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Dude, you're getting a $10k Dell

When I think of a gaming PC, I think of maybe an Athlon FX-60 processor with two top of the line graphics cards running in SLI or CrossFire mode. Never would I imagine, however, that I would plunk down $10,000 -- not far from the base price of a 2007 Toyota Yaris.

Excess is best at Dell with its new XPS 600 Renegade. This limited edition, custom-painted monster comes equipped with an Intel Pentium 965 Extreme Edition processor overclocked to 4.26GHz. In addtion, it features two 10,000RPM 160GB Raptor hard drives in a RAID-0 configuration plus an additional 7,200RPM 400GB hard drive. Also included is a Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card with front-side controller and 2GB DDR2 667 memory. To top things off, the XPS 600 comes paired with four GeForce 7900 graphics cards running in Quad-SLI.

With all of that processing power, the XPS takes full advantage of AGEIA PhysX processing and can run applications at up to 2,560 x 1,600. By the way, you can enjoy all of this goodness on the included Dell 3007WFP 30-inch widescreen flat panel monitor.

If all of this sounds enticing to you, the XPS 600 will be available in limited quantities for $9,930.

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RE: What!
By NFS4 on 3/22/2006 2:28:49 PM , Rating: 2
The limited-edition, custom-painted Dell(TM) XPS 600 Renegade delivers to U.S. consumers an immersive gaming experience based on the industry's first dedicated physics accelerator -- the AGEIA(TM) PhysX(TM) processor.

The AGEIA technology lets users interact with supported games in more sophisticated and realistic ways. The AGEIA PhysX processor can power real-time dynamic motion and interaction on a massive scale so games can feature large numbers of complex characters and moving objects in incredibly life-like environments. For example, instead of using traditional weapons, gamers can pull down the roof on their enemies, crushing them in a pile of collapsing debris.

RE: What!
By Cygni on 3/22/2006 2:44:43 PM , Rating: 2
If its really using the hardware PhysX proccessor, it snuck out without many people noticing! I would have expected a bunch of hardware websites (like Anandtech) clawing each other to get benchies/card shots up before everyone else.

Theres gotta be an NDA, otherwise people would be all over it.

RE: What!
By NFS4 on 3/22/2006 2:46:37 PM , Rating: 2
RE: What!
By Cygni on 3/22/2006 2:50:11 PM , Rating: 2
Hahah, well, i guss that answers that! :D Posted today, haha.

Thanks! Im gonna read every word. :)

RE: What!
By littlebitstrouds on 3/22/2006 3:17:58 PM , Rating: 2
^Printing now to read on the train ride home^

Though the greatest PPU card would do this: if you get shot and die in the game... You can't play anymore... it's like real life you're dead. Thank you for your $50 mwahaha

RE: What!
By Araemo on 3/22/2006 3:56:43 PM , Rating: 2
You know, I hadn't really thought PPUs would be usefully useful, until I saw the fire screenshots, and thought about spraying some high-viscosity acid goop at someone hiding behind a corner.. ;P

I still doubt I'd buy one, it just doesn't make sense for this to stay discrete. Either it'll get rolled into the GPU, or the GPU will become powerfull enough to replace it(The difference will be one of semantics more than anything), or it will be integrated onto the CPU/motherboard. I mean, why do we need this as an upgradable solution? Currently noone has one, so it has to be PCI, but how often will you need to upgrade your physics card?

RE: What!
By superkdogg on 3/22/2006 4:13:58 PM , Rating: 2
When did they actually write that article? It calls "Bet on Soldier" and upcoming title, and I've owned it for about 6 months.

RE: What!
By Clauzii on 3/22/2006 8:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
It might be that if You by a Ageia card and patch(?) Your game, You will benefit from it? :)

RE: What!
By Googer on 3/22/2006 11:32:04 PM , Rating: 2
"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard
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