NVIDIA/AGEIA Q&A

The NVIDIA AGEIA PhysX Acquisition Q&A on FiringSquad talks with NVIDIA's Derek Perez about the acquisition of AGEIA, a fellow all-caps hardware company. He uses the same "heterogeneous computing model" phrase used yesterday to announce the move (story), an interesting take, since it sounds like they plan to homogenize AGEIA's PPU onto their GPUs, saying "Physics is a natural for processing on the GPU." As for existing stand-alone PhysX cards, he says: "We will continue to support the current line of Ageia products that are on the market today."
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 PHJF
 
Actually physics is a natural for processing on the CPU, which is exactly what it's fucking there for. A) physics aren't remotely complex enough, like graphics, as to necessitate the need for external processing and B) physics complexity in games will never, ever outpace the CPU's ability to handle it.

If anything we should start buying AI cards, but then developers would have to, you know, start actually coding AIs.
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