Trending Price New. Now awaiting the ported update by Nvidia. But if you like to just have fun and play fast like in UT and don’t care too much about graphics, then don’t get it. This item doesn’t belong on this page. One of these games is G. The second group puts their money on GPUs, which are very effective in processing the 3D environments of modern games.

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And their prices are abusive too Real interactivity was always an aspect in games, which designers tried to reach, but never achieved.

You had better expgess with OpenGL back in the day, without a loss of overall performance. Most of the action is limited to pre-scripted or canned animations. The new cards will be announced on October 12th, and should carx available shortly thereafter. The audience was intrigued by the new technology, but was dissapointed by the actual benefit of it.

Its like driving a car at full RPM then expecting it to do your dishes too!

Simply put, it requires a highly specialized processor to deliver rich immersive environments. The overall acceptance of the new processor type has not been as large as some may have thought and there is an explanation for this. Neither of those two things are designed to do specifically physics. Massively destructible buildings and landscapes; explosions that cause collateral damage; lifelike characters with spectacular new weapons; realistic smoke, fog and oozing fluids are all now possible with the AGEIA PhysX processor!


Well you know there are lots of PCI-Express raid controllers, network cards and such.

BFG Technologies AGEIA PhysX (BFGRPHYSX128P) 128MB DDR3 SDRAM PCI Graphic Card

From a Physics standpoint, a GPU is not ideal, and the phyxs they are already given, its just not easy to side track some GPU power for it. One believes that such calculations can be done by spare cycles or one of the additional cores of a CPU.

In crad years with multi core CPUs the question arises if a second, third or fourth core could not be used to calculate real life interactivity within games to make them more realistic. I would love some decent PCI-E sound cards though. That means physics computation has been handled by the general purpose CPU which is already burdened with the ever increasing demands of today’s advanced games including game logic and AI.

That is most definatly a PCI card. But if you like to just have fun and play fast like in UT and don’t care too much about graphics, then don’t get it. All you got were benefits, but no real draw backs. afeia

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This is where the “second generation PPU enabled games” come in. Bought it, played Cellfactor, uninstalled, and added the card to the shelf. Another problem was the fact that the extra particles and polygons created due to the physics implementations had a real impact on the performance, as the GPU suddenly needs to render a large number of new particles and effects not present without a dedicated PhysX card.

I doubt it, I think that it just looks like one because it fits in more then one type of PCI Express slot.


Meanwhile, the highly specialized graphics processor is fully engaged with handling the rendering requirements of cinematic visuals at interactive framerates. Actually a lot of onboard stuff is still using the PCI bus ; Will be nice to finally get a pure pci-E chipset though. In ageai years, the 3D aspect – while still important and still being improved – is taken for granted. Far from being pcie lol: Delivering advanced physics is an extremely compute-intensive undertaking, based on a unique set of physics algorithms, requiring tremendous amounts of mathematical and logical calculations with massive memory bandwidth.

The new processor can simply do them better, faster and also take the load off of a CPU, but the extra effects sxpress to tax the graphic card, thus reducing the overall frame rate delivered.

Now awaiting the ported update by Nvidia. The PhysX chip allows developers to use active physics-based environments for a more life-like entertainment experience.

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Yeah I know but it just seems like all that matters is sound, other than abeia of course. It’s not just how things look, but how they behave. PhysX cards don’t make any sense in my head progammers could easily use the graphics cards to do this or the CPU those with more than one core.