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What card to use as a dedicated Physx card.

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September 17, 2010 4:50:05 AM

Hi, i would like to know if i can use a second graphic card to use as a dedicated PhysX card, i already have a single EVGA GTX 275 896 Mb, my rig is

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Hard Drive: 320 GB (Primary) + 1500 GB (Storage)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: EVGA X58 3-Way SLI Ready


if it is possible i would like you to tell me a list of the graphics card i can get for that porpuse. Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 5:33:11 AM

I recall seeing an article about this, but i can't remember where. It might have been here at Toms or maybe Anantech or X-bit. Their recommendation at the time was a GTS 250 as a dedicated physX card, the GTS 450 may be a better choice now. Sorry i can't be more help.
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September 17, 2010 6:13:32 AM

Hi what could happen if i dedicate mi cpu to PhisX in Nvidia Control Panel... is it going to improve PhysX in games? Is it recommended? Please reply.
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a b U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 6:19:12 AM

Yes, it will improve the PhysX effects in games that support it, but at the cost of performance.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 17, 2010 6:24:03 AM

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    September 17, 2010 7:06:27 AM

    Tamz_msc said:
    Here is the list:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_gpus.html


    I know those cards have PhisX capability what i wanted to know is wich one you recommend for me, i already have a gtx 275... i looking for a card of around 130 bucks 150 tops.
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    a b U Graphics card
    September 17, 2010 8:29:08 AM

    Do not spend more than 100$ on a PhysX GPU.For 100$ you can have the GTS 250, but even a 9800 GT will do.
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    September 17, 2010 2:37:26 PM

    Oh *** that really helps... it is good to know that using a card only for PhysX it is not necesary to be a expensive card. Thanks.

    Unfortunately i live in Ecuador and here everything is more expensive than in the USA or UK so a gts 250 instead of cost $100 like in USA, here it cost like $150.

    Yeah i know i shouldnt complain about that, but thats the way it is here.
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    a c 376 U Graphics card
    September 17, 2010 3:29:06 PM

    You need to keep in mind that your dedicated Physx card will only at all be useful in games that use GPU accelerated Physx. There are really only a handful of games where this is particularly important. Namely Mafia 2, Batman: AA, Metro 2033, Mirror's Edge and Sacred 2 are the only games where it really matters. Unless you plan on playing these particular games a lot your money would probably be better spent elsewhere. For example selling the GTX 275 and adding in the money you are about to spend on a Physx card can probably get you a GTX 470 or HD5850. That would help you in every game not just ones with GPU accelerated Physx.
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    September 17, 2010 3:45:15 PM

    Best answer selected by alffie.
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    September 17, 2010 3:46:24 PM

    jyjjy said:
    You need to keep in mind that your dedicated Physx card will only at all be useful in games that use GPU accelerated Physx. There are really only a handful of games where this is particularly important. Namely Mafia 2, Batman: AA, Metro 2033, Mirror's Edge and Sacred 2 are the only games where it really matters. Unless you plan on playing these particular games a lot your money would probably be better spent elsewhere. For example selling the GTX 275 and adding in the money you are about to spend on a Physx card can probably get you a GTX 470 or HD5850. That would help you in every game not just ones with GPU accelerated Physx.


    Mmmmm i see.... well i think about it. Thanks.
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    September 17, 2010 3:47:11 PM

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