Will Your Next Upgrade Be a PPU?

Today’s top-shelf computer games look pretty stunning, especially when you run them using a PC with a powerful graphics chip and a speedy processor. But you have to admit: Even the best games still don’t look completely realistic. From the way explosions appear to the way water flows to the way a character falls down, there’s still something less than real about it. You know what I’m talking about. You pop a bad guy and he falls down, but the way he falls just doesn’t look quite right. The folks at a company named Ageia says the missing element is real-world physics, and they want you to add a third processor–yep, a physics processing unit–to your PC. The PPU would let game developers add more physics processing to their games.

Site – http://news.yahoo.com


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