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So I was digging through some old stuff and found this Geforce 7300 GT I had in my build years ago. I'm currently running a 7950 so I dont have need for it now. But I read that people use low end nvidia cards for physx, I dont know anything about doing this but would it make sense for me?

If I end up not using the card I'm considering giving it to my friend who only has an A6-3650 APU, would using this card be an improvement? It's a lenovo pc with only a 280 watt (I think) psu, would putting in this card be too much as far as power goes?

Thanks in advance!
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    solaris11 said:
    So I was digging through some old stuff and found this Geforce 7300 GT I had in my build years ago. I'm currently running a 7950 so I dont have need for it now. But I read that people use low end nvidia cards for physx, I dont know anything about doing this but would it make sense for me?

    If I end up not using the card I'm considering giving it to my friend who only has an A6-3650 APU, would using this card be an improvement? It's a lenovo pc with only a 280 watt (I think) psu, would putting in this card be too much as far as power goes?

    Thanks in advance!


    Uhm how are you running an HD7950 with just a 280W PSU??? LOL!

    Which NVIDIA GeForce GPUs support PhysX?
    The minimum requirement to support GPU-accelerated PhysX is a GeForce 8-series or later GPU with a minimum of 32 cores and a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. However, each PhysX application has its own GPU and memory recommendations. In general, 512MB of graphics memory is recommended unless you have a GPU that is dedicated to PhysX.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_faq.html

    So no 7XXX gt wont do it.
    Second the gains would be minimal on such a low end card.
    Third, its not a simple thing to run one AMD and one NVidia card, not a simple thing AT ALL.

    Now your friend won't benefit from such an old card either. The A6's onboard iGPU is actuall a lot better than the 7300gt. As you can see below the 6530D graphics on the A6 is 3 tiers higher than the 7300gt.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

    So that card is pretty much a soon-to-be-collector. I still have an old 7200gt! LOL!
  2. no i have a hx750 lol my buddy is the one with the 280 psu. Thanks alot, good to know that this thing is junk! haha i do remember it being fairly decent in 2006/7ish! LOL
  3. Neither of you will benefit from that card.

    If you use it in ur system, it will bottleneck ur system.

    Your buddy's APU has a better GPU in it than that.

    Here's the Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  4. he wants to be able to run his LED monitor off DVI instead of VGA but the mobo on his crap lenovo doesnt have DVI. Would a 280w psu even be able to take a graphics card? hes not a gamer or anything so doesnt need much, but i guess upgrading the psu is probably a good idea eh.
  5. solaris11 said:
    no i have a hx750 lol my buddy is the one with the 280 psu. Thanks alot, good to know that this thing is junk! haha i do remember it being fairly decent in 2006/7ish! LOL


    LOL anything older than the massive performance increase on 8xxxgt series is now very useless. Even the older LEGENDARY 6600gt, which I also have in working order... LOL
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