Santa Clara (CA) - After demonstrating beta drivers featuring GPU-accelerated physics on 3DMark Vantage and Unreal Tournament III (GeForce GTX and 9800 boards), Nvidia is getting ready to release the official Windows driver.
This driver will support PhysX acceleration on all capable GeForce 8, 9 and GTX cards, while carrying Microsoft’s WHQL certificate. More importantly, the new ForceWare driver is expanding PhysX support to all currently available PhysX titles on the market, including Ghost Recon 2: Advanced Warfighter, Warmonger and Cell Factor: Revolution.
We expect that downloads of free games such as Warmonger and Cell Factor will actually spike once again in August, since now those games will be playable on a variety of cards.
Now if M$ can finish Direct Physics to work with ANY DX10+ GPU.....
Also benchmarks please for how this works on old PhysX games and new titles designed to use "normal" GPUs.
I'm pretty impressed with this, not even something NV had to do. Hopefully it will increase the lifespan of my GTS 640s!
GeForce GTX 280 GPUs
GeForce GTX 260 GPUs
GeForce 9800 GTX GPUs
AGEIA PhysX Processor (All)
Just 12 (or less) hours to go!