AGEIA RealityMark

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  1. Agg

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    AGEIA have released a new physics benchmark called RealityMark. It allows you to benchmark the performance of your system including a PhysX card if you have one.

    If you DON'T have a PhysX card installed, the benchmark runs software-accelerated physics only, and informs you of your performance relative to a standard PhysX-equipped PC.

    You can get a sneak peek on YouTube here and here.

    Downloading now. Post your system config and results in this thread! :)
     
  2. Gierke

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    Downloading now. :)
     
  3. Cryogenic

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    Ignore me. I just read the FAQ which says you don't need the accelerator after all :)

    I'll run it on my non-PhysX equipped machine at home tonight.
     
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    I'll definitly give this a try tonight, anyone here on the forums with a PhysX card? would be interesting to compare the results of those without the card to someone who has one.
     
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    I'm honestly a bit sceptical. Surely you would have to question a benchmark a company releases for its own product.

    PHP:
    if(system_has_PHYSX)
    {
       
    efficiently_implemented_version();
    }
    else
    {
       
    poorly_implemented_version();
    }
     
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    I agree

    Intel release CPU Benchmark program
    ATI release VGA Benchmark program

    hehe :D
     
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    Uh, I mentioned that in the first post. :) But in response to your (pre-edit) message, yeah, it's a bit of a bogus benchmark. But we can still compare results, shrug. :)
     
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    Exactly, and of course they will show you that a system without an Ageia card will have a lower benchmark score.
     
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    Yeah i read your first sentence, clicked on the link and saw the system requirements and thought WTF? Then posted, then noticed you wrote more :p
     
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    Well, the standard PhysX-equipped machine in the benchmark comparison always has the same score. So presumably a sufficiently-powerful (perhaps impossibly so) software-only machine could beat that score. :)
     
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    Would be interesting to see with someone who has a physics card to run the benchmark, and disable the card, and run it again and see the difference. :)
     
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    This 'benchmark' will probably come in more useful when there are more options on the market, ie. the new PCI-E PhysX, as well as ATI and Nvidias Physics processing solutions.
     
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    My take is that they released this software to flog a dead horse. Someone correct me but it seems an awful waste to buy a PhysX card right now and in the near future. And by then they'll probably release a faster card.
     
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    Why else do you think that Ageia bought itself a spot of being a 3dmark affliate?

    For something to actually run on their hardware of course! :D

    As for everything that's released in this type of realm, just treat it as another technology demo on what your hardware can do.
     
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    well i don't know if anyone else has actually tried this load of tripe but i can't even get it to run...well technically the game portion starts but i,ll be stuffed if i know how to bench it
    plus the shortcut it so handily gives you doesn't work and neither do the batch files.

    anyone get this running?
     
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    discrete physics cards?? with multicore CPUs now mainstream, a dual core CPU could run one core specifically for physics processing. Kentsfield's imminent release will make available four cores to developers..
     
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    But a cpu is only a general device. A cpu will never do as good a job as a dedicated physics unit. Aegia has already demonstrated the limitations of cpu's by doing massive multiple entity interactions.
     
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    Looks like it came from the rear end of a horse, smells like it came from the rear end of a horse, must be...
     
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    Just got home. 330MB? Dang. Is it worth downloading or what?
     
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    c'mon!!! four (4) CPU cores can eat up any physics calculations modern games can throw at them

    ..and yes, i know that the CPU does not only calc physics in game..
     
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