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I thought nvidia bought Ageia earlier this year...and with that, they developed the PhysX support through the CUDA based graphics cards.

 

I think you ATI guys might just have to wait and see :unsure:

 

Yep, nvidia owns Ageia, but i think waco is correct in saying that nvidia is also helping Ati getting PhysX out for it's cards.

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Ati using HAVOK FX

Yeah that's what it's called I knew ATI had their own physics backing I just forgot what it was called

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Guys pls answer my question clearly

I thought it was. It is a "software thing".

That is something different. ATi is not cooperating with that becasue it is an individual user modifying and changing their software, which they do not like.

 

That is not an "official" project, just something a very clever tweaker has cooked together.

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Yeah that's what it's called I knew ATI had their own physics backing I just forgot what it was called

 

Intel bought Havok :P

 

But yes, last I heard, ATI will be going with Havok's engine and not PhysX

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nVIDIA = PhysX = Ageia

Ati = HAVOK FX

is same technology different names only

They are not the same technology. :blink:

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can you explain what is the different of this 2 technology

It's like comparing OpenGL and Direct3D. They are different APIs to do the same basic thing.

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PhysX can run on ATI cards, it has been found.

ATI probably doesnt want to support physx, because mroe people would adopt it, and it is nvidias child now. which would be them shooting themselves in the foot if ever they did.

 

intel recently gave amd a booster shot- the use of the popular havok-physics. on cpu and gpu. nvidia's losing money, because of a gross under-estimate of ati/amd. They recovered quick from the merger i'd say. just in time.

 

havok =intel/amd

physx=nvidia.

 

both are similar in that they help computers deal with physics. but the approach they take is very different.

 

ageia was the company that originally produced the physx cards, which you can still find. the only benefit is smoother physics in games.

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So guys if ever PhysX, Ageia or HAVOK FX comes to ATI will it be a software update for existing card owners or it will be a hardware update so only future buyers will get benifit from PhysX or Ageia or HAVOK FX?

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ATI probably doesnt want to support physx, because mroe people would adopt it, and it is nvidias child now. which would be them shooting themselves in the foot if ever they did.

They'd be boosting their market considerably if they managed to get it working 100%. What makes you think it'd hurt them?

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