August 11, 2008

Nvidia Presents PhysX

Nvidia PhysX technology, the popular physics API with more than 140 shipping titles, is used by more than 10,000 registered users and supported on Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and the PC. Since acquiring Ageia, Nvidia has been working to bring PhysX on the graphics processing unit (GPU). Today, Nvidia publicly debuts its first GeForce Experience Pack.

Included in the pack are:
Warmonger--full free game! Destroy walls, floors, and whole buildings top open up new paths or close existing ones. Destructive power is more than eye candy here--it's a tactical weapon in this ground-breaking action game.

Unreal Tournament 3 PhysX Mod Pack--includes three maps with amazing effects that fundamentally change the gameplay (requires commerical version of Unreal Tournament 3)

A sneak peek at the upcoming Nurien social networking service, based on the Unreal Engine 3

A sneak peek at the upcoming game Metal Knight Zero

All new Nvidia "The Great Kulu" tech demo that showcases the use of PhysX soft bodies in a real game play environment

All new NVIDIA "Fluid" tech demo--a simulation of realistic fluid effects with a variety of liquids
In conjunction with the release of the GeForce Experience Pack, Nvidia is releasing new WHQL-certified drivers that enable PhysX acceleration for all GeForce 8, 9, and GTX 200 Series GPUs. The new driver supports PhysX-accelerated features in the commercially available game, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

You can download the entire pack for free from Web site.