Sorry for asking a fairly dumb question but does the 4870x2 have onboard dedicated physics like the GTX 280 PhysX? I want a 4870X2 but want to make sure I don't make a wrong decision when spending alot of money? I can't see anywhere on the ATi spec where it says there is support?
i agree with all th previous posters. not card has a dedicated physics processor, and so games use it that who cares. even the games that do use it show little improvement/benefit from it. physics processing is going to need some time and a standard API before it goes mainstream.
well, i too thought that physx doesnt do a crap, but after buying an nvidia 9800 gt today i saw the option to enable it, so i did..
well guys... after launching Dawn of war 2 beta-demo i was amazed!! there is surely great change in physics.. every movement in game is very natural, ragdoll physics, particles, smoke etc.. its all VERY realistic.
I've been playing the same game 2 weeks now with my old (but strong 8800GTX) with no physx and the diference today was VERY OBVIOUS!
i didnt beleive in physx but it seems it does a great job at realism..
Too bad Nvidia and Ati just bashed PhysX when it was released. That slowed the full PhysX thing down allot. In the end Nvidia does what? Buy the company to get the technology they once claimed was junk.
They need an open standard for this so EVERYONE gets there physx fix.