Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dedicated Physics Processor

Remember when a great CPU and GPU were the key chips for great gaming?

Those days could be over. If chipmaker Ageia's idea catches on, the third key chip will be a good PPU -- a "physics processing unit".

Wonder if today's GPUs are ready for this. During a demo of the new chip, even twin GPUs had trouble keeping up with flying debris at high resolutions.

Also wonder how this will match up to nVidia's software physics solution.

(Via Alix Paultre.)

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