ATI falls for PhysX

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ATI falls for PhysX
You may recall a recent article on Nvidia's offer to ATI. Nvidia gave ATI the opportunity to use PhysX if they took up CUDA. Well, the result from this offer has been agreed! ATI have decided to go with Nvidia; this is not a huge surprise as ATI could have been out of a job if it didn't take up PhysX. Nvidia could easily force it upon game developers.
You may also remember ATI showing off its R600 GPUs with a demo of falling bricks. This was designed to discourage Ageia. They claimed that the R600s could process physics better than the PhysX card itself. Now that Nvidia can run PhysX on CUDA, ATI should be able to do the same. Both sides need to work and improve this complex piece of code.
The Big Lime Greens will surely be the first with PhysX on their graphic drivers, but we are sure ATI will follow soon enough. ATI does have a good position at the moment; they have now joined with Nvidia's PhysX and Intel's Havok, a WIN-WIN situation.
Discuss ATI's move on our Forums.
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06-06-2008, 15:49:22

I wouldnt have a clue, you can overclock with all motherboards ( i think) , what exactly have you tried?

06-06-2008, 15:51:00

I went into the bios and the only thing I can do related to the cpu is turn of the multi core.

06-06-2008, 16:07:09

I bought a Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L iP31 Express for a spare board to browse the net when i had to rma my main board,and for £50 i was impressed.

It has limited options for overclocking but it ran my spare E6600 at 3.4ghz easily and im sure it posted into windows at just under 4ghz.

06-06-2008, 16:26:45

2 things :

Bios update


Have you read your instructions? checked everywhere, looked for hidden menus etc...

And to that comment about the £50 mobo, I did the same with a gigabyte one from pc world, still using to that matter, ;)

06-06-2008, 17:43:08

I read all the manual and nothing helped so I've decided to just get a new mobo, but I'm a bit skint atm but i found this


What do you guys think?

06-06-2008, 18:30:16

I think that is a coule of models above the very basic P31 one gigabyte offer, which is an excelent board. My friend got one coupled with an E2200 and got frmo 2Ghz to 3Ghz no problem, plus it has all theh fancy things like SATA2, PCI-e, 5.1 audio and IDE for your DVD drive if you don't have a SATA one.

£44 and does all the tricks you want :D hope this helped

07-06-2008, 02:54:06

P31 Chipset :S

07-06-2008, 17:26:24

Are either of those boards dual sli?

07-06-2008, 17:53:03

nope, intel boards dont do SLi, some do crossfire though, and the new 4000 series cards are shaping up nicely

07-06-2008, 17:55:32

Is it worth paying the extra for a dual sli? Because I've got a 9600GT and later on I'll probably get another one but not for a good while anyway.

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