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  • NVIDIA GameWorks Should Be Out For Linux Before The Summer

    Phoronix: NVIDIA GameWorks Should Be Out For Linux Before The Summer

    GameWorks, NVIDIA's umbrella of technologies for enhancing PC gaming, should be available for Linux before the summer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzMTI

  • #2
    So far only Valve made a difference, The Indie bundles less important and anything else is just irrelevant drama on phoronix.
    Rather pathetic are those Linux devs spending 99.9% of their time over-polishing their open-source game engines (almost) nobody uses to play.

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    • #3
      Please, NVIDIA, offer 3D Vision on Linux! 3D Vision remains the only reason I still dual boot to Windows.

      I can see 3D Vision being a smash hit for SteamOS in the living room.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mark45 View Post
        So far only Valve made a difference, The Indie bundles less important and anything else is just irrelevant drama on phoronix.
        Rather pathetic are those Linux devs spending 99.9% of their time over-polishing their open-source game engines (almost) nobody uses to play.
        Rather patetic are those stupid Phoronix commenters spending 99.9% of their time over-polishing their hate comments about games that respect your freedom and usually don't cost anything.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Calinou View Post
          Rather patetic are those stupid Phoronix commenters spending 99.9% of their time over-polishing their hate comments about games that respect your freedom and usually don't cost anything.
          You mean yourself?

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          • #6
            Kids.

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            • #7
              Now I am using an NVIDIA card, but this whole thing sounds like a vendor lock-in attempt. Well, PhysX has always been that (there's not a single reason why it can't be accelerated on other GPUs, except for NVIDIA explicitly checking for an NVIDIA GPU presence)...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                there's not a single reason why it can't be accelerated on other GPUs, except for NVIDIA explicitly checking for an NVIDIA GPU presence
                It's don't need to check for GPU vendor, it's PC version just implemented on top of CUDA that not work on AMD/Intel GPUs.

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                • #9
                  Just want to say that Intel not any better here. They bought Havok back in days when it's was industry standard and soon killed it's OpenCL-powered GPU acceleration that was in development.
                  Last edited by _SXX_; 03-15-2014, 08:23 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Really? (and I mean that seriously...)

                    Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post
                    Just want to say that Intel not any better here. They bought Havok back in days when it's was industry standard and soon killed it's OpenCL-powered GPU acceleration that was in development.
                    Havok had an OpenCL-powered GPU backend in development & Intel being Intel just killed it off? If so, just wow... (still, would be cool if You could also provide some links for further reading)

                    BTW, thanks Michael for coming to the rescue!

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                    • #11
                      So far nvidia is the only gpu maker that pushes the gpu processing ahead. They know how to conquer the market. It's not any kindness.
                      Amd and her silly nonsense not knowing what to do. Intel and her overpower trying to force the market with only processing through the cpus.
                      Qualcomm made a decent gpu, but only for mobile.
                      If Intel and amd doesn't wanted to sell cpus overpriced, the opencl would be a great technology.
                      Not only games and science, but other common tasks processing through the gpus.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post
                        It's don't need to check for GPU vendor, it's PC version just implemented on top of CUDA that not work on AMD/Intel GPUs.
                        Actually they do check, since version 186 of the Geforce driver, they check if an ATI/AMD card is present in the system and if one is, PhysX GPU processing is disabled for Nvidia card present on the system.

                        Basically before that version you could have AMD GPU as main GPU, with a low end Nvidia card dedicated to PhysX processing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post
                          It's don't need to check for GPU vendor, it's PC version just implemented on top of CUDA that not work on AMD/Intel GPUs.
                          Now it is, but it used to not be. That's how there were relatively successful attempts to get "ATI PhysX" by hacking the binaries:
                          http://www.ngohq.com/news/14219-phys...hd-3850-a.html
                          http://www.ngohq.com/news/14254-phys...on-update.html

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