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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #708
Reach 1.0884%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.67 days
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Average installed length: 258.43 days


9.12.1031 100.00%

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NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.12.1031

What is NVIDIA PhysX System Software?

PhysX is a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK. Video games supporting hardware acceleration by PhysX can be accelerated by either a PhysX PPU or a CUDA-enabled GeForce GPU offloading physics calculations from the CPU, allowing it to perform other tasks instead. This typically results in a smoother gaming experience and additional visual effects.

About  (from NVIDIA)

NVIDIA PhysX is a powerful physics engine enabling real-time physics in leading edge PC games. PhysX software is widely adopted by over 150 games and is used by more than 10,000 developers. PhysX is optimized for hardware acceleration by massively parallel processors. GeForce GPUs with PhysX provide an exponential incr...  Read more


The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 69.61 MB (72,995,710 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/physx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.EXE" "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\installer.{49E2742C-E963-4B8F-BF16-37284ED62B41}\NVI2.DLL",Uninstal
Estimated size: 69.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.12.1031

  • PhysXExt.dll - NVIDIA Install Application (PhysX System Software Install Helper)
  • GRB_1_x86.dll - GPU accelerated Rigid Body Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCooking64.dll - PhysXCooking 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXLoader64.dll - PhysXLoader 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore64.dll - PhysXCore 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • cudart32_41_22.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart32_60.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 6.0.15 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 6.0.15)
  • cudart64_41_22.dll
  • cudart64_60.dll
  • PhysXDevice.dll - NVIDIA PhysX Device Module
  • PhysXDevice64.dll
  • APEX_ParticlesCHECKED_x86.dll - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_TurbulenceFSCHECKED_x86.dll
  • cudart32_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • cudart32_41_4.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.4 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.4)
  • cudart64_30_9.dll
  • cudart64_41_0.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.0 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.0)
  • PhysXUpdateLoader.dll - PhysXUpdateLoader DLL (PhysX Update Loader DLL)
  • PhysXUpdateLoader64.dll

How do I remove NVIDIA PhysX System Software?

You can uninstall NVIDIA PhysX System Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.12.1031, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA PhysX System Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.53%
Windows 10 43.63%
Windows Vista 3.35%
Windows XP 2.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.17%
Windows 8.1 15.46%
Windows 7 Professional 10.73%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.49%
  Italy 7.31%
  United Kingdom 5.93%
  Canada 4.51%
  Australia 4.07%
  France 1.71%
  Iran 1.63%
  Germany 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  India 1.15%
  Romania 1.05%
  Malaysia 0.89%
  Thailand 0.86%
  Indonesia 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.57%
Hewlett-Packard 17.58%
Dell 16.71%
Acer 13.28%
Lenovo 6.85%
Toshiba 4.33%
Samsung 4.00%
Alienware 3.01%
Sony 2.36%
MSI 1.85%
Intel 1.70%
Common models
ASUSTeK K56CB 6.63%
ASUSTeK X550CC 4.12%
LENOVO 20217 3.31%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.82%
Dell XPS 8700 2.61%
ASUSTeK S550CB 2.59%


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Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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