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Should I upgrade my current dx10 videocard for directx 10 physx?

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November 16, 2011 11:43:24 PM

Hello,

I am currently interested in upgrading my video card (Dx10) to a Dx11 card and was wondering if it would be worth it. My system specs are a M2A-VM mobo, 3Gb of DDR PC2-6400, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.0Ghz, EVGA 8800GT superclocked (I have done no overclocking though) video card, Rosewill 550w (part number RP550-2) power supply, Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320Gb hard drive with Windows 7 32 bit OS. Would upgrading to a PCI-2.0 video card with directx 11 be worth my money. I have read that it should be downward compatible, however will it be able to render physx with my current setup. Also, I am planning on upgrading my memory, any thoughts on what speed, type?

Thank you in advance for your help.
November 17, 2011 8:24:21 AM

tccarter01 said:
Hello,

I am currently interested in upgrading my video card (Dx10) to a Dx11 card and was wondering if it would be worth it. My system specs are a M2A-VM mobo, 3Gb of DDR PC2-6400, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.0Ghz, EVGA 8800GT superclocked (I have done no overclocking though) video card, Rosewill 550w (part number RP550-2) power supply, Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320Gb hard drive with Windows 7 32 bit OS. Would upgrading to a PCI-2.0 video card with directx 11 be worth my money. I have read that it should be downward compatible, however will it be able to render physx with my current setup. Also, I am planning on upgrading my memory, any thoughts on what speed, type?

Thank you in advance for your help.


In a word NO,,If on the other hand you had kept updating your mobo to an AMD 2+ or an AMD 3, then you would be in a better position to do what you want to do,BTW ,,ALL Nvidia cards do physics including your 8800gt...:) 
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2011 10:29:33 AM

Usually you need a second card to run PhysicsX properly. If you get another 8800, then you might get the same performance to a HD 5870 (without the DX11 features of course).
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November 17, 2011 12:20:21 PM

Wow, did we go back in time to 2007? You're better off upgrading your card to something equivalent to a GTX 560 ti or similar to get better performance in DX11 (otherwise there's no point buying a DX11 compatible card because it won't be able to run any tessalation properly). As for PhysX, the GTX 560 ti has enough cores to handle pretty much any physics in any game.

But, the rest of your system is a little low for recent games. It's like putting a turbo charged engine in an old beetle...you might wanna change the entire car at this point.
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2011 12:27:54 PM

8000 series or later GPU required for Physx.

No insult intened, but your rig is show its age and not worth spending £££.

Build a new rig, flog all the other bits and keep the 8800 for use as a dedicated physx card.
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