AGEIA's PhysX - a successful launch?

Posted on Saturday, May 13 2006 @ 16:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
GD Hardware takes a look at how successful AGEIA was at launching their PhysX physics processing unit:
Ageia’s PR had PhysX cards shipped out to members of the print and online media outlets this past week and in doing so have potentially done a great deal to damage the launch. Whenever you introduce a brand-new product segment to an already skeptical market of enthusiasts, you’d better make damned sure all your ducks are in a row. We’ve pointed out in past articles that Ageia really needs just one killer application that’s a huge-seller which can truly harness the power of the PPU. Instead, we have one flagship title – Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (GRAW) – which use a PhysX band-aid over the Havoc engine and doesn’t do Ageia any favors in terms of justifying a $300 dollar price tag to get some added particles.
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