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Is 8600 gt 512 ddr2 good for physx?

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August 7, 2010 6:51:59 PM

guys as you see im going to get 8600 GT 512 GDDR2 used for 20 kd wich its 60 $ maybe and combine it with my hd 5870 for physx i know that the 256 ddr3 version is better but i couldnt find it so could it be good for physx
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 5:43:19 AM

All i can say is this that you can use 8600gt for physx all you have to do is to get latest drivers that supports your 8600gt and also should have physx support...then through nvidia control panel you can set the physx with 8600gt
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 6:09:54 AM

You can use it but for a balanced performance with your 5870 and the requirments of the latest games like Mafia II it is recommended to get better card (at least GTX260).
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 11:58:33 AM

You cannot do PhysX on a Nvidia card when you have an ATi card as your primary card.
August 8, 2010 12:08:27 PM


^ +1
Moroever ,for using Physx you need two Nvidia GPUs both of which must be better than an Nvidia 8800GTS 320 MB .
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2010 6:10:03 AM

there used to be a time when physX-gpus-addin were reasonable, the 8600gt/9500gt days.

suggesting a 260-216 solely for physx dont make sense.

its not like the physx effects did exponentially became complicated after 2 years.


a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2010 6:55:45 AM

wh3resmycar said:
there used to be a time when physX-gpus-addin were reasonable, the 8600gt/9500gt days.

suggesting a 260-216 solely for physx dont make sense.

its not like the physx effects did exponentially became complicated after 2 years.


The recommended PhysX GPU for Mafia II is the GTX285... Go figure...
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 9, 2010 10:38:49 AM

Tamz_msc said:
Those are with older drivers.Nvidia disabled it with the newer drivers(from Forceware 256, I think)

It was from the 186.xx onwards.
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2010 10:40:30 AM

Mousemonkey said:
It was from the 186.xx onwards.

Yes, I thank you for correcting me mousemonkey.
August 9, 2010 10:52:11 AM

guys it can be done believe me i asked question can 8600 gt 512 ddr2 run physx of batman arkham asylum and dont worry i have nvidia old drivers from years
a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2010 10:53:31 AM

Why do you keep drivers that are years old? :heink: 
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 12:24:16 PM

There are very few games that support PhysX and the OP should sell the 8600GT for 20 bucks IMO.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2010 12:30:07 PM

Seriously, its barely worth investing in a dedicated physx card, unless the card in question is old and will be thrown out/sold on for next to nothing otherwise.
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