I'm looking forward to their release too. However, as others have mentioned, get it at newegg instead of Bestbuy. You'll save 25% or more, most likely.
I must admit, I'm looking forward to the release more for some benchmarks then to rush right out and buy one. UT2k7 is supposed to support it, and Cell Factor looks cool too. But if there is no major difference in the games I'm going to be playing, why spend the money you know?
I'm just really looking forward to some benchmarks. This has some serious possibilities, whether or not it gets properly utilized remains to be seen.
I'm looking to getting this new physics card as well, for GRAW but now I haved played the demo and I'm not impressed. So I'm looking forward to the 2K7 as well and hopefully a good for me to buy this card.
ummm..Sparticus if by 'two fighting giants' you mean nVidia and ATi then you have the wrong idea. this is NOT a graphics card. i'm sure if you search for a few posts on this topic you'l find the info that this is a PHYSICS proc. thta means it will deal with how objects move, gravity, clothing, and etc. then this data will be sent to the gpu to be rendered.
i do find it interesting that ATi's unified shader architecture is suppossed to do all this on the gpu when dx10 comes out. i guess this is what nVidia and ATi are talking about with a SLi/Crossfire setup.
Yeah, 2k7 looks awesome. Though I have to wonder if it'll be DX10 only... Not sure if I want to upgrade to Vista until it's been out for a few years... Look how many problems XP had when it first hit the scene...
The games should be backward compatability. Like them old games that can be used DX9.c, same with 2K7 if it's DX10, it can still be played with DX9.c but it would be limited with the advance effects that can only be utilize by DX10. But I'm guessing it still gonna be great even at DX9.c version.
Bestbuy.com has a release date of 4/15/2006-4/26/2006 on this board! I am excited and will get one. They are like the little guy running between two fighting giants. Booya.
Date of obtaining the value of the money out of this card: 2007
Please God, people, don't buy these. Don't make the market think PC builders are willing to pay $300 to do something thats as little as physics. Soon games will support dual-core processing, with one core dedicated to physics or something else CPU-intensive, one to the rest of the game (I'm guessing).
I think a lot of you are getting the wrong idea. The PPU will not free up resources on your VGU, but rather your CPU.
Does this mean it's not worth buying? No, it's not worth buying at $300 with a games-supported list only 20 titles long going into 2007. Will it be worth it for $150 with nearly every major game on the market supporting it ? Sure.