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Old 11th June 2010, 17:49   #1
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Default ATI Radeon HD 5870 & 5970 with NVIDIA PhysX

If you haven't heard already, the 257.15 Beta ForceWare driver set from NVIDIA accidently had the ability for ATI users to again use an NVIDIA card as a second to do PhysX. The whole ordeal created a bit of drama around the web; as soon as it was discovered by NVIDIA they yanked the driver and put another one up that disabled the ability.

After a bit of uproar, they put it back up but said that it wouldn't be included in future drivers; they kind of dribbled on about how it's expensive to maintain it for ATI cards. It sounds like a load of crap to be honest, because it's been disabled for ages. We're sure in the last few months they've done nothing and all of a sudden it was slipped in and working fine on ATI cards. I don't know what NVIDIA have against making money, but the whole thing sounds stupid.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/33...ysx/index.html
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Awesome,

Thanks for the find!
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as soon as it was discovered by NVIDIA they yanked the driver and put another one up that disabled the ability
this information is incorrect btw

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A lot of you have been asking about PhysX and the 257.15 beta driver we posted on Monday. First off it is true that PhysX is enabled when running on NVIDIA GPUs when AMD GPUs are used in the same system. PhysX is a compelling technology that makes PC games great – I am not surprised our fans are eager for it. When using this beta driver no additional hacks are required to enable PhysX. While it was not intentional, due to the overwhelming positive response to the beta driver we have decided to leave the beta up with support enabled.
http://blogs.nvidia.com/ntersect/201...support-1.html


TPU has mirrors of all OS versions of this driver: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Drivers/NVIDIA/
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