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DUI_
08-28-2006, 08:47 PM
Was wondering if anyone had one. And if you do is it worth it to buy one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143055

cloudxvii
08-28-2006, 08:53 PM
that looks pretty freakin awesome..a bit overpriced, but no, i dont have one nor have i ever heard of one

Pros: Makes more particles and things in explosions, thats about it...


hmm.

BloodyBlade
08-28-2006, 08:55 PM
I've heard about them.

I suggest you get one once more games are programmed to take advantage of them.

cloudxvii
08-28-2006, 09:06 PM
wait is this newly introduced technology? or has it been around for some time now...

DUI_
08-28-2006, 09:16 PM
new i beleive

punture
08-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Never heard of it. All I care is that there will be new games that uses the upcoming directx version and I want a graphic card taht support it.

Mookster
08-29-2006, 02:17 AM
It'll pick up once they lower prices and raise awareness/compatibility.

howardmeis
08-29-2006, 03:32 AM
Seen it, known about it for a while, I have a screenshot with an ad for one.

But yea, once prices dorp down a bit they will be put to use in games an such. Simulator games will take alot from these.

Mystic Videl
08-29-2006, 06:07 AM
That is weird. Does it like crank up graphics preformance, and how would it be very useful by working on the PCI 1.0 port? Esspecially if you're trying to run GDDR3 RAM on the chip when PCI can't even utilize the speed of that memory processor. (It require molex power... that makes me giggle.) I only have a N Vidia 5500 (256 Meg.) and a Radeon 9250 (128 MB.), both on the PCI slot... I'm not exactly super gaming compatable.

BloodyBlade
08-29-2006, 07:10 AM
PCI aparently has enough bandwidth to do physics processing.

All this card does, as far as I know, is take the load off of your CPU by using this card to calculate physics.

Loser777
08-29-2006, 09:24 AM
PCI aparently has enough bandwidth to do physics processing.

All this card does, as far as I know, is take the load off of your CPU by using this card to calculate physics.
I've read that it increases how realistic the physics of games look (Ones that programmed to take advantage of such a card)... I do not believe that this will improve graphics performance... Tom's Hardware did an article about this physics card.

MasterX
08-29-2006, 12:49 PM
Your going to need one of these for UT2007 or probily anythign on the Unreal 3 engine otherwise no flying chucks for you.

howardmeis
08-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Unless you get like 7 series...........

Loser777
08-29-2006, 08:54 PM
I think the only game that could benifit really from one of these was a Ghost Recon whatever.

Akazukin
08-29-2006, 09:57 PM
I remember an old news article where half life 2's physics formula became recognised and they sue those gaming companies that use it without permission.
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2003/12/valve_unified_theory.html

The correct speedy formula and calculation is able to provide a good physics gameplay experience.

As such, I believe that another gaming company have produced "physics card " in order to save their games with a weak physics formula that requires a heavy amount of calculation. It results in a gamer spending $200+ to cover their software.

BloodyBlade
08-29-2006, 10:00 PM
I remember an old news article where half life 2's physics formula became recognised and they sue those gaming companies that use it without permission.
http://www.bbspot.com/News/2003/12/valve_unified_theory.html

The correct speedy formula and calculation is able to provide a good physics gameplay experience.

As such, I believe that another gaming company have produced "physics card " in order to save their games with a weak physics formula that requires a heavy amount of calculation. It results in a gamer spending $200+ to cover their software.Seriously, stay far far away from any thread concerning computer hardware please.

DSG
08-29-2006, 10:11 PM
Holy crap Akazukin, i just lost a whole lot of respect for you. Did you even read that article?

MasterX
08-29-2006, 10:17 PM
i'll get one when i built my next pc even if no game has it i still got bragin rights

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048&Subcategory=48&description=Physics&srchInDesc=&minPrice=&maxPrice=

and somthing tells me Ghost Recon does or did use it

NickF
08-30-2006, 09:02 AM
The AEGIA Phys-x card sucks. From what I hear, It has loads of driver problems, poor game support, and actually LOWERS your FPS in games, in some cases at least. Yes, read the artical at Tom's hardware.

howardmeis
08-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Akazukin, stay awy from hardware and computer building in all forms. Don't even open your case. Or else the magic faeries inside will try to escape!! >.>

Anyways, I'm sure these physics cores will be built into newer cards eventualy, once games start relying more on real life physics. I personaly prefer ragdoll physics, such as those in Fear. I just LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE watching a body go flying 50 feet after being hit with a grenade, or an arm hitting a wall 10 fee away. So awesome.

MasterX
08-30-2006, 07:01 PM
They all lower your FPS it's somin you gotta deal with for now.

Your eye can only handle 26-200 at a time. There are ways of tricking your eye to seeing that many but i wouldn't try it, sezures :P

Loser777
08-30-2006, 07:04 PM
Holy crap Akazukin, i just lost a whole lot of respect for you. Did you even read that article?
I did too...
I wouldn't recommened getting one of these unless you had no budget and even so I wouldn't recommend you use one often because most games will not see any benifit from one of these and as NickF says, they lower fps.

BloodyBlade
08-30-2006, 07:30 PM
Yeah, it'll probably be another year before these are worth picking up for new games.