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AGEIA working on next-gen physics?!

Still got the faith.

| Posted: Aug 31, 2007 10:15 pm

Though AGEIA's PhysX never really took off, the company is obviously determined to continue trying to get these things embraced in the gaming market, with XBit reporting that they're very close to finishing off their second-generation physics card. Pictures of the new card have also been provided.

 



A web-site has published photos of what it claims to be a next-generation Ageia PhysX physics processing add-in-card. The board seems to be rather huge, while the revamped physics processing unit (PPU) also seems to be large, which implies that the new board will be rather powerful.

 

The new Ageia PhysX card is designed for PCI Express x8/x16 slots and is much longer compared to the first incarnation of physics accelerator for personal computers and also has much more complex print-circuit board design. The new board also has external power connector, which indicates that the card has pretty high power consumption. Besides, the new Agiea PhysX sports an interface akin to that used by graphics cards that feature ATI CrossFire or Nvidia SLI multi-GPU technology.

 

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