Asus PhysX P1 comes in a smaller than usual VGA card box. Its retail price ranges from US$240 to US$270, which places it in the same price range as the Nvidia 7900GS. It would be true to say that anyone who will spend US$250 for this card is more than likely going to be an enthusiast user.
The retail package includes:
- Asus PhysX P1 card
- Power Cable
- Driver CD
- Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Full Edition CD
- Cell Factor Demo CD
- SwitchBall Demo CD
The card itself can be characterized as mid-sized. You can see the Asus fan on the front, cooling the Ageia PhysX chipset (click for high-res image):
On the back, we find the card's ID and #SN
The PhysX AGEIA logo is on the mounting plate.
Since the PCI bus doesn't offer enough current to power the card, you need to connect an external power source.
Removing the heatsink, we can see the PhysX ageia chipset: