NVIDIA to Acquire AGEIA Technologies

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NVIDIA, the largest producer of computer graphics chips in the world, has announced their plans to acquire AGEIA Technologies on their official company site. AGEIA’s PhysX Processors were the first physics cards to hit the market. While an interesting enough idea, their steep cost (~$300) and limited game support (most famously Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and City of Villians) prevented them from becoming the next required piece of gaming hardware. While the official press release skirts around the issue, new cards combining the best of NVIDIA’s GPUs and AGEIA’s PPUs are almost certainly in the cards. And as high-end PC gaming becomes even more expensive, frankly, we’re too excited imagining the gaming wonders these two PC giants are about to unleash on the world to care.