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Old July 11, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Hey guys Noob here lol
My ? is does one need a pysix card or would it even show a improvement ? If i am running a 4870 vid card?
Just curious and learning:)
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Old July 11, 2008, 07:26 PM
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Don't bother, had one since they first came out, only a few games benefit(UT3 does nicely).
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Old July 11, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Yeah, they never really caught on as a stand-alone product. Expect to see this kind of stuff incorporated into either vid cards or possibly onto motherboards/cpus in the future.
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Old July 12, 2008, 01:50 AM
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I don't know anybody who owns one, it just seemed like a quick attempt at generating some revenue to me. New nvidia drivers are allowing physx support on their gpus anyway. I believe some things are starting to surface about it being on ati gpus as well. In my opinion it's a huge waste of cash. I don't even have a clue how much they go for, it's never been something I considered purchasing, and I would say most people will say the same thing.
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Old July 12, 2008, 05:25 AM
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Hey guys thanks for the info !:)
I wasnt sure i seen them and thought theat they would make ones graphics sharper , cleaner !
Again thanks for the heads up on them :)
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Old July 19, 2008, 01:06 PM
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Stay far away!

I have a physx card but there are not enough games for it. they go for under 100 bucks though.

Physx will not make games sharper and cleaner. Only GPU's do.


In my mind physx sucks and should just die. Havok is much better and so is Valves cinematic physics in Half Life 2 Episode 2.
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Don't waste your money on that - NVIDIA has acquired PhysX anyways, so the technology will be a standard on newer GPUs - In fact official drivers soon will allow you to use something called GeForce PhysX using your GPU (Not all the GPUs will support this, if I'm not mistaken, CUDA compatible ones!) But enabling GeForce PhysX might cost some frame rates though. But 8 and 12 cores (and 88 cores mentioned here :D) I guess it won't be a problem in the future ! I guess PhysX allows for better physics realism (more of the complex effects, more particles, more dispersion/randomness, more realism - instead of the scripted explkosions that look the same all the time).
Not worth it IMO - wait for newer, faster cards to support it through drivers.
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