ATI graphics cards running Nvidia PhysX are Faster, Stronger, Awesomer.

After Nvidia picked up PhysX, it was obvious ATI would probably get left out of Nvidia's efforts to spread the love to graphics cards and x86 CPUs (hence ATI hooking up with Havok). (Physics engines, for the uninitiated, are what make your body bounce around with aplomb after getting stuck with a grenade in Halo 3.) But some modders have fixed that and ported PhysX to ATI's Radeon 3800 cards, instantly improving benchmarks.

A Radeon HD 3870 system jumped from an overall 3D Mark Vantage score of P3800 to P4262. Though it won't be available for ATI's latest 4800 cards for a bit, you can download the PhysX enabler this weekend at NGOHQ, which should make your Unreal experience on ATI that much sweeter.

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ravenguard883822d ago

That's definitely interesting. Probably has something to do with the ATi cards supporting hardware double-precision floating point operations.

Funny that it makes the ATi cards ever better than the nVidia solutions in benchmarks...

highps33822d ago

Truthfully Ive already upgraded and I believe most other PC users have as well.. Next upgrade comes when there is a point to upgrade and as of now there really isnt anything out... Even benchmarks are starting to charge.

Oh well, IMO PC gaming is screwed until devs get bored with the consoles... VIsta didnt help things much either.

But at this point spamming the market with all these cards is pointless..