Ageia appears to have a couple of tricks up its sleeve to boost demand for its PhysX physics processors for the holiday season rush. For one, X-bit labs has noticed that Ageia partners have dropped the prices of their PhysX cards. The cards hit stores with price tags around the $299 mark earlier this year. However, as our price search engine can attest, one can now purchase a PhysX card for less than $200 at some stores. Newegg, for example, is offering an Asus PhysX card with 128MB of RAM for $199.99 after an instant rebate.
In addition to an apparent price cut, Ageia has also announced a promotion where “key e-tailers” including Mwave, Newegg, and ZipZoomFly will bundle PhysX cards with three full games worth a total of over $100. The titles in question will be City of Villains, Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, all of which have support for PhysX hardware acceleration.