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Old June 12, 2008, 09:43 PM
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AMD and Havok have just teamed up to improve physics processing on the AMD platform:


"SUNNYVALE and SAN FRANSISCO, Calif. -- June 12, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Havok today announced plans to jointly investigate the optimization of physics effects utilizing AMD’s full line of products.

With over 100 developers and 300 leading titles already using Havok’s physics engine - Havok Physics – the company has clearly defined its position as the leading developer of game physics. By working together, both companies are demonstrating their commitment to open standards and continued support for the needs of the game community.

“As the complexity and visual fidelity of video games increases, AMD wants to take advantage of opportunities to improve the game experience,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “By working with the clear market leader in physics software, AMD can optimize our platforms to consistently deliver the best possible visual experience to the gamer.”

Havok Physics scales extremely well across the entire family of AMD processors, including quad-core products such as the AMD Phenom™ X4. As part of the collaboration, Havok and AMD plan to further optimize the full range of Havok technologies on AMD x86 superscalar processors. The two companies will also investigate the use of AMD’s massively parallel ATI Radeon GPUs to manage appropriate aspects of physical world simulation in the future."





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Old June 13, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Who in their right mind would code for Ageia physics now when both intel/AMD support havok and AMD/ATI also makes most of the chips for consoles? Nvidia is going to have some hard times over the next little while.
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Old June 13, 2008, 08:00 PM
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Yeah and the GTX 280 has some benchmarks and it isn't that big of a jump. Defiantly not worth the cost when ATI is suppose to release a lot cheaper.
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