Starting today, gamers will be able to purchase desktop systems complete with the highly anticipated PhysX processor from Ageia.
Naturally, Alienware is among the first companies to offer such high powered configurations, with PhysX PCI cards making there way into Area-51 7500, Aurora 7500 and ALX systems.
The desktops will be available on Alienware’s website and orders should ship by next week.
Unfortunately, early adopters will have to wait awhile before software becomes available that will fully support PhysX.
According to bit-tech, “there are over 60 developers working on 100+ titles featuring PhysX support, but should you order an Alienware, Dell or Falcon Northwest system today, your gameplaying options are somewhat limited. City of Villains will be patched, as will Bet on Soldier but the first new games to feature PPU support out of the box – Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends – won’t arrive until May. The one game that could seriously drive sales – the Unreal Engine 3.0-power Unreal Tournament 2007 is not expected until Q4 2006.”
Still, PhysX technology has the potential to make a serious impact on next gen gaming. Take a look for yourself.
Posted by Sean