Dark Void page at nzone.com was updated with two new downloads:
Dark Void – PhysX Patch (337 mb)
GeForce users who purchased a retail (boxed) copy of Dark Void. In order to play Dark Void with enhanced PhysX features, a patch must be installed.
Dark Void – PhysX Benchmark (901 mb)
Download the Dark Void PhysX Benchmark and get a taste of this dynamic third-person shooter experience!
Important Notice: Benchmark does not include APEX Turbulence based smoke and particles, so effects amount is equal to PhysX “Low” in-game setting.
If you are insterested in full scale GPU PhysX effects overview, refer to out PhysX comparison video.
Update: Some details on CPU utilization (Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 used)
PhysX set to “Low” – calculations on CPU. Min fps – 4 | Avg fps. – 10
PhysX set to “Low” – calculations on GPU. Min fps – 57 | Avg fps. – 66
Lower overall utilization with PhysX effects calculated on CPU can be explained - probably, because of low fps other game threads (rendering, AI, sound) are waiting for physics to catch up every frame, and aren’t using CPU to full power. Still, additional PhysX effects are calculated on one core.