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Old 01-05-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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The new in-thing for gaming are physics cards. Physics cards are spererate cards that act like Graphics Cards, but these process only the Physics engine Code. A common example would be the Agiea Physix Card, with 128 MB of some sort of physics memory I am guessing. I have a ATi x!600 512 MB pro AGP 8x, and I was woundering would a 200$ physics card make a major difference in FPS in gaming, and do the games have to be specially compatable with the physics card to even benifit from it?
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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Check this:
http://www.gamespot.com/users/SarjuS...cXJhxTH85bwPug

I would just wait until price drop.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks. Yea, it seems as if these cards dont really benifit any current PC games, besides GRAW. They also seem to not have to much of an effect on gameplay. They seem a little pricy too. I guess I'll wait and see how useful they will be in the future.
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They only improve on supported games though and not all which sucks.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #5
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Yeah, and either way for your case, you'd be better off upgrading your video card first.
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They cost a lot, i'd just wait for awhile.
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That game they showed at the end of the vid looks wierd and cool.
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That game they showed at the end of the vid looks wierd and cool.
Yeah, what the heck is that?
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No. Good idea, poor execution and marketing.
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it's better to spend the money on other hardware, like a better vid card. The price of the physics card is just too high.
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