AGEIA PhysX 100M uses only 10W

Posted on Friday, Sep 28 2007 @ 15:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AGEIA unveils that their new mobile PhysX 100M chip will only use 10W, considerably less than the +20W of the first PhysX chip.
Back in April, we reported about Ageia making a die-shrink and preparing a laptop module. All of this was based on upcoming die-shrink, meaning original 130nm PPUs were going the way of do-do bird. Now, Ageia's board is available in PCIe form, at least if your name is Alienware, Dellienware or Acer. Of course, all the attention of the die-shrunk PPU should go into Dell's latest gaming machine, known under the codename "The Beast".

Reason why Ageia got a good mobile design was the fact that PPU now only eats and dissipates around 10W, which is quite mobile friendly. If you team up the card with 128MB GDDR3 memory, it's rather easy to figure why an Ageia MXM card is now a hot property with notebook vendors. Dell has the exclusive for now, but we'll see what will happen in near future.
Source: The Inq


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