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Radeon 4000 series Physics processing

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October 5, 2008 7:49:51 PM

Alright so the red team has been advertising about their 4000 series cards being able to do physics processing for a while now and it's even confirmed here that it uses Havok API to do physics rendering. The question is do we need to install a special type of drivers like Nvidia does to enable physics processing? Can we assume that it is enabled by default?
a b U Graphics card
October 5, 2008 8:17:28 PM

it should be included within there drivers but im not 100% sure.
physics is sure taking along time becoming standard.
October 5, 2008 8:36:36 PM

The last time I checked: Havok API is on done on the central processing unit.
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October 6, 2008 12:33:14 AM

pcgamer12 said:
The last time I checked: Havok API is on done on the central processing unit.


So why is it that ATI is advertising that ATI 4000 series cards can take advantage of havok?

I've tried to look this up on google but I haven't found any articles talking about this issue.
October 6, 2008 12:36:20 AM

pcgamer12 said:
The last time I checked: Havok API is on done on the central processing unit.


murdoc said:
So why is it that ATI is advertising that ATI 4000 series cards can take advantage of havok?

I've tried to look this up on google but I haven't found any articles talking about this issue.


Yes, it runs on cpu. There was Havok FX for gpu, but it was canceled.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havok_(software)#Havok_FX

Not sure why ATI advertise it as such.
October 6, 2008 5:30:37 AM

o damn and I just bought a 4870 =( Noooo!!! In just 3 months my card will start going out of date!
October 6, 2008 8:24:53 AM

I had a PhysX card even before Nvidia aquired Ageia.
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2008 11:02:36 AM

The 5xxx series isnt expected before May at the earliest, and it shouldnt be exclusive to the 5 series either. I think itll come for all capable cards, probably the 2xxx series on up
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2008 1:09:37 PM

Itsn't it obvious: Intel coded Havok to take advantage of ATI cards, so every Havok enhanced game can't be used as a benchmark now! [/MockCrysisNvidiaArgument]
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