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I was having to order a new computer for someone at work.
I know dell.
I noticed this. Notice the normal pci slot.
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post #2 of 18
Those cards are made in PCI only so far. They said PCI-E is in the near future for them. The first set of shipments will be PCI. Hope that answers your question.
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post #3 of 18
will they work with any card? so if i buy one will it work on my pc

btw what is the price for it
post #4 of 18
I don't know much about these cards, but I'm guessing the launch price will be around $150. Anyone have a better idea?
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Says $250 on Dell.com, i want to see the performance increase with it....wonder if it actually increases anything significant
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post #6 of 18
Yes at the moment they are using the PCI slot configuration then later on maybe adapted to PCI-E
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I doubt at first it will make much of a difference because most games won't utilize it. But I think these cards will be a must have within the next few years they seem very promising to me.
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Quote:
"One of the most convincing arguments for using a discrete physics processor is the ability for developers to create new physics effects in the game which add both to the realism of the game, as well as improve overall gameplay. Here, characters find themselves in totally new scenarios with a vast array of new weapons and movement options that give the game much more depth and replay value."
http://www.hothardware.com/viewartic...leid=797&cid=2

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post #9 of 18
Unfortunately screenshots really can't do justice to a physics engine/card, you need video.
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post #10 of 18
Has anyone heard of the HAVOK FX project by NVIDIA? here's a quote
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With the development and pending launch of the Havok FX project, full physics processing for the latest and greatest games will be made readily available to all NVIDIA graphics card owners for no charge. Armed with the appropriate drivers, every graphics card from the mainstream level up to the current flagship GPU will be able to fully support the Havok FX architecture. This is a very interesting turn of events, as Ageia has made an entire business model out of creating specific hardware for this very purpose. When you consider the estimated additional cost of $100-$200 for a dedicated PPU physics card, NVIDIA's "free" GPU physics processing seems like a consumer's dream. Unfortunately, the choice here is far from simple with a few obvious pros and cons to each side.
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