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Old August 12, 2008, 07:59 PM
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Default Nvidia Forceware 177.83 & Power Pack

Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 177.83 drivers for Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit. These drivers are only for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series graphics cards, and aside from several fixes, they include full support for GPU-based PhysX on the above graphics cards, courtesy of the included 8.08.01 PhysX drivers which are part of this Forceware package.

To allow you to experiment with the new GPU-accelerated PhysX capabilities, Nvidia has also released the GeForce Power Pack, a set of games and tech demos which support PhysX and highlight its benefits. The pack also contains the full Unreal Tournament 3 PhysX Mod Pack, since UT3 supports additional PhysX-based levels which GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series owners can now access.

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I'm using 175.19 which are very stable and run great in XP and VIsta - 179.79 was very unstable for me, in BIOSHOCK VIsta32.... I will give these a try, but this whole PhysX thing, especially on GPU intensive games might actually impact the frame rate - Some games were reported going from 89FS to 59FPS. I think the real benefit will come from some older games that relied more heavily on the CPU, in these cases you could see an increase - but for newer GPU intensive games, but cost you some frame rate, and I think this PhysX thing would be ideal on a SLI setup or at least a GTX260.
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Any way off shutting it off to not get the frame rate drop. Haven't moved to this release yet but would like to know just in case.
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Any way off shutting it off to not get the frame rate drop. Haven't moved to this release yet but would like to know just in case.
you can mate switch physx off it is NVIDIA Corporation/NVIDIA PhysX Properties in start/all programs
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Old October 4, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Thanks nam

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you can mate switch physx off it is NVIDIA Corporation/NVIDIA PhysX Properties in start/all programs
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wasn't someone on HWC testing the Physx on a secondary card? I've lost track of the thread? or maybe my mind???
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Thanks for the link yamawho.

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