Nvidia Support of AGEIA PhysX Processors is Dead

Nvidia has officially discontinued support for dedicated Ageia physics processing units (PPUs), and is now shifting attentions to just backing the technology on GeForce products.

An Nvidia technician responded with the following message to a user who emailed customer support with an inquiry on how to get his Ageia working on his computer:

The cases was escalated to me. The current PhysX driver unfortunately does not support Aegia PPU hardware which you're already aware. Support for Aegia PPU ended after the 8.xx.xx driver but like you we've receive other users asking to include support in current PhysX releases. There are discussions to release a stand-along PhysX driver that will support Aegia PPU but that is still in discussion and I'm unable to get any confirmation or schedule. I can certainly update you if this changes or you can check back with us in a couple of months. Unfortunately we don't know anymore at this point.

A look at the recent version of the Nvidia PhysX system software confirms that only GeForce parts are supported for accelerated physics.

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  • j51
    R.I.P Ageia physics processing units (PPUs)....
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Yea, who didn't see THAT coming. That thing was a hunk of crap. Did you ever see the demo's showing off what it was capable of? Crap. Good riddance.
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  • idisarmu
    iluv2raceit I am using a 3-way SLI GTX480 setup and no longer use a dedicated Physx card and the physics score in 3DMark Vantage went up significantly! Just thought you all should know this information!


    So how many organs did you sell?
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  • j51
    R.I.P Ageia physics processing units (PPUs)....
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  • Anonymous
    Bad move! Poor form Nvidia! Won't buy from your shoddy outfit again...
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Yea, who didn't see THAT coming. That thing was a hunk of crap. Did you ever see the demo's showing off what it was capable of? Crap. Good riddance.
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