If you are a game freak, here is good news for you. Dell announced a new model for hardcore gamers a short while ago — the Dell XPS M1730 notebook. It is the world’s first notebook with an optional AGEIA physX processor.
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.2Ghz / 800 FSB / 4MB Cache)
- 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
- 17.0″ UltraSharp Widscreen TFT Display with TrueLife
- 160GB Hard Drive
- 8X DVD Burner
- Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
A hefty RM7,999.
What is this AGEIA physX processor?
It is a specialized accelerator dedicated to calculate all the physics involved in a game. Previously, all game physics are computed by the CPU. Since the CPU is already having a huge load computing the game logic and other AI matters, this leaves not much resource for game physics.
With the AGEIA physX processor, game developers can push game physics to a whole new level. We will be seeing more realistic effects in fighting and driving games for example.
For more information, check out the AGEIA website.
For whatever reason that you prefer having a high end notebook for games instead of getting a desktop, the Dell XPS M1730 is something you should look into. The AGEIA physX add-on is a must if you want that extra boost in your games. However, I am not sure if you will notice a difference in all games.