Ageia has announced that its first PhysX physics accelerator cards built
by Asus and BFG Tech are now
available worldwide in the retail channel. In the U.S., Ageia says
retailers like Best Buy, Newegg, TigerDirect, and “many others” are
carrying the new PhysX boards. We couldn’t find any listed at Best Buy
or Newegg, but TigerDirect is indeed selling a BFG PhysX card with 128 MB of memory for $299. The card is in stock, but its price is a bit higher than the $249 and $275 charged by Dell
and Alienware, respectively, for PhysX cards in their high-end gaming desktops. Nonetheless, the recent release of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter for the PC and the Cell Factor: Combat Training demo should
give eager early adopters something to do with those retail PhysX boards.
Update: The BFG Tech cards are now showing up as in stock at Newegg, as well.