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New chip offers more realistic physics

Posted by: Lydia at 4/30/2006 10:35 PM
Wired News has a blurb on a new chip built by Silicon Valley startup Ageia Technologies that promises a more realistic gaming experience. The PhysX processor, set to release in May, is designed to simulate real life properties of everything from smoke to rocks.  The upside is that its a crazy-powerful chip. The downside is that your graphics chip might not be able to keep up with it.  And its $300.