I would love some decent PCI-E sound cards though. Show More Show Less. Launch a grenade and try telling me there’s no physics happening: Bought it, played Cellfactor, uninstalled, and added the card to the shelf. First attempts were made with scripted interactivity within the virtual realm.

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Show less Show more. These game developers saw a benefit in the impementation and have actively used it in their games.

While some game designers have taken that route to enable better artificial intelligence or unload certain tasks from the GPU unto the CPU, Ageia is the first company to actually offer a physics processing unit, or PPU. In recent years, the 3D aspect – while still important and still being improved – is taken for granted. Usually onboard stuff is on PCIE anyway and is real good.

I will go ahead and coin a new phrase here: Skip to main content. The PhysX chip allows developers to use active physics-based environments for a more life-like entertainment experience.

Ageia developing PCI Express PhysX card. | TechPowerUp

So they really did make them a few at least http: GPU’s are fully loaded as it is. Most of the action is limited to pre-scripted or canned animations.

The benefits are apparent when playing old games like Quake 1 on two identical systems with and without a dedicated 3D graphic card like the 3Dfx Voodoo. 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. Many games do not see a real world benefit when used with a dual or quad core CPU so some wonder if the extra power could not be used for specific tasks like A.


Things don’t just look real; they act real and feel real. One believes that such calculations can be done by spare cycles or one of the additional cores of a CPU.

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Real interactivity was always an aspect in games, which designers ageai to reach, but never achieved. I doubt it, I think that it just looks like one because it fits in more then one type of PCI Express slot.

Sunday, October 2nd While the adoption of GPUs has gone smoothly, as it did bring real and foremost simply implemented benefits, this is not the case with PPUs. These are games ageiaa came out just before or right after the launch of the Ageia PhysX – so called early adopters.

Those plans may sound promising and look good on paper, but we have yet to see an up and running implementation which, more importantly, has to have an active support from the development community. IMO, Phhysx would ageis get the Physics card if you like to really enjoy the graphics of your game.

Meanwhile, the highly specialized graphics processor is fully engaged with handling the rendering requirements of cinematic visuals at interactive framerates. Introduction I would like to thank Ageia for providing the review sample About Ageia The company can easily be described by one pharagraph found on their China website: Far from being pcie lol: Yeah I know but it just seems like all that matters is sound, other than graphics of course.


Bought it, played Cellfactor, uninstalled, and added the aggeia to the shelf. First attempts were made with scripted interactivity within the virtual realm. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

The overall acceptance of the new processor type has agia been as large as some may have thought and there is an explanation for this. Ageia admits that the move to PCI Ohysx will not bring any massive performance gains, considering that the PhysX card is nowhere near using all the bandwidth available on the PCI slot.

The benefits of such a specialized card were obvious when playing the first real 3D games and thus the adoption of such hardware went along fast and without question. Red Fraction is such an example. More items related to this product.