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Old 10-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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I was looking on dell, and now they offer a physics accelerator as an add on card for the xps, what is this phsics accelerator for gaming? And what does it do?
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:43 PM   #2
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Do you mean a "Physics Accelerator" Chip?

its for gaming... yes
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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yes it's for gaming. It calculates all of the physics stuff (a big surprise there) so the vid card&cpu don't have to worry about that part, leaving more power for the vid card to do the graphics. It will increase ur fps making games run smoother. But IMO it's not worth the money.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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Oh I see doesnt seem worth the $250 dell wants, could just get a second 7600GT if I wanted, lol. I wasnt buying anything from dell and dont plan too, lol.
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yea that thing is for people who have too much money to blow
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #6
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Waste of money, the 8800 series and the new ATI cards will be able to calculate physics just as good, and you dont have to waste a PCI slot and an exta $250
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:28 PM   #7
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Anyone have any idea how much those Dx10 cards will cost? More than $300?
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:33 PM   #8
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Anyone have any idea how much those Dx10 cards will cost? More than $300?
I can't give you an exact number, nor a decent estimate, but I can almost assure you that they will start out with a price of over $300.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:37 PM   #9
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Mybe once they are down too about $150 I'll get one or two.
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