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Old 2012-08-19, 06:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #126
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Re: How PhysX runs on Nvidia and AMD (ATI) systems


Originally Posted by julfo View Post
Thanks for the link bro, I have no problem being proven wrong if it means the truth is promoted

Love Toms, and it is an interesting read. This is a very tricky situation, though. Is purposefully nerfing the CPU potential of PhysX so that an nVidia GPU is the best option by far to play the games on very ethical conduct? Decidedly not. Would nVidia cards be so compelling if the CPU performance more closely matched it? No it wouldn't. So it is a balance between monopolizing great GPU physics performance and selling more cards while still not screwing over everyone who has other brands. It is a tough call, and I don't see a clear solution to the problem. Why would nVidia upgrade the code to x86 if it would lose them money? They wouldn't, that's a silly concept. And again, PhysX IS open source for developers to optimize, if they so desire.
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