physx on 8800gt

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by epk, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i've been trying the lastest forceware beta drivers that enable hardware physics on nvidia gpus

    and made a small vid of ghost recon advanced warfighter 2 to show it
    looks sweet, and not noticeable performance drop (tho i think there's a small one with warmonger, free game based on the ut3 engine which is a bit heavier than this)

    anyway.. here 'tis
     
  2. Bman

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    Yea I have been running those drivers for awhile, they are awesome!

    Nice video.
     
  3. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah... that feature (and the hot temps of the 4850 without touching the bios) made me go back to nvidia :]


    oh, and thanks.. i was gonna rep ya but i need to spread it around xD
     
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    yea haven't used an ati card or anything but Nvidia for awhile, and it wasen't even because of this lol
     
  5. zeke_mo

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    There shouldn't be a noticeable performance drop in any game, as it uses the extra gpu to make the calculations. But I agree, nvidia really has it going on with the 8+ series(still the most cost effective series :p) Unless AMD comes out with something amazing I dont plan on ever going back to them
     
  6. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    PhysX is freaking awesome.

    :)
     
  7. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah, its real cool


    but zeke.. what about games that stress 100% of the gpu, shouldnt those be slower when adding physics calcs? i mean, if there weren't any extra gpu to spare
    just wondering hehe, dont really know for sure