Geeks3D spotted that the developer of an unofficial PhysX patch that allows an ATI Radeon graphics card (for 3D rendering) to be used with a GeForce card (for PhysX) has discovered that NVIDIA had sabotaged their drivers to prevent users from doing this:
A new version of the PhysX patch that allows a Radeon card (for 3D rendering) to be used with a GeForce card (for PhysX) is available.
If you read the release note there is a pretty shocking thing:
- added support for fixing a timebomb, introduced in 196.75 and 197.xx drivers (gravity reverse + overall slowdown after a few seconds of PhysX processing)
What ? NVIDIA has introduced a timebomb in their ForceWare / PhysX drivers to prevent the use of GeForce with a Radeon ?