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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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44. Re: NVIDIA Responds to ATI PhysX Comments Mar 13, 2010, 18:00 ^Drag0n^
 
ramerco wrote on Mar 12, 2010, 23:46:
GPU hardware accelerated physx is proprietary. The physx sdk and drivers can run on systems without hardware acceleration, just not as well.

Yeah, wouldn't it be great if that was true.

Unfortunately, some dickwad at nV thought it would be cool to disable hardware accelerated physx on NV hardware if you have an ATI IGP or GPU also present. Including the standalone physx PPU cards.

Not only is it draconian, it's asinine, as it actually hurts nV from the standpoint that people owning ATI IGP or GPU cards that might want a dedicated nV PPU/GPU for physics can't do it anymore.

Brilliant marketing. Right up there with some of the recent DRM runs.

I've been running green pretty much 100% since 1998, but this BS, along with the obvious technical problems they have been having this year getting out their latest designs (due later this month) has made me decide to go red on my next GPU.

And yes, I know there's a "hack" that mods the Physx drivers to eliminate the "feature," but I don't think it should ever come to that. Nvidia shouldn't be retarded enough to screw people that legitimately want to use their accelerated physx processor together with someone else's GPU out of the box.

^D^

PS: Let me be clear: I could care less if Physx runs on an ATI card; NV owns it, and more power to them. The issue here is NV has killed the hardware acceleration on legitimate hardware if ATI GPU acceleration is present.

I sure as hell won't cry a tear, though, when MS finishes their DirectX physics API and puts an end to this BS.

This comment was edited on Mar 13, 2010, 18:21.
 
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