With all the buzz these days around physics processing in gaming it wasn't long before we'd see word from AGEIA and BFG on this front. Today they announce that it will powering Alienware and Falcon Northwest systems today with retail cards making it to the mass market around May, 2006. Although only time will tell if users will be able to find the cards through OEM channels before that point.
For those that haven't been following the AGEIA technology here's a quick brief by BFG:
Powered by the eagerly anticipated AGEIA PhysX processor, BFG's physics accelerator cards deliver real-time physical motion and interaction on a scale never before possible with software-only based solutions. With dedicated physics hardware acceleration, the Physics Processing Unit (PPU) works in concert with the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), balancing the PC's computing power between gameplay, graphics and physics. The result is unprecedented levels of action, strategy and visuals in next-generation games.
I know many were already eager to get one so chances are giving out this May date only makes matters worse for those that have been dying to get their hands on one.