Quoting GenL, Hybrid PhysX mod creator
I’m seriously amazed… seems like you are right! I just didn’t test it yesterday because i saw a user report saying otherwise on another site, but now i’ve tested it by myself on Windows XP and Windows 7 x64 – it really works “out of the box” with 257.15.
In Windows XP i’ve just extended the fake desktop, and on Windows 7 i created one non-extended – that’s all i needed to get GPU-PhysX working. And even more surprising – timebomb issue is gone too, at least for its normal time interval (~30 seconds in FluidMark).
Originally, Hybrid PhysX configurations were officially blocked by Nvidia in Q4 2009.
What’s this – accidental mistake or permanent change, ticket to the bright future for Hybrid PhysX systems ?
Update #2: unfortunately, this was just a bug.
Yes, this is a bug in the latest build of PhysX that was packaged with the driver. We’ll be fixing this issue ASAP – the WHQL driver launching in early June won’t have this issue. – NVIDIA.
Shame on you, Nvidia. Anyway, we still have Hybrid PhysX mod.
Update #3: official statement from Nvidia
The fact remains that the investment to do a full QA cycle on this AMD/NVIDIA hybrid GPU configuration is beyond what NVIDIA can support at this time. The cost of maintaining AMD/NVIDIA hybrid configurations is larger than the development expense for PhysX, and I do expect that there are games and configurations where this type of system just won’t work.
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