Now that communications between AMD and Havok have broken down, AMD has admitted that it's considering buying Ageia, if the price is right. AMD's head of developer relations, Richard Huddy, told Custom PC that 'we've had that discussion, yes. It's a discussion that goes round every three months – someone turns to me and says 'why don't we buy Ageia?' and I go through the arguments about why we should and why we shouldn't.'
Despite, Ageia's disappointing games-support for its PhysX chip, the company's PhysX software is free, and has accordingly been used widely, even if the PhysX hardware itself isn't supported. As such, buying Ageia could give AMD a chance to continue to compete in the gaming physics arena now that Intel has bought Havok.