Ageia PhysX results online

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  1. eva2000

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    Very intrested in getting one of these, but need developer support to make it worth while seems unreal 3 engine will be using it also?

    EDIT: Titles Supported List
     
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  3. TekCorp

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    The title support list doesnt look bad

    If the Unreal 3 engine becomes popular and mainstream it will really help with the growth of the card

    It shouldn't affect performance, you should get better visuals while having the same FPS.
     
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    Its so over priced.......its takes so much grunt to render shadows, imagine displaying particles..........
     
  5. iNeLuKi

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    Bet on soldier and City of Villains support PhysX, not sure to what extent though. Oops, already a link to supported titles.
     
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    doesnt ps3 have one of these in there?
     
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    I think you heard correct
     
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    Wow, the PhysX card looks like a fancy peice of hardware from the photo, though admittedly its uses seems quite limited (well really just to games). I wonder if it can be used to accelerate physics in scientific applications like FEM and CFD applications, though I would probably think not.

    Hey, J14 on the left looks like a JTAG connector, hopefully someone smart can hack into it just for kicks :). My bet under the shiny chip is an optimised xtensa core or similar thats driving it.
     
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    Last I heard there was no dedicated Ageia chip in the PS3... just it supported the library through the SPE(s)

    - HeXa
     
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    correct, does any one know the internal config of the Ageia chip? Does it have lots of pipelines or does it use SIMD's (SPE) ?
     
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    Available in Aus yet????? :weirdo:
     
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    Perhaps i missed the point of this Physx card. A lot of ppl on XS are complaining about a lack of framerate increase, but to my knowledge this wouldn't be it's primary focus. I thought the extra physics capabilities of some games could only be "unlocked" (for lack of a better word) through the use of this card. :confused: So if i'm to get this straight, the extra physics implemented by Ageia can be rendered in software or hardware mode, and at this stage there is little difference between them in terms of performance?
     
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    For everyone that is confused about the role of this card in today's pc, I suggest they go to the AGEIA site and have a look at the demos. A picture will tell 1000 words (per second) :)

    http://physx.ageia.com/footage.html
     
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    mid May for retail i believe
     
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    Hmmm.....any idea on $$$$ for this thing???? :D
     
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    i think it's like AUD$400-500 not sure
     
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    I think I might have to get one too, that ghost reacon stuff looks so cool.
     
  18. proffesso

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    im gonna get one because of this -

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    Softimage XSI 5's new physics engine is Agies PhyX...hardware acceleration support :) :thumbup:
     
  19. Killing Time

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    call me stupid, but i have a dual core cpu, why cant the physics run on one of those cores and everything else on the vid card and other core??

    at $500 its an awful lot of money just unlock some features, whats the next thing? how wll they upgrade the physx card so you have to buy a new one every 12 months?

    you would get a biiger perfomance boost buying a second vid card (if you can) for the same money
     
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  20. lowdog

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    400 - 500 $$$$$, that's @#$%&^%*&(^!!!!!


    I was thinking around 300 $$$$ max. :confused: :mad: :Paranoid:
     

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