PhysX VS Box2D

Compare PhysX vs Box2D and see what are their differences.

PhysX

NVIDIA PhysX SDK (by NVIDIAGameWorks)

Box2D

Box2D is a 2D physics engine for games (by erincatto)
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PhysX Box2D
11 23
2,696 6,034
2.9% -
0.0 2.7
23 days ago 15 days ago
C++ C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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PhysX

Posts with mentions or reviews of PhysX. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-29.

Box2D

Posts with mentions or reviews of Box2D. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing PhysX and Box2D you can also consider the following projects:

Bullet - Bullet Physics SDK: real-time collision detection and multi-physics simulation for VR, games, visual effects, robotics, machine learning etc.

Chipmunk - A fast and lightweight 2D game physics library.

LiquidFun - 2D physics engine for games

raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming

CHRONO - High-performance C++ library for multiphysics and multibody dynamics simulations

Newton Dynamics - Newton Dynamics is an integrated solution for real time simulation of physics environments.

box2d-lite - A small 2D physics engine

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