Nvidia officially introduce PhysX support on GeForce
In addition to the driver that activates PhysX on eight series GPU’s, the GeForce power pack also includes free demos and applications that take advantage of PhysX on the GPU. NVIDIA claims that the GPU can handle 10 to 20 times more visual complexity than what is possible on today’s traditional PC platforms using the CPU.
NVIDIA also says that more than 20 top-tier PC titles are expected before the year-end holiday season that will be PhysX enabled. Owners of eight series GeForce video cards can also get a glimpse of PhysX will bring to the future games with special levels for Unreal Tournament 3 where damage effects greatly enhance gameplay based on PhysX processing.
Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games said in a statement, “Game physics is essential in enabling deeper interactivity and real-world effects in any game. Epic is pleased to offer PhysX as a standard feature within Unreal Engine 3 to enable such effects. The introduction of GPU acceleration for PhysX promises both additional potential effects and faster performance. You can get a glimpse of the possibilities of what PhysX is the able to do with the special levels for Unreal Tournament 3 where damage effects greatly enhance the gameplay.