quote: I expect it to me more like a graphics card where the integrated ones are useless and you need to spend upwards of $400 for a high end physics card.
quote: If you had told anyone 10 years ago that they would make $700 graphics cards (8800 Ultra) they would think you were crazy.
quote: With Dual and Quad core processors you don't need a dedicated physics processor...
quote: but from what I recall it does hamper performance significantly due to the fact that it utilizes a PCI interface.
quote: At this point, every AGEIA PhysX Accelerator is configured as a PCI 2.1 add-in board with 128MB GDDR3. The PCI interface is more than adequate for handling complex physics calculations, so changing the design to PCI Express would be simply to address slot availability on the motherboard, not to enhance raw performance.