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July 6, 2010 4:24:19 PM

Wasn't sure exactly what to title this, but I have just ordered a 5850 ATi card and was wondering if I am able to throw a let's just say a GTS250 in one of my other PCI-E slots and be able to set it so that it will use it for all the Physx needs, such as if I wanted to play Arkham Asylum with Physx enabled.

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July 6, 2010 4:32:15 PM

It will work but you'll need to apply a patch to the Nvidia drivers as PhysX functionality has been blocked if an ATI card is present in recent driers. Search the web for GENL PHYSX and you should find the patch you'll need. I have it running at home with a 5870/GT220 and it works rather well.
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July 6, 2010 5:10:46 PM

before you throw in any card for PhysX, make sure at least 1 of your games is on the list for GPU accelerated games

GPU PhysX games
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July 6, 2010 6:32:53 PM

ATI PhysX, even witha NVIDIA card, is not officially supported, but NVIDIA accidentally released a driver version without the block on ATI cards that should be easy enough to find...
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July 6, 2010 7:00:33 PM

What they all said ^

But fyi a GTS250 would be overkill. If you plan to buy a dedicated PhysX card you won't need more than a GT240. Even a GT220 could get away with it I think.

Highest usage I've seen on my GT 240 PhysX card is about 75% maybe 80% playing Batman AA, no other PhysX game stresses it that much. Which is good since I can't get over 83% usage on the 4x PCIe lane I'm using.
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July 6, 2010 8:43:23 PM

silvernova0 said:
Wasn't sure exactly what to title this, but I have just ordered a 5850 ATi card and was wondering if I am able to throw a let's just say a GTS250 in one of my other PCI-E slots and be able to set it so that it will use it for all the Physx needs, such as if I wanted to play Arkham Asylum with Physx enabled.


mindless728 said:
before you throw in any card for PhysX, make sure at least 1 of your games is on the list for GPU accelerated games

GPU PhysX games


That was kind of covered in the OP.
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July 7, 2010 5:59:30 PM

One last question about it, should I just find the cheapest possible physx enabled nvida card or actually find a decent one?
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July 7, 2010 6:01:19 PM

Nevermind to my last post, just noticed someone pretty much already answered it
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July 7, 2010 6:06:39 PM

Best answer selected by silvernova0.
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July 7, 2010 6:10:11 PM

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