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Would it be worth to get a PhysX card?

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May 4, 2009 3:12:42 PM

Hey everybody I've been wondering if it would be worth it to purchase a PhysX card. My current setup now is EVGA 9800GTX+ SLI, Intel Core 2 Quad, 8GB DDR2 memory, EVGA 780i FTW motherboard, 3 PCI-E 16x slots, Vista 64bit. There are more games coming out now that have the PhysX engine or whatever in it and I'm starting to not be able to run new games at max anymore sad to say. So will the PhysX card take off some of the load of my two cards in SLI to make my gaming experience better? Any help would be appreciated

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May 4, 2009 7:24:36 PM

If I rememebr right there was a performance hit with the Ageia cards, but I forgot if that was the PCI version or the PCie X1 version. They never really revealed what was in an Ageia PPU.
May 4, 2009 7:37:45 PM

Not worth it, when you have a 9800GTX+. Save up, then you can SLI 2x9800GTX+. Or even a 250 GTS would be good. Hope that helps.
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May 4, 2009 8:42:18 PM

yeah lol, same card right?

i dont think the PhysX engine is wide spread enough right now to be wide spread. Don't buy one
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2009 8:58:33 PM

PhysX is not wide spread enough to be wide spread???

Sorry, but that made me chuckle..
a b U Graphics card
May 4, 2009 9:38:04 PM

oh lol, typo. i meant its not used enough to be wide spread in consumer pc's. hehe thanks for pointing that one out
June 5, 2009 4:12:50 PM

Yeah, 250 GTS was a joke answer. If the OP has 2x9800GTX in SLI keep it. Physx card is crap.
June 5, 2009 4:14:39 PM

the 9800 can do physics anyway however it will slow it down a bit
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