As many of you know, NVIDIA recently made a move on acquiring AGEIA, the makers behind the world's first physics processing card known as PhysX. That deal has now been officially sealed, but the big question on many people's minds is what NVIDIA plan to do with existing PhysX technology.
Thanks to a recent financial results conference call, we now know what little trick NVIDIA is up to and it should make existing GeForce 8 owners quite happy :-
We're working toward the physics-engine-to-CUDA port as we speak. And we intend to throw a lot of resources at it. You know, I wouldn't be surprised if it helps our GPU sales even in advance of [the port's completion]. The reason is, [it's] just gonna be a software download. Every single GPU that is CUDA-enabled will be able to run the physics engine when it comes... Every one of our GeForce 8-series GPUs runs CUDA.
Tech Report have the full scoop.