Asus makes PhysX boards

Discussion in 'GPGPU Technology & Programming' started by tEd, May 18, 2005.

  1. scificube

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    NADA! Unless UT2007 makes use of the PPU...at least there's a chance there and that's a pretty big game...

    I know they support Aegia's Novodex physics engine...I can't remember if they said they would support the PPU itself allthough I've read at more than one site that Tim Sweeney supports the idea and likes the part...I just can't remember any official statement about supporting the PPU :(
     
  2. Geeforcer

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    In a miracle of good timing, Gamespot just put up an interview with Mark Rein that talks about that.
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/05/20/news_6126181.html

    Humm, sounds slightly more encouraging, but again, unless there is a big difference between the two versions it will not push hardware. It is possible that some games jointly developed for PC and PS3 will carry over some of the physics from that can be taken advantage of on the PC using PPU.
     
  3. Ailuros

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    I shouldn't probably single out just one sentence (and especially a simple example), but I can't get rid of the feeling that this whole affair might turn out more a quantity than a quality issue after all.

    *plays "Papa was a Rolling Stone" and tunes up the volume* :roll:
     
  4. scificube

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    That's true but really this is the only way this can start out.

    If they start putting the physics into the gameplay at this point people are going to get pissed. It has to be about aesthetic value until the PPU is a standard part in either being integrated into mobos or PC vendors include it like they do cheap sound cards.

    When it's expected a gamer will have one then physics usage can be of more substance in gameplay...at least that's what I keep telling myself...repeatedly :twisted:

    Anyway, tis good new to me...methinks UT2007 be a fine choice for killer app :)
     
  5. ndoogoo

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    I know a perfect game for this PPU. X-Com :D
     
  6. Shapeshifter

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    unreal 3.

    At least so Ive heard.
     
  7. pc999

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    Anyone knows here I can get a video of their demos?

    Thanks
     
  8. Jawed

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    Don't bother, they're shit.

    Jawed
     
  9. digitalwanderer

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    Which ones, the Ageia ones?

    Was "NovodeX Rocket_1_1" theirs? 'Cause it's my fave demo in recent memory.
     
  10. pc999

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    Anyone. :lol:
    Thanks.

    Sorry but I have curiosity.
    Thanks for the reply anyway.
     
  11. mashie

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    This 200k video is quite nice.
     
  12. Jawed

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  13. pc999

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    Thanks, and jawed you are right, they're shit.

    PS3 had done a better job to show really good physics.
     
  14. soylent

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    I thought that demo was quite good, it's not the graphics you should be looking at after all.

    Relatively arbitrary looking damage on those crates instead of breaking in 2-3 different ways again and again(e.g. HL2). Actual breaking, not just being 'gibbed' and replaced with a hand full of splinters. Relatively few ugly bugs(only saw one ugly clipping issue). Plane breaking into bits wasn't very interesting. To be able to do that last huge crash into the boxes with no performance penalty to the CPU in an actual game would be awesome.

    The demo with the house being smashed was just bloody awesome.

    Argh, not another 'cute' misspelling. Physix?
     
  15. Fodder

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    PCs are having a hard time specifically because of complexity, target platform variation and cost of entry, and you think raising all of those will help?
     
  16. IgnorancePersonified

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    The picture posted on xblit looks like the one card has both pci and pcie connectors..... This could constitute the only part of my current system other than the floppy drive that makes it into any upgraded system.
     
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    If this add in card is around $200-$300 you can count me out on that. Especially if the tech goes the way of the gpu and you have to upgrade every few generations. I know physics and its requirements but even though I have the $$ to spend for say bragging rights, I would rather go spend the $$ on SLI or upgrading to a dual core CPU. :twisted:

    Now if the cost was around $100 I could probably be persuaded but with recent claims of driver issues (only 50% working) I would wait another generation until it worked "as advertised". :roll:
     
  18. IgnorancePersonified

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    Yeh but if everyone waited till everythig worked "as advertsised" the whole computer industry would have stopped at calculators.
     
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    That says something significant about the people who buy computers don't ya think?!
     
  20. Moose

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    Wow, add up the cost of a next gen Vid card or two, new mobo, a processor or two, a physics card, a huge power supply to power everything and you could easily buy a Xbox 360 and a PS3.

    I'm not going to say that PC gaming is dead but it is closer than ever.

    With new tech it will catch up to what the new consoles will be able to do, but at what cost???

    Add to that, that more and more games are being developed for the console first and then ported to the PC (most rather crappily).

    The fat lady isn't singing yet, but she's climbing the stairs to the stage. :(
     
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