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Nvidia To Bring WHQL-certified PhysX Drivers On August 5th

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.

  • Lord Gornak
    Finally us G80 peeps will get to play with PhysX!
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  • dragunover
    Yay! Physics! I love them.
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  • enewmen
    There may be some complaints about about this. But for me, I'm happy/suprised this works at all.
    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.
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  • Niva
    Yeah, I'm curious too what the benchmarks will show with and w/o the pysx.
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  • Lord Gornak
    9083492 said:
    There may be some complaints about about this. But for me, I'm happy/suprised this works at all.

    I'm pretty impressed with this, not even something NV had to do. Hopefully it will increase the lifespan of my GTS 640s!
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  • vagetaqtd
    Which exact cards are supported?
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  • vagetaqtd
    Nevermind, found it:

    GeForce GTX 280 GPUs
    GeForce GTX 260 GPUs
    GeForce 9800 GTX GPUs
    AGEIA PhysX Processor (All)
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  • coolgamer512
    As far as I know all CUDA enabled GPUs will support this.

    Just 12 (or less) hours to go!
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  • iveoles
    It's now the 6th, still waiting for these drivers...
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  • Lord Gornak
    Um, yeah, seriously. I'm hoping it didn't get pushed back to September for their "Big Bang II" for Forceware 180.
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