- Sep 6, 2013
- 1,791 (0.64/day)
- Athens, Greece
|System Name||3 systems: Gaming / Internet / HTPC|
|Processor||Ryzen 7 2700X / Ryzen 7 2600X / AM3 Athlon 645 unlocked to 6 core|
|Motherboard||MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max / ASRock A320M-HDV R4.0 / Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3|
|Cooling||Νoctua U12S / AMD Wraith / CoolerMaster TX2|
|Memory||16GB G.Skill RIPJAWS 3600 / 16GB G.Skill Aegis 3200 / 16GB Kingston 2400MHz (DDR3)|
|Video Card(s)||XFX RX 580 8GB + GT 620 (PhysX)/ GT 710 / GT 620|
|Storage||Intel NVMe 500GB + SATA SSDs + SATA HDDs / Samsung 256GB NVMe + 2.5'' HDDs / Samsung SSD 120GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung LE32D550 32'' TV(2 systems connected) / 19'' monitor + projector|
|Case||Sharkoon Rebel 12 / Sharkoon Rebel 9 / Xigmatek Midguard|
|Power Supply||Chieftec 850W / Sharkoon 650W / Seasonic 400W|
|Mouse||CoolerMaster / Rapoo / Logitech|
|Keyboard||CoolerMaster / Microsoft / Logitech|
Why do you believe that RTX is something more than hardware PhysX? Nvidia was always trying to create proprietary standards to lock it's customers in it's own products. They did it with PhysX they are also trying to do it with RTX.And these are just shadows.
Maybe now the conspiracy theorists can stop the nonsense that RTX cards are a scam and we don't need dedicated RT hardware for anything.
Without dedicated Ray Tracing hardware, the performance loss is even more depressing.
So, what is the status of PhysX 10 years latter? Everyone seems to be using software PhysX and no one is using hardware PhysX. Also I was surprised to see last week, probably with a few years delay, that Nvidia has unlocked PhysX. Epic store was giving older Batman titles that support hardware PhysX for free, so I had the chance to revisit those games. And guess what. With primary card an HD 7870 and secondary card a GT 620, I have hardware PhysX unlocked and fully functioning. 10 years ago Nvidia was locking it. They would have been selling much more low end GPUs today and all those years, if they haven't been so arrogant. Or maybe not if software PhysX is as good as hardware PhysX, or at least good enough.
Nvidia is trying to find uses for it's tensor and RT cores, while locking it's customer base to it's products and ray tracing is a good excuse. That doesn't mean that Nvidia's hardware implementation is a necessity. Maybe ray tracing will end up being the best selling point for HEDT and hi end mainstream processors. Because why buy an ultra expensive 2080 Ti, if you can have the same performance at RT with a simple RTX 2070 and a 12-16 core CPU that uses Intel's solution?