Asus 128mb PhysX Card Review/Preview

Introduction and packaging


When Agiea released information about their PPU's (Physics processing Unit): there was much excitement in the tech and gaming world. Was this to be the next revolutionary thing in gaming?

We're going to take a look at an Ageia card made by Asus and see what all the fuss is about, whether PhysX is all what it promises and whether this will be able to develop into something big in the future.

This is a Review AND Preview. I am saying this as I have a retail packaged Ageia card in my hands but I feel that this technology is slightly in its infancy and needs to have more games out before I make a "final" judgement. This is not to say that there aren't reasons for and against I would just like to make it clear how I see this article.


Asus have packaged up the card very nicely. The main packaging is good with a definite bow to the physics aspect of the card and a pretty cool inside sleeve type box that gives more info about the card. The information on the card is explained pretty well although this is definitely a "new" thing and so harder to get specs comparable to other products easy for the customer to interpret.

ageia physx

ageia physx

agiea physx

Inside we can see that Asus have bundled this up nice and tight with separate compartments for the card and the extra's. This is one PhysX card that will not be getting damaged in transit unless your postman thrown it out the van on the way past!

ageia physx

Top marks to Asus so far

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Most Recent Comments

11-07-2006, 13:49:47

w00t, been waiting for this, lemme have a read Quote

11-07-2006, 14:01:22

sweet reveiw

those physics look muchos tasty

can i ask a favour though?

would you mind checking if the card has the following ram chips on it?

and how many it has.

"Samsung K4J52324QC-BC20 16 Mbit x 32 GDDR3 500 MHz FBGA 136 M54P"


11-07-2006, 14:08:55

May I ask why? Pretty sure it has those chips on it but why?Quote

11-07-2006, 14:09:37

nice review...didnt realise they were that expensive tho!Quote

11-07-2006, 14:14:52

best review I've seen for ages.

well doneQuote

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