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BFG Tech BFGRPHYSX128P PhysX Processing Unit 128MB 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI Physics Card

  • 128MB 128-Bit GDDR3
  • PCI
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  • William L.
  • 8/6/2011 5:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFor it's time, The bfg Ageia Physx Card was Awesome !

Pros: For it's time this thing was awesome , Physx effects never looked so good in game.
I especially Loved playing auto assault with physx cranked up to max!
And there were a good few games in the mix that are gems , that jumped on and added physx effects to their game.
It was well worth the price tag for it's short run , and it felt like owning a peice of hardware that actually made games feel new , next gen , and especially Fun !
If it were not for ageia's creation ,We would more than likley not have as good physx effects in game today.

Cons: None really, it wasn't ageia's fault most pc gamers for some reason claimed they were not interested,and it gave birth to nvidia physx!

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 5/13/2008 9:40:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsYou don't need it

Pros: It might look good in your case with the blue LED fan, plus another way to fill up those old PCI slots of yours.

Cons: About to be obsolete. Stream processors in DX10 and higher GPUs can already perform physics calculations in real-time, but obviously programmers have to create a balance between eye candy and realistic gravity. And, from the looks of it, this appears to be just a fancy video card with no adapter; save your money and buy a DX10 card.

Other Thoughts: If you think it's worth it, get it. But the fact that few games support it, not to mention that DX10 capable cards can already process everything from physics to terrain, means that this card is already becoming pointless much like single-core.

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  • Steven G.
  • 5/9/2008 1:03:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Offloads work from CPU / GPU and processes physics on games that utilize it. Frame rates on PhysX-compatible games went from choppy frame rates (9-15FPS, with no physX card and physX-features enabled) to a back-to-normal 45-60FPS. Very nice demonstrations available online that show off from realistic cloth-tearing, to my favorite, the behavior of smoke and how it interacts with what it falls, flows through, wrapping around obstacles, etc..

The card and the fan even shuts down when its not in use, so you don't have extra fan noise. The PPU heatsink fan also has a blue light to add some style to what seems to be a plain card.

Some argue that this card is useless thanks to multi-core processing, but one would be surprised how much more efficient this PPU (a multicore processor) and GPUs in general vs. a CPU.

Cons: Lack of support. The acquisition of AGEIA by nVidia may be a bad or good thing. For now nVidia claims to continue supporting the current card, for now (likely for "damage control": i.e., PhysX card owners developing a negative view towards nVidia).. And depending on demand, may implement future games with physics.

Other Thoughts: nVidia purchased AGEIA, pretty much ended the PPU hardware all together, while taking their code and plan on implementing it into future and current hardware (GeForce 88xx series cards can run PhysX code), if they haven't done so already.. So this card may be a bit useless now. I bought this card only for the games, which I play regularly, which were on the list of compatible games.. And because I just go totally geek for processors. :)

The acquisition is a mixed bag IMHO.. Some say nVidia is just being the evil corporation it is and instead of competing with a revolutionary product, pulled out its checkbook, bought the company and will implement the tech on its future cards to get a 1-up vs. ATI/AMD. Some see it as a good move because this means that physics processing will garner more attention from developers now that they're with a large company like nVidia, and implementation and current-gen hardware support will continue until this card simply becomes outdated.

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  • Robert K.
  • 5/7/2008 5:32:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it in the right situation...

Pros: Adds AMAZING depth and effect in those games that utilize it. Too many people get wrapped up in the FPS numbers - this will NOT improve your FPS, but it will dramatically improve the quality of the image being displayed WHILE delivering smooth frame rates.

Cons: Lack of broad title support, and will occasionally cause lockups when alt-tabbing out of a game window to the desktop.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this specifcially for City of Villains/City of Heroes and have not been disappointed. Would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking better performance out of those titles.
I have this in a quad-core 2.4GHz system, with 2GB RAM and a 512MB nvidia 8600GTS running XP Pro.

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  • Shawn O.
  • 5/1/2008 5:51:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very nice item, would recommend to gamers that want the added visual effects. Bought the Asus Physx card (no longer available from newegg ?) Explosions are more intense and lots of debris raining down all around.

Cons: Not enough emphasis on physx in the gaming industry. After using this card I can't figure out why all new games don't have an option for using Physx hardware.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/30/2008 4:25:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsconsidering purchase

Pros: how much of a difference will this thing make in a system with phenom 9600 on asus m3a32-mvp 790FX spider with 8gigs ocz Reaper and a geforce 9800GX2?

Cons: seen nvidia talk about buying ageai and putting it into they're cards. and since card I'll have when evga sends my stepup is like super brand new. wondering if it already has tihs power

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  • Tomas L.
  • 4/30/2008 1:58:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsREAD THIS

Pros: I just want to say to those people with supposedly "high" understanding: People, you have to realize that you have to have a high end system for this card to work properly and I am sorry but system that has 7900 in it, is no long high end. If you have 8800 and up you will be more then satisfied with this product at its current low price. Also, for those with "high" level of understanding: GeForce 8800 and up, DO NOT HAVE THIS INSTALLED IN THEM, I repeat, THEY DO NOT HAVE THIS INSTALLED IN THEM. I just wanted to share this, because it seems that people are really misinformed and writing wrong things for others.

Cons: Granted no many games use the advantage of the card, but that is not the fault of the card, but rather game developers as they are lazy and do not want to create something extraordinary, yet want to make quick money on their games---->translates to some horrible games that have been recently released, that I cant even believe are out there. Hopefully in the future more games will take advantage of this card. It has been acquired by nvidia, so evidently it has a future in gaming!!!! Thing ahead people

Other Thoughts: If you have the system for it, definitely buy it. It's cheap. By no means, if you have the system buy it!!! If you don't and buy it, stop complaining, because you obviously did not do your research.
My system:
AMD Phenom 9550 Agena 2.2GHz
MSI K9A2 Platinum mobo
4 GB Patriot memory
2x BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB in SLI
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/21/2008 2:19:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat but not needed

Pros: Works fantastic with the few games that work with the PhysX processor.

Cons: Too few games with PhysX support to make this worth the money spent on it.

Other Thoughts: Since nVidia bought out the company that created the PhysX processor they have found a way to make your 8000 series and newer GeForce cards do the work this card would do. Best of all they achieve this with a software download that will soon be available.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2008 9:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: makes gameplay so much more realestic if the game is compatable

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: needs more games that use it

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  • Nadeembaig M.
  • 4/15/2008 4:49:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsSave your money.

Pros: None.

Cons: An physic processor is a great idea, to bad it failed. Now, its just better to add another video card in crossfire or Sli. Atleast most game will take advantage of the 2nd video card.

Other Thoughts: Much like a Video Game Console (Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, etc..) if they would have released a strong game that hevealy supported the physx card, i think the card would have been really sucessful.

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