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NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs

AGEIA Brings PhysX Dedicated Physics Processor To Market

NVIDIA Strengthens Mainstream Product Line with Two GeForce 7 Series GPUs

NVIDIA expanded its GeForce 7 Series product line for the mainstream market segment with two aggressively-priced GPUs: GeForce 7600 GS and GeForce 7300 LE.

The novelties deliver advanced technologies including:

  • 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista
  • H.264 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, including vertex texture fetch (VTF)

Some of the add-in card partners are offering graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series GPUs, including Albatron, AOpen Inc., ASUSTek Computer Inc., BFG Technologies Inc., Biostar, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Cheer Ascent, City Gate / Triple-D, Club3D, ELSA, Epsco, EVGA Corporation, Gainward Co. Ltd., Galaxy, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Jaton, Jetway, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Prolink, PNY Technology, Point of View, Sigmacom, SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., and XFX.

By the way, Leadtek has already introduced a couple of novelties: WinFast PX7600 GS TDH (256MB DDR2 and 400/800MHz) and WinFast PX7300 LE TDH.

Source: NVIDIA, Leadtek

AGEIA Brings PhysX Dedicated Physics Processor To Market

AGEIA announced the availability of its PhysX processor, the first physics processing unit (PPU) designed to power pervasive real-time physics in PC gaming. The PPU is available in systems from Alienware, Dell, and Falcon Northwest. AGEIA PhysX Accelerator add-in boards from ASUS and BFG will be available in wide distribution in May of this year.

The AGEIA PhysX processor, with its massively parallel interactive PhysX engines, has been specifically designed to accelerate dynamic physical motion and interaction in games. Games optimized for the hardware-accelerated physics provided by the PhysX processor will feature complex characters, objects and environments that fully interact based on real-world, real-time properties.

With the PhysX accelerator installed in their PCs, gamers can now have different experiences every time they play a game. For example explosions will be in real-time and specific to the interaction of objects, not just replays of the same animation over and over again. Now game objects can smash, bounce, deform, shatter or explode and cause a different chain reaction every time, depending on physical laws such as force, speed, volume, pressure, or density.

More than one hundred games designed for and supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor are in development from over 60 software developers and publishers. Game developer and publishing partners include UbiSoft, Cryptic Studios, NCSoft, Epic Games and Sega, among many others.

Source: AGEIA

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