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Hybrid PhysX system
Typical Hybrid PhysX system

Hybrid PhysX is an name of unofficial configurations, where AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce cards are used simultaneously, AMD GPU for graphics, and NVIDIA GPU - for PhysX.

Hybrid PhysX configurations are not supported and were even chased by NVIDIA (if AMD card is detected in the system, NVIDIA GPU will lock PhysX processing capabilities), thus were available only through special driver hack, known as Hybrid PhysX Mod, developed by a user with nickname "GenL". In the summer of 2016 though, NVIDIA must have had a change of heart and allows the pairing with AMD cards ever since.

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Important note.

Hybrid PhysX is not officially supported by NVIDIA and AMD. Use it for your own risk.

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New Method - Hybrid PhysX for Windows 7, 8 & 10

Card compatibility

GeForce 10 Series: NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 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 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 645, 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

- NVIDIA Release Notes

Driver compatibility

Installation instructions

1. Install or update the AMD drivers.
2. Install the NVIDIA drivers and PhysX runtime (included)
3. [optional] If you desire a minimal configuration: only GPU drivers, HDMI audio driver and PhysX system software are actually needed
1. Attach an additional monitor to the Geforce card or setup a virtual display.
2. Go to the Windows display settings and enable multi monitor view [clone mode in most cases, if you want to retain Crossfire capability you have to pick the extended mode]
3. [optional] Go to NVIDIA control panel and change the PhysX processor setting from "automatic" to "Geforce XYZ"
4. Verify whether the Hybrid PhysX setup is active by starting GPU-Z and checking the PhysX infobox of your AMD card

For more details, FAQ and discussion please refer to PCGH forums (in German)

Old Method - Hybrid PhysX Mod 1.05ff

Latest generation of Hybrid PhysX mods.

Driver compatibility

Hybrid PhysX mod 1.05ff works normally with: (the list might be not full)

Hybrid PhysX mod 1.05ff is not compatible with:

Installation instructions

1. Install the needed GeForce driver 256 package. Update PhysX SS (only 9.10.0223 or later) if needed.
2. Use the mod to patch all needed files and registry values automatically.
3. [optional] Use command line files to set a desired configuration.
1. Install the needed GeForce driver 256 package. Update PhysX SS (only 9.10.0223 or later) if needed.
2. Use the mod to patch all needed files and registry values automatically.
3. Extend the display assigned to NVIDIA GPU. Or make sure it is extended already.
4. [optional] Use command line files to set a desired configuration.

For download, more details, FAQ and Mod discussion please refer to NGOHQ forums

Alternative Solutions

Uses modified files from GenL Mod and some .dlls manipulation, should work with latest GPU and PSS drivers.

Compatibility with GPU PhysX applications

Certain games or tools required additional steps to be done to achieve compatibility with Hybrid PhysX configurations:

Disclaimer: Use following suggestions for your own risk

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