Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Physics card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 31, 2010 9:09:49 AM

Hey guys i have a GTX260oc in my PCI-E 16 slot and i was wondering if it will increase my graphics by puting a GTS250 in my PCI-E 4 slot as a physics card? and by how much

More about : physics card

August 31, 2010 9:32:16 AM

You won't get any better FPS, but in the games that support PhysX, you'll have better effects.

Also, you might want to look into the PCI-E 4 slot thing. I don't know about a GTS250 working in there.


I wouldn't recommend spending $120 on a card just for PhysX, either.
August 31, 2010 9:35:41 AM

Oh oky thanx... and is it posible to run sli with 2 gtx 260's on my board if it only says that it is crosfire compatible? the boars is a Gigabyte H55M-USB3
Related resources
August 31, 2010 9:47:17 AM

Well your motherboard only has 1 PCI-E x16 slot.

I can't tell if the other card would run at x4 or at x1.

Either way isn't good.


You would be much better off getting a GTX 460 or higher or an HD 5850 or higher.


From what I can tell the motherboard doesn't support CF or SLI.
August 31, 2010 9:48:57 AM

The GTS250 would work in the PCI-E x4 slot, but not at advertised speeds.

With that board you'll want to stick to 1 High end card.
August 31, 2010 9:52:59 AM

Ok thanx man... but what do i use my PCI-E 4 slot for then?
August 31, 2010 4:04:38 PM

evan_93 said:
Ok thanx man... but what do i use my PCI-E 4 slot for then?


nothing.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
August 31, 2010 4:09:52 PM

Snipergod87 said:
nothing.

On the contrary, it could be used for a TV card or a sound card.
August 31, 2010 4:44:44 PM

Mousemonkey said:
On the contrary, it could be used for a TV card or a sound card.



I second this
September 2, 2010 12:44:06 AM

First you should make sure your pci slots are working at least on 8X with dual cards .
Seconed , add more money and get another gtx 260 , make sli and enjoy the performance with physix or not .
I would recommend 250 gts if you have at least 285 GTX .
Another option is to sell you GTX 260 , use the money you got from selling it , add them on the money you saved for 250gts , get a brand new pretty beautiful GTX 460 :)  , Oh , I forgot to say hot ..LOOL
September 2, 2010 1:20:32 AM

Mousemonkey said:
On the contrary, it could be used for a TV card or a sound card.


or grab some HDD's and use it for a RAID card
a c 171 Î Nvidia
September 2, 2010 1:25:52 AM

mindless728 said:
or grab some HDD's and use it for a RAID card

True, you could do that as well.
!