PhysX Performance: GPU vs PPU vs CPU

FiringSquad has published an article that compares PhysX performance of CPU versus PPU versus GPU. The softwares used for this test are Unreal Tournament 3, Nurien and Warmonger.

Conclusion: for over two years old graphics cards, Ageia PhysX PPU is useful but isn’t able to match the performance of today’s GeForce cards.

Read the complete article here: PhysX Performance Update: GPU vs. PPU vs. CPU

In PhysX FluidMark news, I put a graph that shows CPU/PPU/GPU comparison. The results show a larger difference between PPU and GPU but this is due to the kind of test: fluid simulation.

NVIDIA GeForce PhysX Performances Tests

This is the continuation of the previous post on PhysX Performance with GeForce.

The PhysX Pack provided by NVIDIA contains a PhysX fluid demo:

The primary purpose of the NVIDIA PhysX Fluid Demo is to illustrate Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)-based particle simulation technology accelerated by the NVIDIA GPU.

The pack also contains the Unreal Tournament III PhysX Mod:

The PhysX pack will be publicly available on August 12, 2008. The package consists of a new graphics driver that will enable PhysX on graphics cards equipped with GeForce 8, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX GPUs, a downloadable PhysX software pack containing free Unreal Tournament 3 maps, the full version of NetDevil’s Warmonger, NVIDIA demos, and a first look at Object Software’s Metal Knight Zero and Nurien Software’s Nurien social-networking service.

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Update (2008-08-08)

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PhysX Performance with GeForce

FiringSquad takes a look at PhysX performance with GeForce 8/9/GTX200 based graphics cards by testing several games that support PhysX (Unreal Tournament, Warmonger, NKZ, Nurien). The first conclusion is that PhysX is really accelerated on GeForce and the difference between CPU PhysX and GPU PhysX is notable:

To do the tests, FiringSquad has used a modified version of NVIDIA Forceware 177.79. But no indication is given about the modifications on that driver.
They also used the NVIDIA PhysX driver 8.07.18.

SLI PhysX performance is also analyzed but for SLI brings so much power that the tests are CPU-bound. Anyway, SLI PhysX rocks!

Read the complete article here: PhysX Performance with GeForce.

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