Ageia P200 Benchmarked

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Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby an81 » 2019-5-23 @ 17:14

Stumbled by chance into this ad http://www.pc-1.ru/i_shop/comp_zakaz/Z576223 and couldn't resist buying it.

Here are some benchmark results.

System:

Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.7Ghz
4GB DDR2 1093 5-5-5-15
Asus P5E X38 Motherboard
GTX285

Physx System Software 8.09.04 for the most part, Mirror's Edge and Batman Arkham Asylum - 9.09.0814

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* - This program spawns only ~28000 particles for both PPUs, whereas the rest get ~61000

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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby dottoss » 2019-5-23 @ 21:30

Oh seriously!!! This is supercool! That is a Ageia Maplewood?
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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby an81 » 2019-5-24 @ 00:05

dottoss wrote:Oh seriously!!! This is supercool! That is a Ageia Maplewood?


That's what the shop description says and it looks and performs like the real deal.
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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby SPBHM » 2019-5-24 @ 01:02

interesting, I didn't even know this second PhysX card was a thing

"Ageia was developing second generation of PhysX cards (known as PPU2 or codename "Maplewood"), but final product never saw the light of day. As mentioned by one of the developers, new card was supposed to be twice as powerful as the original PPU. "
http://physxinfo.com/wiki/Ageia_PhysX_PPU

it looks like on Cryostasis at least it delivered on the twice as powerful
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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2019-5-24 @ 02:05

SPBHM wrote:interesting, I didn't even know this second PhysX card was a thing

"Ageia was developing second generation of PhysX cards (known as PPU2 or codename "Maplewood"), but final product never saw the light of day. As mentioned by one of the developers, new card was supposed to be twice as powerful as the original PPU. "
http://physxinfo.com/wiki/Ageia_PhysX_PPU

it looks like on Cryostasis at least it delivered on the twice as powerful

Wow... it never ceases to amaze me that things like this pop up after all these years.

If it was never released, how did it make it to Russia? :lol:
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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby an81 » 2019-5-24 @ 11:40

Ozzuneoj wrote:Wow... it never ceases to amaze me that things like this pop up after all these years.

If it was never released, how did it make it to Russia? :lol:


My guess is that it could've been given to some gamedev studio to prototype their stuff as they were looking to put more physx-enabled content on the market. Doing so in Eastern Europe would've been a lot cheaper then. Cryostasis is made by a Ukrainian company and I read that some Colombian studio was heavily involved in the making of Cellfactor demos.
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Re: Ageia P200 Benchmarked

Postby an81 » 2019-8-29 @ 22:43

Thought I'd give it another run in Batman Arkham Asylum, this time against some faster cards that are sure to top it. I benched it all in 1280x720 to reduce the scene rendering load on the main gpu, while keeping the shader complexity high by running it with all the other settings maxed out. Physx is set to Normal, running it at High adds the cloth simulation in the form of various tarps hanging here and there and for some reason both Ageia cards can't accelerate these elements causing those sections to run on the cpu. Running it on Normal though does retain the fog and smoke effects and these I think are the more impressive Physx effects present in the game.

The roster:

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This time I'll also be using GTS250, 8800GT and 9600GSO as the dedicated Physx cards in addition to 8600GT and the PPUs.

You can also appreciate the die size difference between the P200 and the 65nm G92 in the 8800GT.

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Results.

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I ran these before realizing that Arkham Asylum was a game well optimized for quad-core cpus, so I suppose that benching it with both a faster cpu and faster main gpu could show wider performance gaps. The current hardware selection, however, is quite period-correct.
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