AGEIA PhysX launched along with video demos
OK how did i miss this… PhysX, the PPU everyone has been talking about for months now?is available? Dell, Alienware and Falcon Northwest have all announced models with PhysX as an option for roughly $250~$300 depending on which vender you go for.
AGEIA have launched a new mini site with information and some juicy footage of Tom Clancy?s Ghost Recon with and without physics acceleration and it’s mighty, mighty?impressive. BFG have announced boards of which you can read about here. There is currently no word on when e-tailers will have boards in stock for all of us to grab but you can bet OCUK will be one of the first to get them in the UK.
Here’s a list of games that have been announced support for PhysX for some time in 2006:
- Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
- Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
- Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport
- Cell Factor
- City of Villains
- Unreal Tournament 2007
- Gunship Apocalypse
- Sacred II
- Fallen Earth
- Crazy Machines 2
- Arena Online
- Warhammer MMORPG
- Eye of the Storm
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
- Alpha Prime
PhysX has a lot of potential but it;s going to live or die on the support of just a few games and i don’t see them there, games like BF2 and DOD are crucial as are all popular multiplayer games with large online communities. But one major title that is there is UT2007.
With Nvidia and ATI looking to come into this market soon AGEIA need serious support to live through this. It’s a worrying but exiting time for the company, i’m sure. This truly is a groundbreaking time for visual’s in games, much like the first 3D accelerator cards.