Dedicated Physx Card Difference in Alice Madness Returns
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July 22, 2011, 12:19 PM
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now u see the reason for that is ur dedicated card is AMD (ie no support for nVidia's proprietary physx software). Thus, your system is trying to load physx (parallel computing optimized API) to the CPU which is better suited at serial computing! It's kinda like trying to get a CPU to render graphics to a lesser degree...basically hopeless to run physx without a compatible GPU!
now if your main GPU was nVidia and u did the benchmark comparing with and without dedicated GT430 physx computing then it would be more of a real world interest to this, and I presume then the effect would be negligible or even detrimental if the main GPU is far more powerful than the dedicated physx card (in such a situation the physx card would be the bottleneck)
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That was kinda the point of why I posted it. I specifically wanted to show the difference a dedicated physx card will do for you if you have an ati card as your main. If I turned down the settings then that would kinda defeat the purpose of what I was trying to show.
Gotta luv the guys like this 1st poster quoted whom are TOTALY in the green camp & think that no one has any interest in doin so or would be cause its not a "compatibile gpu" ...... funny how 1 of the other major review sites did the same thing as the op did using the unsuported methos & when it was head 2 head the ati card actualy excelled in that comparision ... NOT preformed worst.
But of course lets not forget the other fact that PhysX is only a best a 10% booster in fps & for more "eye candy" type of affects that 1 top end card from either company can do anyways. Again tests done by various other major review sites showed this that there was little to no advantage of having it. Why do ya think the original cards didn't sell well ...
Btw, gj on the lil post ineedaname
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