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October 24th, 2006, 04:54
Don't know how many of you have read about the AGEIA PhysX processor, but we got one in today and will begin testing it over the next few days. God I love new toys
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October 24th, 2006, 23:59
Oh, very nice! I'm anxious to know how it works out. I was thinking of adding one to a new laptop I'm looking at, but the price is a little steep atm. I'd rather put that money into an upgraded graphics card and extra memory stick, then add the PhysX when the price drops.

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October 25th, 2006, 00:19
I've not heard much that makes it worthwhile. I remember seeing videos of it is GRAW, and they really didn't look different than what I saw on my screen. I'm sure that the processing separation helps, but it is hard to justify something that costs as much as a decent video card.

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October 29th, 2006, 05:17
To be honest very few games benefit from a PPU right now, and they are higher than a mad cat's back atm. Quake(or any game using it's engine I suspect) is simply a different game with a PPU however. I've never been an FPS kinda guy, but the PPU makes you want to go blow things up just to see the amazing detail.

I brought the ASUS card home and installed it in my machine o test a few games AOE3 did quite well with the PPU also. But of course it already had alot of ragdoll physics in it anyway. Just park a dozen falconets in the middle of a village and watch the villagers get flopped all over the place and you'll see what I mean.(nice game to play when you are drunk )

Seriously though, if you are on a budget looking for the best bang for the buck, upgrade mem/vid card/cpu/monitor. If however you already have top of the line everything and plenty of cash, try out a PPU.
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October 29th, 2006, 05:53
sounds interesting, new to me actually beyond a few news blips Ive seen here and there on game sites. I need to go dig up some videos demonstating the effects of such a thing.
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