PhysX (Cellfactor) videos updated. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2006, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640
Default PhysX (Cellfactor) videos updated.

PhysX.

Videos were updated. The Cellfactor video is almost completely new, with a bunch of added stuff. Frankly, I don't think blood spurts out of a human's body like that, but thats just...you know...my opinion. Otherwise, dam it looks good.

Oh, by the way, anyone heard about the latest babble in the hardware world? The Ageia PhysX PPU is reducing the FPS in Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, not raising it. Someone over at OCUK Forums tested it.

1st scene without ppu = 46fps
1st scene with ppu = 30fps

2nd scene without ppu = 34 fps
2nd scene with ppu = 24 fps

The screenshots were unimpressive also. Looks like GRAW's makers decided at the last minute to create som fancy effects when things blow up and offload them to the PPU, than to actually calculate the realistic physics of the game, hopefully this changes in the future. Right now, they're just giving the GPU even more to render. At the moment, I feel for those that bought this $300 Game Decelerator.
__________________

Green Radience is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

wow thats weird...lowering the fps?

interesting...

Im not completly sold...I like the idea, but Id love to see test results and such...


Thanks Green, good find
__________________

__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640
Default

Here's the OCUK thread with the results.
Green Radience is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Go figure it'd be an overpriced piece of junk.
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to tommyboy123x
Default

wow... im totally into the newest technology, but this...
__________________

Dollar Hauler [dot] Com :)
tommyboy123x is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 823
Default

that looks so poor, i was watching the comparison vids, and i was impresssed with the left side one, then realised that wasnt the physix one
harry18 is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: in the past
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via AIM to thebleakness
Default

The physx card is out already? Or am i just reading this wrong....

Those results are a disappointment though, i was expecting much more.
thebleakness is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640
Default

The PhysX cards are avaliable in select Alienware and Falcon Northwest systems, and in XPS 600 Dell Desktops.
Green Radience is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: in the past
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via AIM to thebleakness
Default

Hmm, thats interesting. Its not possible too buy it seperatly though?
thebleakness is offline  
Old 04-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 640
Default

Not until late in May, no.

I guess you could get a $1200 Dell XPS 600 with a PhysX card and take the card out, but I'm not sure you'd want to pay $1200 for the card.
__________________

Green Radience is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.