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PhysX on NVIDIA only? - Not anymore! PhysX on Radeon
 
As you may know, NVIDIA's GT200 Series cards now offer embedded PhysX courtesy of a recent driver update. It has been assumed for a while now that the advancement of PhysX support on graphics cards was primarily at the hardware/technology level, with corresponding drivers released to make use of it. Well according to our source and Eran Badit of NGOHQ, this appears to have been somewhat of a fallacy.
 
Having spent some time digging deep into NVIDIA's CUDA SDK and PhysX SDK, he has found a way to enable the PhysX layer on HD 3800 series ATI Radeon cards! - A run of 3DMark Vantage confirms it is indeed working, boosting his CPU score to 22,606 and final P score over 450 points higher than without the use of PhysX.

Once tested on other cards and platforms to be deemed a success, Eran intends to offer the ATI PhysX-enabling utility on his site
 
Sadly it appears that ATI's HD 4800 family won't be supported (at the moment anyway) as available samples are not forthcoming.
 
Read more about Eran's efforts here
 
I wonder what NVIDIA are thinking right about now?
 
Discuss in our forum
 
 
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23-06-2008, 07:29:57

mrapoc
oo oo oo

stuff getting a cheap quad then!

Imma gonna get one of these instead ^^

23-06-2008, 18:41:38

Bungral

oo oo oo

stuff getting a cheap quad then!

Imma gonna get one of these instead ^^



Still a way off yet mate.

Cheap quad ftw!

Also at Rast:.. I was thinking the same thing instantly looking at the screenie.. 1.1v!! Like ya say though.. Could be bogus from CPUZ.

23-06-2008, 18:52:31

Kempez
Almost certainly a bogus CPU-z reading tbh

Still, Nehalem looking good :D

24-06-2008, 05:20:38

Rastalovich
I`m getting pretty sick of mobo utils, free monitoring tools (although u can only get limitedly mad at free stuff), all giving different readings for different things.

U can`t 100% trust temps or volts or whatever.

The mobo manufs are the ones that suprize me. They work hand in hand with the cpu manufs, and they do readings... of something... but ?? And yet the 3rd party, "guy in a bedroom", programming tools get a closer or better job done of reading stuff.

Wtf these amateurs up to ?

(not in reference to this cpu btw, I mean in general - but u know for sure when the new mobos & cpus hit the scene, the same will happen)

24-06-2008, 08:19:09

Jim



The mobo manufs are the ones that suprize me. They work hand in hand with the cpu manufs, and they do readings... of something... but ?? And yet the 3rd party, "guy in a bedroom", programming tools get a closer or better job done of reading stuff.



Always the way tbh. Its like buying a new mountain bike and expecting it to come with a snap-on tool kit rather than the piece of metal that vaguely resembles a spanner.

They dont really care about the quality of whats on the CD, so long as the motherboard works and they've got roughly the same features as their competitors they're happy.

24-06-2008, 08:34:50

Rastalovich
So what`s the point, as in Abit`s case, having the likes of FanEQ when u can`t use it correctly ?

Why have utils on ur CD and boast about them on ur website under the mobo`s description ?

They`d have to care when using the util as an advertizing reference.

I mean, ASUS`s PCProbe looks like it should work and some time has been spent on it. Uguru seems to be upd8d every so many months, and doesn`t work properly.

Gigabyte`s util work 100% ? Intels ? Now Intel have no excuse AT-ALL.

24-06-2008, 08:48:33

Jim

So what`s the point, as in Abit`s case, having the likes of FanEQ when u can`t use it correctly ?

Why have utils on ur CD and boast about them on ur website under the mobo`s description ?

They`d have to care when using the util as an advertizing reference.

I mean, ASUS`s PCProbe looks like it should work and some time has been spent on it. Uguru seems to be upd8d every so many months, and doesn`t work properly.

Gigabyte`s util work 100% ? Intels ? Now Intel have no excuse AT-ALL.



Maybe they just think "why bother if there's already good, free utils out there". So long as they can knock up some primitive software for the non-enthusiasts who isn't fussed about a 5c discrepancy in temps.

Its all good for the "guy in bedroom" who wants to make a name for himself too :p

24-06-2008, 08:58:37

Rastalovich
5 out ? Sheesh. I doubt I`d worry about that, as long as the volts were good too.

I`d like it if the utils were just `out`. Some mobos, who shall remain nameless, just post a flat number. 12 degrees, on air - and doesn`t move.

Stick in the 3rd party util, and there`s the truth. Now which of the 2 is the professional manufacturer that actually builds stuff ?

24-06-2008, 09:28:27

PP Mguire
Thing you have to realize is these processors arent out so the CPU-Z team havent gotten ahold of one to make it fully detect them properly. Its sorta like GPU-Z. Your program should only be able to detect what its programmed to detect or what bios readings give off.

24-06-2008, 10:08:15

Rastalovich
Cpuz says my York is @ 1.4.V when it sits on 1.2325 (or whatever it is).

The cpu I got aint exactly old or new. One the other pc it say 1.45v, I wonder if it`s fixated on 1.4s.

I`m a firm believer than the manufs utils read from the bios - and the bioses are screwy. And that the utils made by others read the actual cpu, being off 5 or so degrees as they have different ideas of what the distance to threshold is.
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