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daart
06-06-2006, 01:00 PM
"In press briefings, you generally expect a best case to be shown by the presenter, not untruths, but selective numbers. In this case, ATI showed off numbers where the a lowly RV530 absolutely spanked a G70 and G71 for physics. When you look at the performance relative to a R520 or R580, it gets even more abusive. The numbers ranged from a worst case where RV530 was 'only' 4x faster than G70 to a best where R580 spanked the G70 by 15x. They also went on to show the X1600XT as 2x faster than Ageia, and the X1900XTX being 9x faster. Whatever the numbers, they can put up a demo with a lot of rocks rolling down a hill."

Klick (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32208)

Iīd like to mention that you get a X1600 for about 99$. Thatīs half of the price of the Ageia card! :)

Apoclypse
06-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Yeah, this is all good and all but what about the drivers. All this kick ass hardware and drivers that can't use the freaking power. Especially opengl.

PhantomDesign
06-06-2006, 07:27 PM
I'm still extrmely sceptical about any physics card. It mostly seems like something else to dig into the pockets of gamers at the moment.

Lordiego01
06-06-2006, 09:40 PM
I'm still extrmely sceptical about any physics card. It mostly seems like something else to dig into the pockets of gamers at the moment.

At the moment.. yes. Because there are only a handfull of games that work with it. But there's no denying that in the near future this is where gaming is going to go.

JoshBowman
06-07-2006, 02:16 AM
Graphics/physics are, at the moment, all just eye candy, they don't make games fun.

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