The Fancy Tech - Continued
PhysX continues to be a bit of a mixed bag amongst gamers. Gamers love more eye candy and that is essentially what PhysX does. The problem with PhysX is its limitation to NVIDIA-only cards. Sure, NVIDIA paid for the technology when they bought out AGEIA and it's their right to offer it exclusively on their cards. The problem is this seems to have affected the uptake of the technology. Many companies aren't keen to jump on the technology for this reason, it seems.
With that said, PhysX is still available in a number of games and it's faster than ever, so NVIDIA say in the GTX 400 series. It's again like CUDA; some people are going to love it and want it, while others aren't going to care about the technology and simply enjoy the games they have and the way they currently play.
I know what you're thinking; ATI cards offer AA as well. However, NVIDIA have implemented three new AA technologies with the GF 100 which include:
- 32x Coverage Sampling Antialiasing (CSAA)
- Alpha to Coverage from Coverage Samples
- Improved Transparency super sampling
NVIDIA say that of the three, the third one shows the most distinct improvement in image quality.
AA continues to be a hot topic, though. Some feel it's not necessary with the higher resolution of monitors these days; others can't play a game without it. I find that the performance hit by introducing AA is too great to warrant the use of it and when really moving around fast, I don't even notice the "jaggies". Each to their own, though, and AA will continue to be a hot topic for the future no doubt.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The GTX 470]
- Page 3 [The GTX 480]
- Page 4 [The 512 CUDA Core Story]
- Page 5 [The Yield Rate Story]
- Page 6 [The Launch Supply Story]
- Page 7 [The Surround Gaming Story]
- Page 8 [The Reviewers Guide Story]
- Page 9 [The Fancy Tech]
- Page 10 [The Fancy Tech - Continued]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- NVIDIA TITAN V teardown reveals beautiful GV100 GPU
- Litecoin doubles in price to $317, isn't slowing down at all
- Ethereum reaches a new record high price of $637
- Hideo Kojima talks new Death Stranding details
- Bungie keeps Destiny 1 era rotating content lockout
- Mionix Wei Ice Cream Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus New 64GB SM-G955UZKAXAA $824
- Unable to use all 3 M.2's for RAID 0
- AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Drivers Detailed
- 2 GPU on AB350 Gaming K4
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
- Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top
- Gainward Announces its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series