Asus PhysX boards coming in May


— 2:21 PM on March 29, 2006

The Register reports that Asus will begin shipping Ageia PhysX physics accelerators in May. The boards will have 256MB of memory and an active cooler similar to those seen on low-end graphics cards. No pricing was disclosed, but considering that Alienware bundles 128MB PhysX boards for $275, offerings with 256MB of RAM may sit on the upper end of Ageia's announced $249-299 price range. At those prices, PhysX cards may be a tough sell until developers rely on them for essential gameplay features, as Havok FX will provide cosmetic hardware-accelerated physics through existing Shader Model 3.0 graphics cards from NVIDIA and ATI.

 
   
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