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For those of you who haven't heard of the Ageia, here's their website. It's basically a card (PCI Express 1x/4x or PCI) that takes over the physics computations.

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The AGEIA PhysX SDK is also the first and only asynchronous (multithreaded) physics API capable of unleashing the power of multiprocessor gaming systems.
In other words, even if you don't have the card, but do have the API installed (and your game supports it) your dual-core system will run like never before!

http://www.ageia.com/products/physx.html
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Maximum PC ran an article about this card back in their January '06 issue. Im pretty pumped to see what this card will do for games. The only thing im not looking forward to is the price tag. Companies like Ubi-Soft and Epic games are already developing games for use with this processor, so lets hope this thing is worth it.
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The way I understood it, even if you don't get the card games that are programmed with their API will be multithreaded, and therefore will improve performance on dual-core systems.
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i just read last week its gonna be delayed .. until the games written to take advantage of it are released. They can put it out now but aparently decided to wait to launch it when the new wave of games that use it come out
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