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Dedicated physx card setup.

Hello, I will upgrade my rig with a new video card, an MSI GTX560 ti HAWK, I was thinking not to get rid of my old one and use it as a dedicated physx card so which settings do I need to make that happen?! and will it be a boost in performance?!!

Intel Core i3-3220 CPU 3.30GHz

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB WD10EZEX

ASUS P8B75-V Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB SC

Cougar Evolution - XFX ProSeries Core Edition 550W

Thank you.
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  1. just put both card on the system and select which gpu to be dedicated physx card from nvidia control panel though i believe your psu might not good enough for 560+450. on performance wise the dedicated physx will only help games with advance gpu accelerated stuff like the one implemented in borderlands 2 which is very rare right now. many games use physx but majority of them did not use advance gpu accelerated feature. so from another aspect using dedicated physx card might not worth it if you don't really play games with such feature. better option was opting for much stronger nvidia cards. that way you don't need to worry about not enough juice to run games with physx becasue cards like 670 should be able to handle game with gpu PhysX without much help from dedicated card
  2. easy go into nvidia control panel and then configure sli, surround, physx..select dedicate to physx and choose your gts450. done

    though your psu seems like it may not be strong enough.
  3. Not sure if it will boost performance but it probably will if 1 gpu is running physx and the other just graphics. The settings are in nvidia's PHYSX. And you just change it to the one that you want it on if thats what your looking for. I haven't used Nvidia Control Panel in awhile so i'm not too sure.

    Don't know if i have answered your question.
  4. dual core and your looking at gpu performance?

    ebay the i3 and gts450 and get a i5/i7, then look at GPU performance
  5. Best answer
    Janny1993UK said:
    Not sure if it will boost performance but it probably will if 1 gpu is running physx and the other just graphics. The settings are in nvidia's PHYSX. And you just change it to the one that you want it on if thats what your looking for. I haven't used Nvidia Control Panel in awhile so i'm not too sure.

    Here is a picture of where you change it to that. Don't know if i have answered your question.

    http://www.tweakguides.com/images/NVFORCE_6.jpg


    i run dedicated physx cards for a few generations now....they boost frame rates by about 15-20 depending on game since you graphics gpu is no longer dong the work. but the physx card must me good...450 with 560 will be fine and quite advantageous.
  6. atomicWAR said:
    easy go into nvidia control panel and then configure sli, surround, physx..select dedicate to physx and choose your gts450. done

    though your psu seems like it may not be strong enough.


    Well, I was wondering about the PCI-E settings, will it be any effect on performance.
  7. renz496 said:
    just put both card on the system and select which gpu to be dedicated physx card from nvidia control panel though i believe your psu might not good enough for 560+450. on performance wise the dedicated physx will only help games with advance gpu accelerated stuff like the one implemented in borderlands 2 which is very rare right now. many games use physx but majority of them did not use advance gpu accelerated feature. so from another aspect using dedicated physx card might not worth it if you don't really play games with such feature. better option was opting for much stronger nvidia cards. that way you don't need to worry about not enough juice to run games with physx becasue cards like 670 should be able to handle game with gpu PhysX without much help from dedicated card


    I wish I would go for a GTX670 but I am on a budget here.
  8. apache_lives said:
    dual core and your looking at gpu performance?

    ebay the i3 and gts450 and get a i5/i7, then look at GPU performance


    I am on a budget here, I just wanted to know if I can use my old GPU or put it to some use but it seems it will cost me to keep it so I guess I will ebay it anyway.
  9. atomicWAR said:
    Janny1993UK said:
    Not sure if it will boost performance but it probably will if 1 gpu is running physx and the other just graphics. The settings are in nvidia's PHYSX. And you just change it to the one that you want it on if thats what your looking for. I haven't used Nvidia Control Panel in awhile so i'm not too sure.

    Here is a picture of where you change it to that. Don't know if i have answered your question.

    http://www.tweakguides.com/images/NVFORCE_6.jpg


    i run dedicated physx cards for a few generations now....they boost frame rates by about 15-20 depending on game since you graphics gpu is no longer dong the work. but the physx card must me good...450 with 560 will be fine and quite advantageous.


    That's why I am thinking of keeping The GTS450 its a great card for physx.
  10. dfox79 said:
    renz496 said:
    just put both card on the system and select which gpu to be dedicated physx card from nvidia control panel though i believe your psu might not good enough for 560+450. on performance wise the dedicated physx will only help games with advance gpu accelerated stuff like the one implemented in borderlands 2 which is very rare right now. many games use physx but majority of them did not use advance gpu accelerated feature. so from another aspect using dedicated physx card might not worth it if you don't really play games with such feature. better option was opting for much stronger nvidia cards. that way you don't need to worry about not enough juice to run games with physx becasue cards like 670 should be able to handle game with gpu PhysX without much help from dedicated card


    I wish I would go for a GTX670 but I am on a budget here.


    you can't extend your budget into GTX660 range? or GTX650 Ti boost? just asking. it's up to you how you want to do it. but i don't think your psu can handle both 560Ti and 450 together. maybe it can but it might push the psu too hard
  11. renz496 said:
    dfox79 said:
    renz496 said:
    just put both card on the system and select which gpu to be dedicated physx card from nvidia control panel though i believe your psu might not good enough for 560+450. on performance wise the dedicated physx will only help games with advance gpu accelerated stuff like the one implemented in borderlands 2 which is very rare right now. many games use physx but majority of them did not use advance gpu accelerated feature. so from another aspect using dedicated physx card might not worth it if you don't really play games with such feature. better option was opting for much stronger nvidia cards. that way you don't need to worry about not enough juice to run games with physx becasue cards like 670 should be able to handle game with gpu PhysX without much help from dedicated card


    I wish I would go for a GTX670 but I am on a budget here.


    you can't extend your budget into GTX660 range? or GTX650 Ti boost? just asking. it's up to you how you want to do it. but i don't think your psu can handle both 560Ti and 450 together. maybe it can but it might push the psu too hard


    Well, as for the GTX 660 its more money than I can afford now but the GTX 650 is in my reach but I still think the GTX 560 ti HAWK can overcome the GTX 650 ti even the new one The Boost.
  12. i think GTX650 Ti is in the range of GTX560 non Ti. GTX650 Ti boost vs regular GTX560 Ti, the boost one will be faster. does the Hawk clock at 1Ghz? if it does maybe it can match GTX650 Ti boost.
  13. renz496 said:
    i think GTX650 Ti is in the range of GTX560 non Ti. GTX650 Ti boost vs regular GTX560 Ti, the boost one will be faster. does the Hawk clock at 1Ghz? if it does maybe it can match GTX650 Ti boost.


    Yes, the Hawk can be clocked to 1GHz and http://www.hwcompare.com/13819/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-650-ti-2gb/
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