Ageia PhysX and Windows 10

Discussion in 'Physics Processing' started by XoR_, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    I wonder if PhysX works on Windows 10
    It still probably makes more sense to install separate Windows 7 without Nvidia PhysX enabled for those few games that works only on Ageia...

    What is your experience with this?
    And is it worth to use PhysX for games which use both PPU and GPU PhysX?

    Anyway I bought used Ageia card for about 30$ to because I saw Infernal supports it and I wonder if I should maybe prepare Windows 7 installation beforehand to test it in timely fashion.
     
  2. Pandur

    Pandur Limp Gawd

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    Wait, what? A modern Geforce will out-accelerate any Ageia PPU card so why would you want to run with one?
     
  3. Mega6

    Mega6 Limp Gawd

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    Pass the jay, bro.
     
  4. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    1. Not all games which support PhysX support GPU PhysX
    I heard that there is some kind of driver for that but it doesn't really work that well, not everything is supported and there can be other issues with it.
    Real card seems to be the only proper way to experience these games the way they were intended.

    2. It is very cheap. Probably as cheap as it will ever be.

    3. Some day it will be rare collector item.
    Maybe it isn't that rare today because there were two on actions in my country at the same time, but some day it will surely be.

    4. It will add advanced relativistic and quantum physic to all games.
    Because this device is kinda old it makes me wonder if they properly implemented trigger energy for creating Higghs boson...
    Only way to find out: go to LHC map in Minecraft and run actual experiments :cat:
     
  5. Pandur

    Pandur Limp Gawd

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    Yeah I get the collectability and novelty aspect of it. I just wasn't aware that there would be any difference between running a GPU or PPU for Physx. If that is true for some titles, it's another field similar to the old Voodoo cards I guess. Anyways, good luck and have fun! :D
     
  6. Wyodiver

    Wyodiver [H]ard|Gawd

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    So, me running a GT 610 1GB for Physx along side my GTX 750 Ti won't help? Darn.
     
  7. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    I do not think GT 610 would improve PhysX performance in games which already support GPU PhysX and it would certainly be useless for getting effects missing from GPU PhysX or games which do not work with it at all.

    There were some tests where they tested using secondary GPU for PhysX and using low end cards gave worse performance than using single card to do both. Only using relatively good GPU to offload calculations was beneficial. Like should you upgrade main GPU then 750Ti could be perfect PhysX card
    http://www.volnapc.com/all-posts/how-much-difference-does-a-dedicated-physx-card-make
    But it might as well for some games not be
    https://forums.evga.com/GTX-1080-FTW-970-as-a-PhysX-card-NOW-TESTED-benchmarks-m2525359.aspx#2528412

    Imho it is too much bother.
    Games which support both Ageia PhysX and GPU PhysX and for which there is no difference in effects between it might as well be better to not use Ageia card and stick to GPU
     
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  8. Aenra

    Aenra [H]Lite

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    Posts like this one make me wonder what it'd be like if i still run games.. well, "modern" games at that.

    I'm now wondering if Radeon cards even support NewGreedia's gimmicks? I think i once setup Physx for my brother on his 7xxx, but i may be mistaken.
    And yeah, yeah, i know.. at least they gave us Hairworks(tm) so there's that.
    When i heard of it, my first thought was shampoo commercials, followed by porn movies. Could definitely see it having a role there.

    Anyway, my apologies for the OOT.