Brand new Nvidia PhysX Video of Mafia 2. (PC Version)
I've pre-ordered my PNY 480GTX.
stop those damn partnerships damnit ! physix is nothing more than money from nvidia, they could use euphoria, or god knows what ! I'm sick of physix and TWIMTBP
Physx is better optimized to run with any game engine code like Havok. But GPU is that so much powerful than the CPU that Havok cannot handle such operations on the CPU you need a really fast CPU to do those. Euphoria cannot be used in all game engines. Physx is way better and its the future!
you have no idea of what you're talking about, fantastic.
Yeah thats because u have an ATI GPU so you think my argument fails. Cry more
your realize that GTA4 uses euphoria and is vastly superior to anything physix related. And works well on ATI or Nvidia
Havok can run on openCL, which means it's also gpu based, just like physx. Unlike physx, which sucks in comparison imo, it's also available to all platforms, not just nvidia cards. Not to mention with dx11, a lot more of physics in games will be accomplished via compute shaders.
Oh, Havok can run on OpenCL? Great. Then where are the games? Personally, I don't care what system they use as long as it supports GPU acceleration. So far, only PhysX games have been GPU accelerated. If there are other options, then that's great. But please stop developing games with CPU physics.
I don't think Nvidia physics are any better than euphoria or the countless other solutions out there, but if you have an Nvidia GPU you certainly get a boost to performance (obviously, otherwise what would be the point?) However, there are hacks out there that let your AMD GPU become able to use hardware acceleration using Physx.
PhysX is absolute garbage as it is a proprietary API that does not allow for half of the PC gaming market to take advantage of its features. A much better solution would be something based on OpenCL or DirectCompute, but since the PC market is currently so fragmented developers will continue to take money from Nvidia to support their inferior and overpriced hardware. There was talk about Microsoft creating an extension to DirectX that would include a GPU antagonistic physics solution like PhysX, but that was back in 2006.
"you can shoot tires on vehicles" just wow... :D seeing this footage makes me feel, that mafia won't be something so amazing as they want people to believe.
wow looks so good cant wait for this game but i have decided i am going save up for 470-480
using X360 controller in the PC version , I hope 2k didn't screw this game. @ meetajhu , nope , havok are way better and above all it isn't brand exclusive like physx which is a nvidia property
Physx is purely aesthetic. All the destruction you saw there will be the same on ATI cards, the only difference being the particle effects. So many people get suckered into buying Nvidia for these pointless little tricks, and moreover pointlessly paying a massive amount more.
I can't believe the amount of morons that are being conned into buying a 470/80, look at the benchmarks... barely a few percent in fps if at all any over the respective 5850/5870. And for what? A £100 quid more a piece over their ATI opposition. Personally I'm going to crossfire two 5850's = £400, smack bang in between 470 and 480 prices... but wait... they'll rip Nvidia to shreds. PhysX is a joke, a weak selling point and just shows Nvidia trying to buy their way back out of the hole they're stuck in. 6 months late and over priced... the way its NOT meant to be played ;) Hahaha, a disagree... check it out, the nvidia fan boys are upset :( Months or proclaiming an impending victory and they're left supporting an over priced gimmick. Gutted kids. I go for whatever cards are best in the generation...I used to have the 8800gt, then times changed... Ati are the leaders for now. Deal with it.
Same here, I have no brand loyalty. I used my 8800GTS 640meg card until the HD5870 came out. Now I use it. If the benchmarks had been better for the GF480 I would be selling my 5870 and buying a 480. However, I go where the best price/performance ratio is and right now AMD has that on lock down.
I've had the 5870 since last September, and before that I owned an 8800GTX. To me it appears that Nvidia is currently in the same position ATI was back when they were trying to release the HD 2900XT. They were late to the game with what was ultimately a slower piece of hardware. ATI currently offers the fastest cards on the market for the best price. Maybe Nvidia will get it right again with the GTX 500 series.
This sort of closed tech annoys me as an ATI owner, but the changes really aren't enough to warrant buying such an overpriced line of GPU. Still grabbing this if my PC will run it.
I didnt see any trailer. I just saw pictures.
is this bs game ever going to be released!? ive been waiting for years now im already lowering my expectations and considering this another duke nukem
PhysX by Nvidia http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... ENJOY PEOPLE
While that last video you posted was amazing, we will never see any of that in any game...
lol why bother bringing this out on consoles? ps3 is going to suffer the most with it's lack of memory....only possible on pc "ATI currently offers the fastest cards on the market for the best price. Maybe Nvidia will get it right again with the GTX 500 series." you do know nvidia owns ati right?
Uhh maybe if it was still 2006.
you can do physics on the cpu or the gpu ATi is working with Havok to optimize Physx running through ATI cards and opencl to do some of it through the CPU. ATI can run Physx but it takes a performance hit. There are some special drivers that enable ATI to do Nvidia Physx and that's why Nvidia cards lock ATI cards and that's why Nvidia put code in some games so the AA and physx locks out ATI cards. Nvidia is a B*tch company.
YES ATi can run PhysX but by the FPS hit is so damn high. ATi support compute physics like Havoc more (In my opinion both of these companies hate NVidia - hey they're competitors man!) Havoc engine is good but not as good as PhysX. I've played too many physics based game but so far nothing come close. Developers need to license from a number of physics engine developers like Euphoria, DMM or Havoc to get what PhysX is capable of with just one license. If not, then they have to purchase an engine with built in physics capabilities like Dunia or CryEngine. But still as far as the physics goes still cannot match up with the capabilities of PhysX. I'm not winning NVidia here but as far anyone want to deny it IT'S THE TRUTH AND PURE FACTS PEOPLE. Cloth physics, water particles and true debris i see only capable in PhysX engine. I know Havoc and DMM also got debris physics but still not up to par with PhysX. Anyway i won't order 480/470 yet until after 6/10 months later, when the price is right and more games supports DX11.
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