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GTX 770 4GB as main card....Should I use my old GTX 550 Ti as a PhysX card or sell it?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 25, 2014 4:53:00 PM

Built my first DIY system, so here are my specs first off:
Z97-A Mother
I7 4790K
EVGA GTX 770 4GB Classified
2x8GB Kingston HyperX Beast (1600mhz)

The only part of my old rig that i'm considering to throw in to my new system is my PNY XLR8 GTX 550 Ti. It was a pretty faithful GPU to me for 2 years and was still running recent games at med setting in an old Phenom X4 810 pre-built PC...Would it make for a good dedicated PhysX card in pairing with my 770? Or am I better off selling it for $60-75 (need to get a monitor upgrade now)?

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July 25, 2014 5:07:09 PM

For games, it's not worth it IMO because not many games use it. And it'll waste more power and emit more heat.

You can do it, but it's not worth it. The GTX 770 alone will be sufficient on its own. The GTX 550 Ti may create some bottlenecks.