AGEIA PhysX PCI Card: Delivering physics in games is no easy task. It's an extremely compute-intensive environment based on a unique set of physics algorithms that require tremendous amounts of mathematical and logical calculations supported by massive memory bandwidth. Simply put, it requires the AGEIA PhysX processor: a specialized accelerator dedicated solely to delivering rich immersive physical gaming environments with features such as:
Explosions that cause dust and collateral debris
Characters with complex, jointed geometries for more life-like motion and interaction
Spectacular new weapons with unpredictable effects
Cloth that drapes and tears the way you expect it to
Lush foliage that sways naturally when brushed against
Dense smoke & fog that billow around objects in motion.
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