Hello. I currently have the GTX 470 and I see that when I enable the Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere CS5, it uses around 10%-%20% of the GPU.
So I thought a card with 96-128 cores should work great.
the GTS 250 seems like a good card with DX10 support, 128 cores, and I can buy it for less than $100.
Now, I have one question, has anybody tried that card for PhysX and CUDA?
What about games like Batman Arkham Asylum and Mafia?
Will the 128 cores from the GTS be enough?
Another idea will be to buy a ATI Radeon 5850 and use it with 3 monitors, and play with Eyefinity
and I could always use the GTS 250 for PhysX and CUDA.
I know the 257.15_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_beta.exe driver has PhysX UNBLOCKED so that was a 'mistake' by Nvidia (or maybe they do want to unblock that in the future, and they were testing it)
I know that graphic cards change a lot, so I could use my GTS 250 whenever I need to sell my graphic card (maybe I need some cash), or when I want to sell my graphic card, and wait 1-2 months until the new generation of graphic cards arrive
Anyway, it's a great idea to have a spare graphic card
I also wanted to know if games like Napoleon Total War, Empire Total War, Medieval Total War II work with Eyefinity and 3 monitors.
The main reason I use my computer is Adobe Premiere CS5, so the MAIN thing I want is performance when using Adobe Premiere CS5
Well,since you already have a GTX 470,then i wouldn't recommend downgrading to a 5850.
As for GTS 250,well PhysX makes a difference in some titles(which aren't a lot), but it lowers the FPS noticeably(compared to when PhysX isn't used).
So IMO keep your current GTX 470,if you sell it and get a GTS 250,you'll get a huge performance drop and there won't be any significant changes in graphic card's line up in 1-2 months,also if you want to wait for something new you can't ever buy anything because there are always new stuff around the corner.
GTX 470 is a great gaming card and can handle all of those game fine, its also quite good for CS5,so keep it.
Well I could buy the 5870 Radeon, and have the GTS 250 for CUDA in Adobe Premiere CS5
I could also use it for PhysX with the unlocked driver from Nvidia
Would u think that would be a better option?
I currently have 2 32 inch monitors on my PC, and I might buy another one.
I like the idea of Eyefinity, and since I already have 2 monitors side by side (I use it for Adobe Premiere CS5), I might as well try that technology
To be honest with you I like the GTX 470, but at $350 I think it's a bit expensive, so I can still refund it.
I know the new GTX 460 is only 200 and if you overclock it right maybe it's 90% the power of a GTX 470, and I save $150, so in terms of 'bang for the buck' it doesn't makes sense to keep it, especially since I can still return it
I have 2 32-inch monitors on my desktop now, so I can buy another one and give Eyefinity a try.
I really like having 2 monitors, I am not 100% sure if it even makes sense to have 3 32-inch monitors on my room, but hey, I might give it a try
The other idea would be to have just 2 monitors since I don't have enough space to put 3 monitors aligned close to the wall
My room will look like a 'forte', or like an airplane cabin with side windows.
Right now I have one monitor close to the wall, and the other one is at 45 angle
I think it makes more sense just to have 2 monitors aligned, close to the wall, that would be great for every day tasks such as browsing the web.
I could even play a video game, and on the left, keep an eye on my email.
Anyway, I think I'm going to buy a 32 inch monitor next week (maybe this week), and ATI Radeon 5870 this week to, I can't say anything until give it a try
I can tell you that, in regards solely to a dedicated PhysX gpu, you only need a GT 240. Even that is a little overkill, Batman AA is easily the most demanding game for PhysX I've played yet and my GT 240 usage topped out at around 50% I think. Maybe hit 70% or something at one time. It's almost never above 15% tho for every other PhysX game I've tried (Dark Void, Mirror's Edge, Metro 2033, Cryostasis...)
Those beta drivers never worked for me either. Just download their latest official drivers (259.97??) along with GenL V1.04ff and the latest PhysX, then install the drivers, install PhysX, patch with the GenL patch and reboot. Should work. http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-m...