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Hans
07-26-2008, 12:29 PM
Santa Clara (CA) - After demonstrating beta drivers featuring GPU-accelerated physics on 3DMark Vantage and Unreal Tournament III (GeForce GTX and 9800 boards), Nvidia is getting ready to release the official Windows driver.

This driver will support PhysX acceleration on all capable GeForce 8, 9 and GTX cards, while carrying Microsoft’s WHQL certificate. More importantly, the new ForceWare driver is expanding PhysX support to all currently available PhysX titles on the market, including Ghost Recon 2: Advanced Warfighter, Warmonger and Cell Factor: Revolution.

We expect that downloads of free games such as Warmonger and Cell Factor will actually spike once again in August, since now those games will be playable on a variety of cards.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-physx-geforce-gtx-drivers,news-28787.html

Madmax
07-26-2008, 12:39 PM
That is great news for nvidia card users, but i think ATI is stil working on Physics in another department using another graphics card or on board the cards themselves.

ATI has physics capabilities, but has not 100% fully utilized them as of yet.

I love to see the 3dmark06 and Vantage scores
with these new Physic drivers from nvidia as those programs use Physics within them.

filthy
07-26-2008, 02:48 PM
AMD acquired Havok, so physics processing for them is right around the corner.

Madmax
07-26-2008, 02:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Filthy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">AMD acquired Havok, so physics processing for them is right around the corner.</div></div>

Yes i forgot the name of what they bought and yes that is it. They will have it soon enough i hope.