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PhysX Examples

PhysX Examples
I had a small play around with some PhysX demo's and games and I must confess I was impressed with the technology. Despite PhysX being in it's infancy, the effects were truly remarkable. Here are a few snippets I took while having a play (AGEIA demo accepted).
NVidia & AGEIA PhysX Tech Demos
The Great Kulu
The Great Kulu is an interactive technology demonstration featuring a captured sea creature brought to life using NVIDIA® PhysX™ soft body simulation technology. The demo allows users to interact with Kulu and watch how its soft flesh interacts with the environment as it chases you around your ship. The flesh movements and movements of other soft body objects are simulated in real-time using PhysX technology, to create this "soft and squishy" experience.
Using proprietary technology and Ageia PhysX hardware, Warmonger breaks down the old static gameplay of shooters. Create new flow, compromise cover and concealment, no place is safe. Destroy walls, floors and whole buildings to open up new paths, or close existing ones. Destructive power is more than eye candy here, its a tactical weapon in Warmonger. Dynamic environments are taken to a whole new level and beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 3. 
Flash, perhaps isn't the best media to show off the stunning effects that PhysX is capable of but the above clips should at least give you some idea of how the effects can, and no doubt will, be incorporated into tomorrows games. I know couldn't get enough of them and had lots of fun shooting some poor guys decapitated head across the screen. Sadly, due to the age of some of our readers, I dare not show that clip!
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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2008, 07:26:10

"PhysX has been a failure for AGEIA in the past, can XFX and NVidia conjour up some interest in game physics with the latest XXX edition of the GTX280?"


Read the full review here.Quote

16-09-2008, 07:57:41

Mr. Smith
Q. What is innovative about this product?

I don't understand why it was given that award. Decent review, lacking on game benchmarks though /Quote

16-09-2008, 08:15:24

No offence intended m8 but did you actually read the review or just skim over it? The review was aimed more towards PhysX, something I don't feel has had enough exposure. I could easily have benched it against a number of other cards which has been done time and time again. We have already reviewed a stock GTX280 so the overclocked 280 would give a predictable increase in scores and make for some pretty bland reading. I did include some benchmarks against other cards at the end to show the 'predictable' outcome so felt little need to emphasize that fact by running it on 6 or 7 titles. I would like to have seen some more benchmarks run on PhysX enabled games but they are few and far between as it is new and INNOVATIVE technology, incorporating PhysX into a GPU.

I just wanted to show some of the benefits other than raw FPS otherwise every review would be the same, which is not what people want to read imo - maybe I'm wrong?Quote

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