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I7 processor for physx ?

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October 29, 2010 2:33:47 AM

Hi
I saw an option in the nVidia control panel about choosing card or cpu of physx , is it really good to use my i7 860 processor for that or better to get gts 250 for physx only ?

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a c 172 Î Nvidia
October 29, 2010 2:58:28 AM

If you want PhysX that badly then get a GT240 or higher, the CPU will get so bogged down it just isn't funny and it's not because the CPU can't handle the workload but more to the fact of the way PhysX has been coded.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 29, 2010 3:35:28 AM

^+1

If you have an nVidia card it will slow down if you ask it to render physX and graphics. The Fermi cards handle the switch between the workloads better, but unless you have something slower than a 9800GT it is better to have PhysX run on the GPU than on your CPU even if that CPU is an i7. It's just the way nVidia crippled physX on the CPU to get you to buy more of their video cards :D .

Anyway, if you just really really really want a boost in the few games that use physX then get a 9800GT (or if you want a faster GTS 250), to use for physX.
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October 29, 2010 4:02:48 AM

yes , one could use that expensive CPU for something good, however I have MSI 460 GTX , GT240 is the minimum ?
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October 29, 2010 8:42:46 AM

Better yet, disable physx thus giving you the full performance of your hardware while not at all losing out on anything at all.
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October 29, 2010 12:07:54 PM

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October 29, 2010 2:39:51 PM

Best answer selected by mdk4ever.
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a c 172 Î Nvidia
October 29, 2010 5:57:36 PM

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