Nvidia details future PhysX support
Our expectation is that this is gonna encourage people to buy even better GPUs. It might?and probably will?encourage people to buy a second GPU for their SLI slot. And for the highest-end gamer, it will encourage them to buy three GPUs. Potentially two for graphics and one for physics, or one for graphics and two for physics. Last, but not least, Huang said developers are “really excited” about the PhysX-to-CUDA port. “Finally they’re able to get a physics engine accelerated into a very large population of gamers,” he explained. Huang was unwilling to get into a time frame for the release of the first PhysX port..
The best part is that a simple software download is all that will be required in order to gain PhysX support – all 8-series cards, both old and new, support PhysX.