looks like nVidia is getting "bamboo" from all sides
Originally Posted by INQA LITTLE OVER A MONTH AGO a post at NGOHQ.com left gamers on the edge of their seats. A modded driver was running Physx on an ATI HD 3850. at the time we wrote about it here. Last night we spotted a post on Hardspell showing some more Radeon Physx… this time with a twist.
The twist is this: the site claims these to be 9600GT and an HD 3850 running side by side, while the HD 3850 is providing Physx processing in FluidmMark Physx Series. There are 2 screen caps with CPU Physx and GPU Physx as well as GPU-Z. The scores get a solid boost from 759 marks to 2909 marks when ATI takes care of business.
Although gamers have been giddy with delight about running Physx on Radeon in their rigs, so far no-one has been able to run differently-branded GPUs in the same system. This is increasingly looking like a Vista limitation, as the shots were taken under XP (look at GPU-Z). Sure, you don’t get DX10 – which is a shame - but as this is likely a work in progress it’s already a feat in itself.
No reference as to who is the anonymous cupid, tho'.
ATI might not be interested in following through with this but, as long as there’s a community willing to do this on the sideline, they won’t complain either… at least not until Intel and AMD give Havok physics a push into the limelight. µ