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I want PhysX but I want 5870x2!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dom6918, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. dom6918

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    I want to be able to play games with full physX features but want to buy the 5870X2 when it comes out...how do i do it?

    This will go in my new I7 950 machine..that im building..hopefully it will also fit in my Lian Li X500 case!
     
  2. alex24

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    Get a cheapy nvidia 8400 second hand and throw it in, should do the job, providing you have the right board. There is also a PCI physics card, but that's all but obsolete now.
     
  3. Mr Paul

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    Nope, nVidia has disabled that feature. You can't run and AMD GPU and a nVidia card as PhysX, sorry.
     
  4. Rroff

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    Don't think that works any more - pretty sure nVidia are being gay and locking out physx unless the main renderer is an nVidia card.
     
  5. Mr Paul

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    :cool:
     
  6. Duran

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    wait for gtx300 then
     
  7. Rroff

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    :p
     
  8. Mr Paul

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    Yup, may cost you £1000 but hay ho ;)
     
  9. uv

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    The only way you can do it at the mo is by using really old nvidia drivers on Win7 or XP - I played through mirror's edge with a 4870 and a 9500GT for physx, but more recent drivers have this function locked out.

    It's an absolutely awful decision by nVidia tbh.
     
  10. chaparral

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    Didn't think there was physX support in the really old nvidia drivers :confused:
     
  11. Tute

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    What about hunting down an Aegia PPU card? Would that still work with an ATI GPU?
     
  12. Rroff

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    AFAIK nVidia are now depreciating the old aegia ppus so in the future they will be mostly useless (assuming physx isn't anyhow by then).
     
  13. Tute

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    So they're going to write them out of drivers?
     
  14. Rroff

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    More to the point I don't think they will be including paths for any new or expanded features to include the old PPUs.
     
  15. mmj_uk

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    Either pick up a 2nd hand Ageia Physx PPU or petition AMD to add Physx support to the ATI line, or hope there will be an unofficial hack somewhere down the line.
     
  16. madindehead

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    Thought that was only in Windows 7?
     
  17. MikeHunt79

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    What games actually use PhysX?
     
  18. madindehead

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  19. Kenai

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  20. alex24

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    New Batman does.

    Didn't realise nv had locked that out. Yet another reason to hate them, good stuff guys, lost themselves a potential sale there.