Im suprised but happy.. Almost a year ago I read post by people from Intel and Nvidia, both saying that the physics can be just processed through the multiple cores, now they both have bought up the technologies..Very very interesting : )
what will we call a card that is a GPU and A PPU? I think it will be cool if they make som sort of combo card.
It's called a GPGPU - General Processing Graphics Processing Unit. It was what nVidia and ATi were working on with Havok when Intel bought Havok out and then cancelled their access to the Physics technology.
what nvidia needs to do is incorporate a physics chip into all of their video cards. that way more people will get one, and bit by bit, as all cards being used have a physics processor, game developers can start to incorporate the use of that chip better because they won't have to worry about some people not having one.