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killahsin
07-29-05, 12:42 AM
http://techgage.com/review.php?id=2038

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Techgage: Due to current limitations of even the highest end CPU's, they cannot handle the extreme physics in the demos you've showcased. With the introduction of Dual Core CPU's, is there now less of a need for PPU?


Andy Keane: No. In fact, there is a great benefit to pairing Dual Core CPUs with a PhysX processor. Even if you use the full bandwidth of the Dual Core processors, games can only display about 1,000 rigid bodies. The PhysX processor will handle up to 32,000.


Some interesting stuff in there. check it out (http://techgage.com/review.php?id=2038)

the location damage stuff and ballistics stuff looks very very interesting.

Acid Rain
07-29-05, 06:23 PM
Sweet! Now we just need the chips to become a standard option on mainboards. Unfortunately, I believe that's the only way they'll really catch on.

Here's to hoping :beer2:

SlamDunk
07-29-05, 06:34 PM
Those videos are old (released during E3). Here's newer and much more cooler demo videos:

http://www.airtightgames.com/currentproject.html

New ones are Video 2 "Metal Bending" and Video 3 "Fluid Simulation". Quicktimes are the highest quality but the WMV's are almost identical despite the smaller file size.

The site is pretty slow and gets easily hammered so here's a mirror for all the videos: http://rapidshare.de/files/3462214/PhysX_Videos_1-3__www.airtightgames.com_.zip.html

Click on the "Free" button below and wait until the timer hits zero.

DoomUK
07-29-05, 06:45 PM
DL'ing the Fluid Sim and Metal Bending vids as we speek :)

killahsin
07-29-05, 09:20 PM
haha slamdunk a fellow shacker, lol. didnt realize it was the same you until you posted that here lol.

jAkUp
07-30-05, 12:51 PM
Those videos are old (released during E3). Here's newer and much more cooler demo videos:

http://www.airtightgames.com/currentproject.html

New ones are Video 2 "Metal Bending" and Video 3 "Fluid Simulation". Quicktimes are the highest quality but the WMV's are almost identical despite the smaller file size.

The site is pretty slow and gets easily hammered so here's a mirror for all the videos: http://rapidshare.de/files/3462214/PhysX_Videos_1-3__www.airtightgames.com_.zip.html

Click on the "Free" button below and wait until the timer hits zero.

OMG those are amazing! Thanks for the links I hadn't seen those yet

FraGTastiK
07-31-05, 02:04 PM
wow! these new videos are much more interesting than the first ones,thank you slamdunk for the links,they are getting better and better.I was kinda loosing interest in AGEIA but these are too good to be neglected.

these guys seem like they are there for the real deal,no overhyping kinda marketing.

looks to me like a definite WYSIWYG material.that is very important IMO.

retsam
07-31-05, 04:19 PM
anyone else notice that there was no AA applied to any of those video...im wondering if adding AA to all those ridged bodies takes a huge performance hit....

DoomUK
07-31-05, 05:32 PM
I wouldn't have thought so, no more of a performance hit than it has already anyway.

Saw the vids btw, thought they were pretty impressive. Although to give us a real idea of the advantages of the PhysX processor, they should showcase the same demo on a regular AMD64/AMD64X2/P4 setup.

killahsin
08-01-05, 06:19 AM
I'm not sure it would be possible to show the same demo, lol. Because it would run at like 1 frame a second.

DoomUK
08-01-05, 05:47 PM
I'm not sure it would be possible to show the same demo, lol. Because it would run at like 1 frame a second.

Exactly :p

That's the reason why I'm getting one as soon as they are released :cool:

Darkoz
08-02-05, 03:42 AM
Could be interesting times ahead if the physx processor is widely adopted within the industry.
Sony have signed a deal with the makers and will integrate the physx processor in the upcoming PS3.

SlamDunk
08-02-05, 04:04 AM
Sony have signed a deal with the makers and will integrate the physx processor in the upcoming PS3.

No no no :)

Sony only signed to use the NovodeX SDK as a middleware option for the PS3. So the deal was about software, not hardware.

killahsin
08-02-05, 04:54 AM
No no no :)

Sony only signed to use the NovodeX SDK as a middleware option for the PS3. So the deal was about software, not hardware.

correct and one of the cores will act as a physix chip. they are only liscensing the tech/middleware.

Darkoz
08-02-05, 06:17 AM
"The fact that Sony is integrating the technology into its PS3 will push Ageia's technology into millions of systems very quickly and may also convince add-in card and system builders to have a closer look at Ageia"......


http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20050721_140938.html

SlamDunk
08-02-05, 08:20 AM
Darkoz, you have been a victim of bad journalism :) Check out the official AGEIA/Sony press release for the facts:

http://ageia.vnewscenter.com/contentAccess/050721be.pdf?contentId=1120108406252

Tom's Hardware and some other sites are using misleading sentences in their news:

"Sony will integrate the technology in its upcoming game console Playstation 3 (PS3)"

Some people will instantly associate the word "technology" to the actual PPU chip hardware. What that news bit really means is this:

"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that it had entered into a strategic licensing agreement with AGEIA [...] Through this agreement, SCEI obtains sublicensing rights of the AGEIA PhysX™ SDK (also known as NovodeX™), a physics library developed by AGEIA."