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Old 3 May 2010, 22:53   #1
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As you may or may not know, Nvidia has robbed its customers by disabling the PhysX technology (GPU and PPU) anytime a Non-Nvidia GPU is present in the system (even IGPs) since the release of 186 GeForce drivers. As predicted, the community responded critically and eventually a user by name of GenL created a patch that removes the blockage and reclaims the feature. This patch is justifiable since we believe if a user bought a GeForce card, he unquestionably deserves access to all its features.

Now, it has come to our attention that EVGA is preventing users from discussing the PhysX mod on their forums. "Sorry guys, but this thread must be locked here. We've stated multiple times in the past that discussion of the PhysX mod is not permitted on these forums, as it is a violation of Nvidia's Intellectual Property rights. This is non-negotiable, and as a partner of Nvidia, we must also respect its rights. Next thread discussing the PhysX mod will earn a warning." said nordicjedi, a forum moderator on EVGA.

Dear EVGA, before you talk about "intellectual property", let's talk about "property". Consumers bought a piece of hardware that was designed to perform several tasks. After some time, Nvidia deviously crippled the product and introduced new restrictions that weren't in the "minimum requirements", that's illegal - plain and simple. It's none of EVGA's/Nvidia's business if we have an additional Non-Nvidia GPU in our systems or not.

We advise consumers to think twice before acquiring an Nvidia, as they have no respect for consumers and their rights.

Update: EVGA's Joe Darwin has removed the post above and made the following announcement: "I have received many emails for this thread to remain unlocked. I have went ahead and unlocked the thread."

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Old 3 May 2010, 23:00   #2
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EVGA is an Nvidia board partner. They are obligated to respect Nvidia's wishes on these types of legal matters. Blaming EVGA for fulfilling their role as a board partner is irresponsible. Furthermore, you are quoting a moderator who is neither an employee nor spokesman for the company. Shame on you.
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It's obvious the author got her feelers hurt and is just lashing out.
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Old 4 May 2010, 05:23   #5
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Ha! this prooves that nVidia is IN FACT Behind all this "Anti-PhysX Mod" issue, i have an 8800GT, if nVidia keeps disabling the HARDWARE i payed for, then i will SUE nVidia for 15 millions dollars, YEAH! thats how much they offended my dignity and morality with their Greedyness... HA!
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now the new game force u to use physx like metro 2033
there no way to disable physx, and physx make game laggy
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Look at those two nice comments we got.

We don't put the blame entirely on EVGA. But EVGA does have some responsibility since its selling the products directly to the consumers.

And yes, our feelings are hurt... we don't like when companies disrespect our rights and disable features unrightfully.
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If Nvidia thinks that this mod violates their IP then why don't they front up and sue instead of sneaking around in the background pressurising other people to boycot NGOHQ ect.
Reason is they know they have done wrong by violating the rights of people who have purchased their hardware.
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Exactly. Microsoft pulled the same trick on the banned Xbox 360 consoles. Eventually, they removed the HDD crippling for some reasons.
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Exactly. Microsoft pulled the same trick on the banned Xbox 360 consoles. Eventually, they removed the HDD crippling for some reasons.
Let us hope one day nvidia will do something similar with their shitty physx.
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