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GT220 or 9600 Smart TC for Physx,Cuda?

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June 17, 2010 6:45:32 AM

Hi, I have GTX260 c216 OC and FSP Bluestorm II 500watt psu, I wanna buy an additional card for computing PhysX and CUDA.
Which card best choose for me, GT220 DDR3 128Bit or Palit 9600 Smart TC DDR3 128Bit ? These cards are same price.
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June 17, 2010 7:03:56 AM

I would say you are pushing it just running a GTX260 on that junk power supply. No way I would try to add another card.
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June 17, 2010 7:31:01 AM

My System: Q9300@3,6ghz / 4GB 960mhz DDRII / 150GB 10000rpm SATAI / 320GB 7200 rpm SATAII/ DVD-RW SATAII / MSI GTX260 Twinfrozr OC @ 740-1480-1270 / 500watt PSU.

I think GT220 has got 59watt tdp so maybe there are not any problem because I tried 9600GT OC 256bit ddr3 for PhysX on this system, there was about %50 performance increase on PhysX games and there are not any problem.
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June 17, 2010 2:06:49 PM

9600gt is better, gt220 is just a rebrand of i think a 9500gt, just another way for nvidia to make more money from unsuspecting consumers :@
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June 17, 2010 2:10:12 PM

mooman said:
9600gt is better, gt220 is just a rebrand of i think a 9500gt, just another way for nvidia to make more money from unsuspecting consumers :@

It's a re brand in that it has a different GPU and more SP's, a 40nm one compared to the 9600's 65nm GPU and 48 SP's as opposed to the 9500's 32. So how is that a re brand? The performance may well be similar to the 9500GT (it's actually a little better) but they are not the same card with different stickers on.
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June 17, 2010 2:18:58 PM

the power savings at that performance is almost nothing, and it is a rebrand in that sense, since it offers barely any more performance in retrospect whilst costing a lot more. alternatively, 8600gts cost much less, and would perform adequately, in my opinion, a much better alternative, which is why im getting one for physx gaming
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June 17, 2010 2:35:23 PM

mooman said:
and it is a rebrand in that sense

How is it a re brand in any sense? A term that is also incorrect by the way as they are still branded as Nvidia GPU's so the brand has not been changed at all. They are different cards in the same performance bracket and are replacements not re badged, the 9800GTX+ being changed to the GTS250 was a re badge as they are the same card with the same specs and performance but the GT220 and 9500GT are not the same and one is not a re badge of the other.
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