This will be released as an accelerator card, more precicely a Physics accellerator card. The chip is called a PPU (Physics Proceccing Unit)
I say this will do a huge effect in game development, and is the biggest news since the graphics accellerators. I would say alot bigger =)
To illustrate how effective this thing would be, ive heard that a CPU load at 50% caused by game physics, would with a PPU clear all the cpu load and the PPU would be working at about 1 or 2 %.
Theyre releasing this thing in the beginning of next year. And i heard rumors that Sony had caught interest in this chip for the PS3.
PhysX in the PS3?
Video: Boulders with and without PhysX
Video: Liquid (slime) simulation.
Ageia, PhysX developers.
Edited by onge, 30 November 2005 - 04:03 PM.