I want to know that whether i can use the dedicated physx card for another monitor???
and please also give me your opinions regarding best Dedicated physx card among 9600gt, 9800gt or gts 250????
Having two cards in your computer will allow you to have up to 5 monitors, in your case (3 for 5870 and 2 from other nvidia card). What I dont know is if you will be able to use those 2 monitors connected to the nvidia card while its being used as PhysX. (you might have to disable the 2 monitors before you are able to enable PhysX)
thanx 4 reply................what about 9800gt as physx because it is single slot video card thats why i m prefering it otherwise gts 250 is already in my option.
is there any card whose performance lie between 9800gt and gts 250???
perhaps you should have read a little of the later posts in that 111 page thread started in July 2009...
"Interesting, prior to installing the gt220 and enabling physx on it with this mod I could only play it with the physics and post processing set to low and medium otherwise my fps dipped to unplayable levels." ...on a guys system whose main card is a 5870
I personaly am doing this. It works. You can setup a monitor on your dedicated physX card.
The down side is a small performance hit on fps. It seems to be about 0-2% at most in the games I saw benchmarks, so it's rather small. When physX is needed, it performs quite well. I also have a 9800gt, the downside is that card runs rather hot.
Here are a couple benchmarks to show the difference in 3dmark Vantage score.
Ah so a hacked driver has been released that does work. I don't believe alot of what is said on forums about hacked drivers. To much junk on the web about that kind of thing.
Using the older drivers isn't really an option since games force you to install the newer PhysX drivers which in turn want the newer graphics drivers.
It's not the physX driver that disables physX when an ATi card is present. It's the video card driver that prevents you from enabling GPU accelerated physX within the Nvidia control panel when an ATi card is present.