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Harlequin
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« on: June 10, 2013, 11:59:33 am »

heya - am toing with the idea of grabbing a PhysX card - the question is though , are they still `useful` in today`s rigs? or is the abilities now broken and capped at what it could do?
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 02:00:15 pm »

Only if you want to play some old PPU PhysX games from 2006-2009.

Any of the recent GPU PhysX games (PlanetSide 2, Borderlands 2, Batman: Arkham City, etc) are not even supporting PPUs, not to mention that PPU performance is inferior even compared to low end GPUs.

Also - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNQUJJVurO8
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 07:50:55 am »

Out of curiousity, What games will still try and run on the old ageia card but don't work well? I read back and you guys said something about darkest of days will try but it just lags something awful, is there any others?
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 12:39:58 pm »

I personally haven't played a game with PPU installed since 2008, when NVIDIA aquired Ageia.

But there were some benchmarks of a later PhysX games
http://www.ninjalane.com/articles/general_information/physx_test/page8.aspx
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 04:33:18 am »

I'm curious about Sacred 2. The release date was in 2008, the same year that Nvidia bought Ageia, yet it doesn't have support for the ppu. What physx version is it running on?
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 06:10:44 pm »

As far as I remember, Sacred 2 should run on PPU, technically (SDK 2.8.1), but the game has problems with performance in this case, and also some of the particle effects are missing.
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