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So this is to everybody who flamed me for buying one of the pci variants<br />
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Physics processor chip specialist Ageia is about to launch a PCI Express version of its PhysX card, the company told Reg Hardware today. Considering that Ageia had PCI-E and PCI production samples in March, it's a wonder it has taken them this long to announce product.<br />
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<b>Ageia admitted there won't be any performance benefits from the move to PCIe x1 over PCI</b>, and it said that it's not even close to using up the bandwidth that the PCI bus offers. The new cards will be announced on 12 October and should be available shortly thereafter.<br />
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<a href="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10/02/ageia_pcie_x1_physx_card/" target="_blank">Source</a>
 

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No benefits in performance, but it'll free up a pci slot so you can use for something else, since most cards are not pcie x1
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">No benefits in performance, but it'll free up a pci slot so you can use for something else, since most cards are not pcie x1</div>

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</div>Definitely. Alot of people these days have sound cards, wireless/wired NIC cards, and some other cards and if you have SLI or CF then your very limited to the number of slots on your mobo.
 

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Thats good, Is the PhysX Processor worth it? I might get one
 

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Yeah, I dont know what other people said but the reason I wouldnt get a PCI one is just because I wnat it for my sound card. Hey, if your happy, great. But I have a perfectly empty PCIe 1x slot that it would fit and and I am already short on PCI slots. So, yeah.....nice news clip though.
 

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Funny how the picture shows a PCI card.
 

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dont forget at the moment the asus physix cards have 256 mb of gddr3 ram, unlike the bfg and ageia models with 128mb <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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This is good cause now Ill actually have a slot to stick it in.
 

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LOL!!!! I was just thinking the same thing.
 

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1X slots are the two small ones at the top of this picture. <a href="http://images.planetamd64.com/athildja/RX480-a%20Review/PCI%201x%20SLots.jpg" target="_blank">http://images.planetamd64.com/athild...1x%20SLots.jpg</a>
 

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And if we're lucky, the price might drop on these...I bought one when they first came out...thought that the effects were cool, looked at the supported titles, then RMA'd it back to the egg....not enough support right now.<br><br>
What scares me is that nvidia is putting a big effort in this area so I wonder if the Physx processor will ever make it....Hmmmm
 

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Yup. They're those little ones.
 

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Sweet! I have one. Right under my nice and hot 7900GT...
 

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all pcie slots are backwards compatible so if you have an 8x or 4x itll work too
 

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no point getting the pcie version unless you have no pci slots.<br><br>
The pci version of the asus card has 256mb of gddr3 ram unlike all the rest with 128mb.<br><br>
The pcie version WILL NOT HAVE 256MB GDDR3 RAM!
 

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I dont think theres really any difference between 128 and 256MB, at least not anything noticable.
 

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not at the moment anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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