Hybrid PhysX Patch 1.03 With Reverse Gravity Timebomb Fix
PhysX FluidMark showing the timebomb reverse gravity
A new version of the PhysX patch that allows a Radeon card (for 3D rendering) to be used with a GeForce card (for PhysX) is available.
If you read the release note there is a pretty shocking thing:
- added support for fixing a timebomb, introduced in 196.75 and 197.xx drivers (gravity reverse + overall slowdown after a few seconds of PhysX processing)
What ? NVIDIA has introduced a timebomb in their ForceWare / PhysX drivers to prevent the use of GeForce with a Radeon ?
Now I understand the gravity reverse effect I saw in this video of FluidMark:
Sometimes reverse gravity can be cool:
PhysX Nurien demo and reverse gravity
Really pathetic from NVIDIA…
I tried to test this patch (HD 5870 + GTS 250) but I didn’t manage to see the PhysX entry in NV control panel in order to enable Physx on the GTS 250. I don’t know what’s wrong with my test system (maybe the NV drivers that are not happy…)..