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Nvidia PhysX 8.07.18 driver ( Geforce 8/9/GT200 series )

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  1. Jelle Mees

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    Do you have any official links to this software??

    The current version on nvidias site (as of last weekend) gave me 22,000 for CPU on 3dmark vantage :roll:
     
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    I don't. But trust me, I installed and then uploaded this file myself and it's clean and it works.
     
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    Tested and working fine here .. though "Extreme" in GRAW 2 is a killer :p .. gonna test some more :)
     
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    so this software uses your gpu as a physics card?
     
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    Thanks for the links. Working on 8800gts 512 :)
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    Does 177.66 use the gpu as a physics card as well? If these provide a huge increase in UT3 from that, I'd be all over this :)
     
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    Well, 177.39 and 177.41 work so I would be suprised if 177.66 didn't.
     
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    Get real it`s just marketing it will need whole card to do physx for max 10% increase in FPS.
    You will gain more FPS if the GPU does his main purpose Graphics in average 50%
    Vantage does show increase in score by testing it doing just physx in reality it is not the case what you going to offload GPU by 50% to do physx to gain 5%.
    SLI(crossfire multy GPU) is bad enaught in reality most of the cases with 20-30% increase by adding the seccond card still it`s mutch better than 5%.
    BTW why do we buy 4 core PC and 2 of them aren`t used let them do Physx i will not buy 300 GPU for pure teoretical performace increase.
    And the whole PC industry is based on PLACEBO effect we should all go and buy XBOX 360 or PS3 with with not noticable lower graphic quality.
    Conclusion SLI and Physx is for benching.
     
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    any better 3Dmark action with a G92 card?
     
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    It's not marketing. I benchmarked myself with my 8800GT! Unless you have tested things yourself, it's better to keep comments like this for yourself, because it's a really ignorant reply.

    Read my full UT3 / Nvidia CP topic here:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=51791
     
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    me and jelle disagree a lot but this is true. you dont use it to gain more FPS on regular maps you use this for the physx maps which you cant even run at 20FPS without physics acceleration.
     
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    I play UT3 a lot and I really don't care about the PhysX maps. I like the fact that my framerate boosted just by installing this driver. I don't care about 3DMark scores, I care about ingame performance. And since I only play 3 games, and one of them gained 21%, that means that 33% of all my games run better :D
     
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    if it helps on regular maps too, win!

    can you give me a way to test if its on or not, confirming that it runs on G80 cards but i have 512k net here that i cant download large files on (such as the map pack)
     
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    Lol, can't argue with that logic.
     
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    Go the the "Nvidia PhysX Properties" and click on the "Settings" tab. If it works, you see "Geforce PhysX".

    Run UT3 benchmarks on a high resolution without the PhysX driver. Then run the same benchmarks with the driver. That you know 100% sure that it works.
     
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    yeah it shows up in the physx tool, i guess i'll install UT3 and see what i can see.
     
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    Hey I know little about this so I am wondering what do I need to make it work?

    I have the geforce 8800GTS 640mb and I am wondering do I need to buy another 8800GTS or can I buy a cheaper card to run physics???
     
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    8600GT will be enough.
    BTW Physx now works on G80 even with 177.70 :)
     
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    I am in UK so I use 175.19, will that work?

    So an Nvidia GeForce 8600GT will run physics perfectly???
     
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    Anyone got links to cellfactor etc. ?
     
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    Why dont you use 177.79?
     
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    Am I able to use the US version? I am living in Ireland so I thought the UK version is what I am meant to be using?? Am I actually able to use the US version?
     
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    The International English version for 177.79 is on nvidia's site.
     

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