Ageia joins Futuremark development program
Futuremark has announced that Ageia, the company behind the PhysX physics accelerator card, has entered the 3DMark Benchmark Development Program. Futuremark doesn't explicitly state that PhysX testing will be added to future 3DMark versions. However, the company does say that Ageia will bring "a wealth of knowledge and experience in hardware acceleration of real-time physics" to the Benchmark Development Program. Ageia CEO Manju Hegde says, "our participation in the specification and development of Futuremark’s 3DMark will help us deliver the best performing physics acceleration solutions in the PC industry." Other companies involved in Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program include AMD, ATI, Creative, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, and Nvidia.