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Old 09-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NVIDIA Disables PhysX When ATI Card is Present

There is a rather lively discussion in our forums about NVIDIA’s recent decision to disable PhysX when an ATI card is present in your system. This all started with the release of NVIDIA’s 186+ drivers and, if you follow the link in the forums, you’ll see where the reasoning behind the decision is explained by NVIDIA’s customer care center.

Nvidia supports GPU accelerated Physx on NVIDIA GPUs while using NVIDIA GPUs for graphics. NVIDIA performs extensive Engineering, Development, and QA work that makes Physx a great experience for customers. For a variety of reasons - some development expense some quality assurance and some business reasons NVIDIA will not support GPU accelerated Physx with NVIDIA GPUs while GPU rendering is happening on non- NVIDIA GPUs.

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"and some business reasons" No, really? :P

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It just means that people with AMD systems will stick with ATi Cards instead.
Plus I am sure that nVidia will be hearing from AMD/ATi lawyers some time soon.

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The only thing this will do is make PhysX even less popular.
If Nvidia wants PhysX to be a standard, they're not making very good business choices to make that happen.
Especially with DirectX 11's DirectCompute, and OpenCL around the corner.
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