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« on: January 21, 2017, 03:37:43 am »

Hello PhysX-World,

nVidia has (finally) dropped its driver (inkl. PhysX) lockout on Win10.
By assigning a 2nd monitor (even a virtual one) to the GeForce card HybridPhysX can now be used "out of the box".

This means that your red card (AMD) can make use of the CUDA and PhysX features from its green companion (nVIDIA).

The following graphics cards are supported by nVidias Windows 10 drivers:

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GeForce 10 Series:
NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050

GeForce 900 Series:
GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series:
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705,

GeForce 600 Series:
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series:
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series:
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

Regards,

planet1


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 02:38:28 pm »

That is very interesting indeed Smiley
However, NVIDIA did that before - enabling the hybrids (by accident ?), and then disabling them again.

What version of the NVIDIA GPU driver are you using ?
Is it working with latest GPU PhysX games, like Borderlands: The Pre Sequel or Batman: Arkham Knight ?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 06:59:05 pm »

Hello Zogrim,

the Win10 Geforce drivers are working (without any mod, but additional monitor attached) since v372.70.

Currently I am using v376.33 on a GT730 but I am planning to upgrade to a GTX 1050Ti in the near future.

Though I do not own those games, I can confirm that the PhysX acceleration works on a fairly new tech demo called "Super Mario Flex" (featuring APEX-1.3, Flex-0.8.0 & PhysX-3.3).


Mhh for some reason my attachments are not shown publicly... http://physxinfo.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=367.0;attach=117;image


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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 07:47:54 pm »

Mhh for some reason my attachments are not shown publicly...

They should be visible now.

As for hybrids, I'll try to ask around to see if it working for others as well.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 08:52:31 pm »

However, NVIDIA did that before - enabling the hybrids (by accident ?), and then disabling them again.

I am just guessing here, but with the advent of DirectX12 and its explicit multi-GPU mode, maybe nVidia must have had a good reason for a change of mind.

Otherwise the press (and AMD for certain) would have put the lockout blame on the green camp.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 09:28:23 pm »

maybe nVidia must have had a good reason for a change of mind.

Or maybe they just removed the block due to some driver changes and forgot to put it back  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 11:53:03 pm »

Hehe  Grin


We should know for sure in a month or two, as I suspect the "little green men from California" are roaming your forum Tongue .
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