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Combining GTX 460 and 9800 GT?

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September 30, 2010 8:03:29 PM

Is it possible to combine these 2 cards? Since I'm going to buy a GTX 460 and I don't really feel like selling a 9800 GT for 50$... will the 9800 help and is there a set of changes I need to make to have the GTX 460 work with a lower class card.... Kind of like a physics card?

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a c 130 U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 8:10:25 PM

You can use the 9800 for a dedicated PhysX card if you want to.

Mactronix :) 
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September 30, 2010 8:15:14 PM

mactronix said:
You can use the 9800 for a dedicated PhysX card if you want to.

Mactronix :) 

do I have to install more drivers, or just plug it in and i'm Cool!
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a c 130 U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 8:30:46 PM

As far as i know you dont need any extra drivers but i dont run Nvidia cards so im not 100% sure. Im fairly sure just not 100%

Someone will answer soon and clear it up 100% hopefully.

Mactronix :) 
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a c 644 U Graphics card
September 30, 2010 9:00:59 PM

Just plug it in and go (after you set the proper configuration in the Nvidia Control Panel under PhysX properties).
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October 1, 2010 2:02:07 AM

Ive considered doing this after reading about it briefly but I dont know what the benefits are. I just switched to a GTX 460 and I have my old 8800 GTS 512. Would it be beneficial to put the 8800 GTS back in as dedicated physics and if so how beneficial? I was going to sell it
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a c 644 U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 2:57:35 AM

On games that feature PhysX, you will see about a 25% increase in framerate with a second dedicated PhysX card.
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October 1, 2010 7:52:21 PM

17seconds said:
On games that feature PhysX, you will see about a 25% increase in framerate with a second dedicated PhysX card.

I'm really curious right now, you can do 2 way GTX 460'S, but not 3-4.... I hope there will be an update once ATI releases the 6000 series cards LOL,
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a c 644 U Graphics card
October 1, 2010 8:52:08 PM

halodude23 said:
I'm really curious right now, you can do 2 way GTX 460'S, but not 3-4.... I hope there will be an update once ATI releases the 6000 series cards LOL,

Guru3d.com has their "Rig of the Month", which has quad SLI GTX480's and a GTX240 for a PhysX card. That's 5 separate graphics cards!

I just read that the GTX460 768Mb's will be seeing a price drop when the new ATI cards are released in November. They're pretty cheap now, so I would expect somewhere around $150 each(?), hopefully less.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
October 2, 2010 6:59:38 AM

halodude23 said:
I'm really curious right now, you can do 2 way GTX 460'S, but not 3-4.... I hope there will be an update once ATI releases the 6000 series cards LOL,

The 460's are mid range cards and so will only ever be 2-way SLi, if you want to do 3 or 4-way SLi then you will have to step up to the 465, 470 or 480 cards.
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October 9, 2010 12:05:07 AM

Mousemonkey said:
The 460's are mid range cards and so will only ever be 2-way SLi, if you want to do 3 or 4-way SLi then you will have to step up to the 465, 470 or 480 cards.

Never buying from TigerDirect again, b.sed me 3 times, Ordered a few graphics cards, all canceled or something is wrong with my account, sad site. Newegg just makes my day......Never use tigerdirect if you don't like crappy service, that's just my opinion, about to get the 465 with the 60$ rebate o'well
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