AMD and Intel to make a stand against Nvidia's Physx
Physics in video games became linked to Nvidia more often in the past weeks. Intel and AMD want to change this.
Havok is supposed to become an alternative to Physx.
Physx, Nvidia's physics engine, is coming more and more popular. Only recently Sony and Nintendo decided on a Physx SDK for the Playstation3 and Wii consoles. Diverse game publishers announced to develop more titles with Physx support in the future.
Now AMD and Intel don't want to stand and watch anymore, but create a strong opposition to Nvidia. In fall 2007 Intel bought the company Havok in order to make use of their Havok physics engine. The two processor producers probably want to use this piece of technology to go up against Nvidia's Physx. On Thursday at the Games Developer Conference (GDC) more information is expected to be revealed. Furthermore several rumors say that AMD will use the event to reveal details about their DirectX 11 accelerators.