How the GPU Accelerates Effects in Borderlands 2

GTC Session: Post Mortem: GPU Accelerated Effects in Borderlands 2

Jim Sanders, Director of Visual Effects and Technical Art at Gearbox Software, and Kevin Newkirk, a technical artist from Nvidia, take a look at the usage of GPU-accelerated effects in Borderlands 2. They look at how and why they were implemented, but also take some time to do a comparison between the PC version of the game with GPU-accelerated effects, and the console version, which lacks those effects. They also take a quick peek at how the original visuals for Borderlands were developed and why they decided to give the game the slightly different look and feel.

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  • kartu
    mayankleoboy1Works shitty on a AMD GPU.

    Is artificially crippled by nVidia, when detecting AMD GPU.
    Code itself is from a third party, bought by nVidia.

    That alone is a reason for a sane consumer to wish this proprietary crap died.
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  • spentshells
    excella1221It makes Nvidia fanboys feel better about themselves.


    After switching to NV 5xx from ATI 5 series I love physx it is great in the games that support it.

    BUT I did play Borderlands 2 and frankly the difference between the two cards to me (full settings both cards 7850/GTX570) I was nearly unable to notice any difference.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    Thay are just using PhysX.
    Works great on a Nvidia GPU.
    Works shitty on a AMD GPU.
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  • echondo
    Yeah it's an amazing technology, but I don't understand how or why people think their game looks great with PhysX on. It's just too much sometimes, it feels as if my screen is filled to the brim with effects and it just looks ugly.

    I'm more interested in CUDA, but this is a nice show off demo and presentation of PhysX, wish they did a more recent game, oh wait, there isn't a recent game to show PhysX on, because it's useless as less than 1% of games have PhysX effects.
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  • excella1221
    echondoYeah it's an amazing technology, but I don't understand how or why people think their game looks great with PhysX on. It's just too much sometimes, it feels as if my screen is filled to the brim with effects and it just looks ugly.I'm more interested in CUDA, but this is a nice show off demo and presentation of PhysX, wish they did a more recent game, oh wait, there isn't a recent game to show PhysX on, because it's useless as less than 1% of games have PhysX effects.

    It makes Nvidia fanboys feel better about themselves.
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