Velocity Micro Introduces Gaming PCs Powered By AGEIA PhysX
Velocity Micro announced the availability of gaming systems with the new AGEIA PhysX graphics solution. Customers can configure Gamers' Edge and Raptor PCs with the new physics card, which utilizes new graphics technology to deliver a more realistic 3D gaming experience.
The AGEIA PhysX physics processing unit (PPU) is the world's first dedicated, hardware-based physics accelerator. PhysX handles the ever-increasing processing demands of 3D games by offloading the calculation of complex physical interactions from the PC's CPU and GPU. In games designed to take advantage of AGEIA PhysX, this technology can more accurately depict real-world objects and allow many more scene elements to interact in a realistic way. Explosions cause collateral damage to surrounding objects, scene elements can look and react more convincingly to player input, and smoke, fog, and liquids look more genuine.
Prices for such rigs start from about $2000.
Source: Velocity Micro
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