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Old 11-01-2005, 01:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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haha ya i saw that a couple weeks ago. Its insane. I would never do it though. Didnt it say something about something being slower? I mean 4 video cards for one game, come on. No game for a very long time would ever be able to NEED 4 7800GTXs. Or even GT's.
Yeah, it would put so much strain on your CPU. Im wondering if they will ever be able to add SLI bridges to all of them? Just imagine how much heat that it would produce.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Also it doesn't give a lot of clearince for the other slots like the PCI slot. It will probably melt your sound card lol.
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That going to be a seperate card in a PCI-E 1x slot or what, or is there even any info on them yet.
A PIECE FROM A gamespot.com article:

"Since Ageia is a fabless semiconductor company, it will not produce its own chips or sell its own add-in boards. TSMC, a major Ageia investor, will manufacture the PPU chips, and third-party board partners will sell PPU cards. Cards will be compatible with PCI Express x1/x4 and normal PCI."
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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lol well i guess thats the future of graphics cards...lol would you guys say its a waste to go SLI with the new physics engines coming out, or does that have its own place on the MOBO?
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I'm not going to say if "SLI or CROSSFIRE" is needed or not. I think that would start an unholy forum war. Which isn't a pretty sight.

Let's just leave it as a matter of opinion shall we?

But, the theroy is that the PPU cards will complete the perfect triangle for gamers.

CPU - Think - Orchestrate
GPU - Render - Display
PPU - Interaction - Motion

Then below that triangle, throw in a high-end soundcard....

By the way... UNREAL2007 is 100% compatible with the PPU. Epic Games has integrated AGEIA’s PhysX SDK into their acclaimed Unreal Engine 3 and next-generation game titles.

This game will make the last generation of videocards cry and beg for mercy. (X8xx series, 6800 series, 6600 series ETC )
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Well untill more games come that support the PPU I will just wait for the price to drop down. So far I hear that they will retail for 250-300 bucks at launch.
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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beefcake, don't worry man. There are a lot of developers that are supporting it.

Check it out
http://www.ageia.com/physxInAction/games.html
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Well I know there are quite a lot onboard with Ageia especially Unreal Engine 3.0, but I'll probably just get one when it's cheaper.
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Ill probably buy one a little after theyre out. Just to make sure they dont come out and for some reason arent as cracked up as theyre suppose to be.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #30 (permalink)
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wonder how much this freakin PPU will wind up costing.

and by the sounds of it you're going to need to purchase a PPU chip AND the card seperately...sooo basically it'll be like "Oh you only got a PPU GX58 huh? That sucks...I've got the 2x900" and crap like that.

BAH

too much $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ just for good graphics
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