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Physx with Ati Card

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  • Windows Vista
  • Physx
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Last response: in Graphics Cards
May 17, 2010 10:29:13 PM


I'm sure that there has been a fair bit of discussion about this already but I'm looking for any new updates or experiences with this.

Here's my situation. I have a Radeon 5850 as my main video card now but I also have a Geforce 9800 GTX sitting in another machine that isn't being used. I'm wondering about using the Geforce for Physx (with the very limited number of games that support it). I know about the patch that will make the new drivers work with ati/nvidia setup however, my understanding is that this does not work with Vista. I'm running Vista 64-bit Ultimate.

Again my understanding is that Vista does not support two display cards at the same time and that is the reason this doesn't work, only with XP and Win 7. But since the Geforce is going to be used solely for physx, does any know if this will work for Vista?

All my google searches show info from september of last year up january and I would like to know if there is any newer info on this?

Thanks for any feedback.

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a c 130 U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 10:55:37 PM

No, I'm sorry. AFAIK this will only work with XP and Win7.

If you want, you might be able to some Windows 7.

Not that Jack Sparrow would ever support that, of course.
a b U Graphics card
May 17, 2010 11:57:47 PM

You still need the Graphics drivers for the Geforce card to do PhysX calculations, so it's still a 'no' for Vista and that likely will never change.
May 18, 2010 4:29:16 PM

Ok, good to know. Thanks for the input. Might have to upgrade(purchase legally of course) to windows 7 in the near future. Just don't feel the need as there is nothing wrong with my install of Vista. It's working just fine except for this one issue.