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Old 06-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia GeForce 177.39 Brings PhysiX Support

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Today, NVIDIA officially launched GPU acceleration for PhysX when they released
the PhysX driver version 8.06.12 which enables PhysX acceleration for the following cards :

GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX

You will need to install the latest 177.39 ForceWare driver in addition to the PhysX driver. At this moment,
PhysX support has only been enabled for those four GPUs. NVIDIA will progressively
enable PhysX support in the other GeForce 9 and GeForce 8 graphics over the next few weeks.
______________________________________________
; NVIDIA Windows Vista Display INF file
; Copyright (c) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
CatalogFile = NV_DISP.CAT
DriverVer = 06/16/2008, 7.15.11.7739

NVIDIA_G92.DEV_0612.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX"
NVIDIA_GT200.DEV_05E1.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280"
NVIDIA_GT200.DEV_05E2.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260"
NVIDIA_C77.DEV_084C.1 = "NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI"
NVIDIA_C77.DEV_084D.1 = "NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI"
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All d/loads here

Apparently there has been some sucess with 177.35 and 177.26 driver with an .inf modification.

Works a treat for me on G92.
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Default Re: Nvidia GeForce 177.39 Brings PhysiX Support

I know the CPU score in '06 shoots up because of the reduced load, but how are real games affected? And how many titles actually employ PhysX? I thought it was all Havok done on the CPU?
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Default Re: Nvidia GeForce 177.39 Brings PhysiX Support

There's a list of supported games, I'll go find the link

MoH:Airborne is one, UT3 is another.



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Default Re: Nvidia GeForce 177.39 Brings PhysiX Support

Wait.. ive been reading about this on the Guru3D forums alot. Does it work with the 9800 GX2?
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yep, I believe so, it's a G92 core yes? You'll just need the modded .inf
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