PC Mirror's Edge Bounds Over Consoles, Gains Robust PhysX Support

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Chef098

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Amen brotha. Amen.

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chaos.13037

Its fine that it comes out in January, there're too many games out right now to enjoy them all when exams are so close.

I'll gladly pick it up in January when I have more spare time.

PhysX is nice too since I have SLi 8800GTX's to put to good use.

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billysundays

Physx's strength is simulating cloth, but particle physics simulation of fog and smoke are still a sorry sight, as they have always. "Interaction" with smoke and fog still looks like your just kicking around translucent balls of cotton, its such shame, and that won't change until hardware acceleration of physics progresses further.

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wolf17

It looks good, but I wonder:  how linear is it?  Is the game like a big map or does it somewhat force you to take certain paths?

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s3th

I think this game will put a new face on the world of gaming, the best looking game Ive seen, even though its partially fantasy, it still is a mind boggling game, and the PhysX makes it even more of a thrill to bite your teeth in. Im building a computer and its going to be to play this game, a 3 PCI-E slot Mobo, newest GPU out, a Soundblaster Fatality extreme, and a (PhysX card?)

  •  Do any new Mobos come with PhysX like on-board or anything or do the GPU's provide it or do you need a specific card?
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xs0u1x

you can get the ageia physx card. for the most part the gpu handles physx on normal machines, but there IS a physx card out there.

 

edit: youd be better off going with a badass video card.

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Velcrow

More specifically, an nVidia graphics card. ATI uses HAVOK technology, but it isn't the same, so their cards do NOT have PhysX. nVidia purchased ageia and thus will be the sole providers of it. Any card from the 8000 series and up support it.

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xs0u1x

if this game isnt total crap i say we start a petition to have this replace crysis on mpc's benchmark tests. lets see dm 2009 with this game.

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Velcrow

The problem with replacing a well-known benchmark is that we already have a wide range of products tested against it. The numbers across numerous hardware products and rig variations can be easily compared right now. So when new hardware comes out (such as the Core i7) we can immediately see the benefits of upgrading. Starting with a new benchmark will provide very little at first. Besides, Crysis still bitch slaps most rigs, so it's probably a more relevent benchmark. As long as they don't change the engine to the Warhead version.

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