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PhysX with only an AMD?

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February 19, 2013 4:33:58 PM

Hi community,

I have a Radeon HD 5670 GPU. And I heard some where that you can run PhysX on an AMD GPU. But I can't find anything about it. So I hope you can help me. Also is it possible to activate PhysX with only an AMD card?

Also this is my CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 620 ~2.6 GHZ

(Just in-case that was needed.)

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a b À AMD
February 19, 2013 4:43:53 PM

With an AMD GPU, Physx support is via software, not hardware.
February 19, 2013 4:59:27 PM

Some games let you do it, Borderlands 2 for example. The thing is my 3570k can't handle medium physx on 2560x1440. I doubt your cpu will be able to handle any physx at your res.
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February 19, 2013 4:59:28 PM

Some games let you do it, Borderlands 2 for example. The thing is my 3570k can't handle medium physx on 2560x1440. I doubt your cpu will be able to handle any physx at your res.
a b À AMD
February 19, 2013 5:29:52 PM

wanderer11 said:
Some games let you do it, Borderlands 2 for example. The thing is my 3570k can't handle medium physx on 2560x1440. I doubt your cpu will be able to handle any physx at your res.

This is true in that some games do support software Physx better than others.
February 20, 2013 1:58:46 PM

bump
February 20, 2013 2:28:40 PM

We answered your question. Yes it is possible in some games, but very hard for your cpu to physx well.
a b À AMD
February 20, 2013 3:23:21 PM

dooder39 said:
bump

BTW, no bumping please. Doing so violates the forum rules and guidelines. Thanks.

To re-iterate, there is no way to make an AMD GPU perform "hardware based" Physx like on a Nvidia GPU.

And, yes, you can run Physx (in software mode via the CPU) on a system with an AMD GPU.
a b À AMD
February 20, 2013 3:28:36 PM

They all answered your question, and correctly, I might add. That is rare when it comes to PhysX.
February 20, 2013 4:28:59 PM

bystander said:
They all answered your question, and correctly, I might add. That is rare when it comes to PhysX.

No, It isn't answered at all. As I mentioned I already knew it was possible, and those answers only reconfirm something I already knew.
February 20, 2013 4:30:31 PM

Also is it possible to activate PhysX with only an AMD card?

That is the only question you asked. YES, it is possible. It is just difficult to run.
a b À AMD
February 20, 2013 4:47:55 PM

wanderer11 said:
Also is it possible to activate PhysX with only an AMD card?

That is the only question you asked. YES, it is possible. It is just difficult to run.

Let's not go ruining things. NO, you cannot run PhysX "ON" an AMD card. When PhysX is run with an AMD card present (and without a dedicated Nvidia PhysX card), PhysX is run on the CPU. It never runs on the AMD card itself.
a b À AMD
February 20, 2013 4:48:50 PM

Bumping threads is against forum rules; please read them before reposting. If you'd like a more specific answer, you'll need to provide more details with your question.
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