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Post Date: 2008-08-12

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    Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 1:49pm
And when I say mayhem .. it's the good kind. NVIDIA just released their PhysX packs and compatible drivers. Let's walk through some of the stuff. In case you missed it, pelase read our article on these packs right here.

GeForce ForceWare 177.83 with included PhysX driver:

This driver supports NVIDIA GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series desktop GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, and 9500 GT GPUs. The driver adds support for NVIDIA PhysX™ acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.08.01 is automatically installed with this driver package.

Download THE FOLLOWING AT THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.guru3d.com/news/nvidia-physx-drivers-and-software-mayhem/ (http://www.guru3d.com/news/nvidia-physx-dr...oftware-mayhem/)



 GeForce ForceWare 177.83 XP (32-bit)
 GeForce ForceWare 177.83 XP (64-bit)
 GeForce ForceWare 177.83 Vista (64-bit)
 GeForce ForceWare 177.83 Vista (32-bit)

Furthermore, the packs as described in our artcile can be download here.

 NVIDIA Fluids technology Demo
 PhysX FluidMark v1.0.0
 NVIDIA Metal Knight Zero PhysX Benchmark
 NVIDIA Nurien Technology Demo
 The Great Kulu NVIDIA Technology Demo

NVIDIA has setup a PhysX access page which you can find right here with some more software downloads as well. And to add to that, we have all kinds of threads open on the drivers and PhysX packs ion our forums, check our NVIDIA driver forums here.

Enjoy ;)
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  Quote Slicer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 1:55pm
Does this mean that orders currently being developed will come with these driver updates automatically installed?
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  Quote david5182 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 2:16pm
Originally posted by Slicer

Does this mean that orders currently being developed will come with these driver updates automatically installed?
Good question.
 
I am about to place my order so I was wondering the same.
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  Quote Costone Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 2:50pm
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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 3:29pm
Awesome, downloaded it. Now I need to wait until more games are supported since the ones I have don't use it.

Oh, did not pay much attention to the packs. Some are game demos to test out the physX, awesome!


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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 6:00pm
It allows your video card to render better physics in games that support it. If you have SLI you can put one card for graphics and the other for physics.
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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 6:28pm
Here is a good video showing the difference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy36sQKoS7c&feature=related
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 6:45pm
to be honest its basically pointless, and makes no real big difference and what little improvement they do, they can only do on games that support physx cards.

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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 7:37pm
Yeah, the Physic makes the explosions and stuff more spread out as it would happen irl. Having it won't harm anything, just if you have a game that supports it you can turn it on for those extra effects.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 2:22pm
I installed these drivers last night. Along with the "Warmonger" free game. The game isn't the best. But it does really show off the physics. I would highly recommend install it and checking it out. But the physics are amazing and i'm sure they will only get better with time. Yahoooo for physics :) In the game it has cloths that tear and rip as you shoot them. It's really cool.


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