NVIDIA PhysX

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NVIDIA PhysX Technology (NVIDIA PhysX, PhysX by NVIDIA, GPU PhysX) is a marketing term, used by NVIDIA to designate ability of GeForce GPUs to accelerate physics calculations, and games that are using that ability to create more rich physical effects.

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Important note.

This page was not updated for a long time. Some of the info might be outdated or invalid.

NVIDIA PhysX = more visually enhanced gaming experience for owners of NVIDIA GPUs.

So how it works:

In most cases, GPU PhysX effects are added over baseline (read: console) level of physics interactions in the game, defined by developers.

As result, games like Borderlands 2 are looking more impressive and lively with PhysX option enabled.

Generally speaking, in most cases GPU PhysX is an exclusive content for owners of compatible GPUs.

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