Windows Borderlands 2 PhysX in Bootcamp on AMD cards

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by symber, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. symber macrumors member

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    Does anyone else running Borderlands 2 on an AMD iMac play with PhysX enabled? I've got it on my Windows 7 Bootcamp and get fairly decent FPS on my i7 2011 iMac with the 6970M (1GB). Apparently the CPU has to deal with the PhysX effects, as they are a NVidia proprietary tech and the AMD card won't touch it.

    My question is, do you ever get heavy slowdown when water pipes are used in a level? I've only found it in 3 places, most recently in the Bloodshot Stronghold, but it makes the game unplayable when running in to these areas. Any way around this? The game looks great with the effect on, so I want to keep it that way, but would love to run a couple of tweaks to bump up the performance, like just removing the leaking pipes effect...

    Anyone tinkered with this?
     
  2. alexreich macrumors 6502a

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    PhysX on CPU takes a killer toll on gaming performance and generally hinders gameplay to the point where it isn't worth messing with unless you have an NVIDIA GPU.
     
  3. symber thread starter macrumors member

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    Not so. My 3.4 i7 can handle it for the most part, just not the blasted broken pipe effect, which thankfully is only on a small number of levels.
     

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