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NVIDIA Responds to ATI PhysX Comments

PC Games Hardware has a response from NVIDIA to a recent statement by ATI that developers other than Epic use PhysX for physics "because they’re paid to do it." NVIDIA's Nadeem Mohammed, Director of Product Management, PhysX, who says: "we do not pay developers to select PhysX instead of other physics solution." He also states that PhysX is not proprietary, even though it obviously is, saying: "PhysX is a complete Physics solution which runs on all major platforms like PS3, XBOX360, Wii, PC with Intel or AMD CPU, and on the PC with GeForce cards; it even runs on iPhone. It's available for use by any developer for inclusion in games for any platform - all free of license fees. There's nothing restrictive or proprietary about that."

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21. Re: NVIDIA Responds to ATI PhysX Comments Mar 13, 2010, 01:17 Beamer
 
Here's a talk from Siggraph that pretty well explains why I'm a fan of GPGPU solutions over the standard GPU solution ATI is pushing:
http://graphics.cs.williams.edu/archive/SweeneyHPG2009/TimHPG2009.pdf

Yes, it's going to take a while and the gains clearly won't be immediate. As the first-gen Fermi cards may damn well prove the gains may be nonexistent round 1. But they'll be here. GPGPU just feels like the way to go if we really want to push technology.

I'm a huge fan of ATI at the moment. If you're buying a card now it makes no sense to go otherwise. Hell, it's nearly impossible to go otherwise anyway.
But I don't want to see the same GPU evolution they're offering. I'd rather see something a combination of revolutionary and evolutionary, like Fermi, or totally revolutionary, like Larrabee. Otherwise we're just going to keep going down the same ever-slowing pathway with ever-exploding costs.

Edit - of course, ATI is playing here, too, with the Fusion. But they seem more half-hearted about it. Nvidia is betting the company on Fermi (if it fails I'd place money that they pull out of the market and stick with Tegra and the like, it's an insanely lucrative future), and Intel seems wholly committed to it (they realize they're missing a market, realize AMD is playing here and realize that, if things move in this direction, they need to be here to maintain their current dominance.) ATI seems more dabbling.
 
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