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February 13, 2010 7:47:57 AM

Hello,
i was wondering..
Is ati better in physics or nvidia?
I'm going to buy a hd5770 but if you guys tell me i should wait for nvidia to come out with their new dx11 cards, i Will wait.

By the way, i'm going to Play crysis and far cry 2 which are pretty physics games and i want to let them look verry realistic.

If you don't understand me, its because i'm dutch lol

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February 13, 2010 8:17:48 AM

ATI doesnt even support physics
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February 13, 2010 8:38:46 AM

Then go with the ATi card as neither of those games utilise Nvidia's PhysX.
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February 13, 2010 8:40:07 AM

Quote:
ATI doesnt even support physics


Not sure I'd phrase it like that. "ATI" (should be called AMD now.) does support Physics, it just needs to run on something else. I think the OP is talking about PhysX, which is an API thats supposed to handle physics and runs on an Nvidia video card. Problems with this include it doesn't really do physics, it just adds extra smoke/effects to scenes. The other big problem is a game needs to be coded to handle this.

Speaking of which, neither Crysis or FC2 use PhysX for its physics. This means there is little reason to use an Nvidia video card for these games unless they are faster at it then AMD.
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February 13, 2010 9:09:55 AM

Meh, What he said, I just wasn't so long winded about it. [:mousemonkey] *runs away*
February 13, 2010 10:19:41 AM

And what if i play mirrors edge? Will it look the same as on a nvidia card?
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February 13, 2010 10:28:54 AM

No, not from what I've read and been told by my nephew. So if you want the extra eye candy then you will have to think about how you want an Nvidia card in your system. On it's own or with an Ati card.
February 13, 2010 10:32:42 AM

Mousemonkey said:
No, not from what I've read and been told by my nephew. So if you want the extra eye candy then you will have to think about how you want an Nvidia card in your system. On it's own or with an Ati card.

Can you give me an example on how it looks against nvidia physx? If you can, i would appreciate it very much.
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February 13, 2010 10:35:30 AM

I don't have nor want the game and I only run Nvidia cards so I can't give first hand experience of the difference between the two, google is your best bet here.
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February 13, 2010 11:46:35 AM

cromedome said:
ATI doesnt even support physics



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLgb9AdnaBI

Tell that to those who ran this demo and is a shame that they didn't release the software to the public.
February 13, 2010 1:02:13 PM

The ATI cards are usually better value, with more processor units, but for good looks and build quality, its Nvidia
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February 13, 2010 1:33:58 PM

nforce4max said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLgb9AdnaBI

Tell that to those who ran this demo and is a shame that they didn't release the software to the public.


would be nice if they ever ported Havok to OpenCL, then we could have a cross platform/cross vendor api physics api
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