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NVIDIA Releases PhysX System Software 9.09.0408 WHQL

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    NVIDIA made an update to the PhysX system software, the common backend for all NVIDIA products that support PhysX: GeForce 8 series and above graphics processors, and Ageia PhysX accelerator cards. Version 9.09.0408 packs the following changes and features according to the company:
    • Updated runtime to improved operation of Cryostasis Game.
    • Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
    • Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in many games and demos, some of which are highlighted in PowerPack downloads on www.geforce.com.
    • Runtime upgrade ONLY for AGEIA PhysX processors users. (New installations should install older PhysX system software such as version 8.09.04 – prior to installing this update).
    • Includes the latest PhysX runtimes used in the latest game titles.
    • Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on GeForce via CUDA 2.0 for SDK versions 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.5, 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 (requires graphics driver v177.81 or later).
    • Includes all the latest PhysX SDK Runtimes.
    • Supports control of your GPU PhysX configuration from the NVIDIA display driver control panel. (requires graphics driver v180.00 or later)
    The software is available for Windows XP and Windows Vista, from the NVIDIA website.

    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.09.0408 WHQL
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    I feel a 185 WHQL Geforce driver coming with this in it soon.
  3. btarunr

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    Yeah, 185.68 WHQL. Very soon.
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    Too bad the we still support PPU with this driver is just as much BS as the last couple drivers. Install these and guess what, Mirror's Edge stutters with my two 4870x2's and BFG PPU card. Uninstall and go back to earlier drivers and Mirror's Edge is silky smooth.

    Nvidia needs to either FO or start stating we no longer support PPU, go buy a new GPU to do physx on.
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    PhysX is broken by design
    well Mirror's Edge is THE only game that has a good implemention of it
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    Cryostasis? I just got home from my friends house, shes got a 8600GT and HD 4870 so we were playing it and it's pretty cool. The water looks and feels like mercury but other than that it's a pretty shweet game.

    But yes, the title support is seriously lacking. Hopefully with OpenCL and DX11 we can rid of brand related GPGPU acceleration.
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    Thanks for the update!
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    Slapped the Cryostasis demo on a q9550 with a 512mb 4870 mild o.c and noticed that the whole intro was about 8 frames a second, and the rain didnt even look like rain. Maybe i should have slapped in the P1 card too, but then i realized that the super old G80 would run it better without the P1 card, so i tried, and it did. Maybe the issue is with the 4870, maybe it cant fly ma!

    My Asus Agiea P1 has always hated the installation process of the drivers, and personally i think that they should make proper installing drivers. Whats the hold up anyways, why do i always have to install old drivers and then the new ones ? Is there THAT much of a difference ? Is it because of the GPU enabled PhysX ?
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    it is better now split driver from physics
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    How? Isn't implementation reponsibility of game developers and not NVIDIA?
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    i agree, in very much teh same way dx10.1 is the responsibility of game developers and not microsoft. though i do wish they went dx10.1 :(. Well i've never played a game with physics so i won't miss much :p
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    i like it when i hear good new about physx from ati fan boys!
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    does it work on Windows 7?
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    I was using this on Win 7 playing Mirror's Edge last night. The difference between physx on and off is amazing, brings life to the game!

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