Ageia's current PhysX cards feature active cooling and seem to draw around 20W of power, but Ageia has apparently managed to cut that power envelope by half with a mobile version of its PhysX chip. Indeed, a report by The Inquirer states that a new PhysX physics processor dubbed 100M and aimed at notebooks will have a power envelope of just 10W.
The Inq says the 100M chip is a die-shrink of the original PhysX PPU, which is based on 130nm process technology. 100M-based PhysX boards will be available as PCI Express MXM modules for high-end gaming notebooks, including an upcoming XPS M1730 model from Dell.
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