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8800GT as PhyX with GTX580 as main

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November 29, 2010 3:15:37 AM

Hey,

I ordered a new PC which is gonna have a GTX580 once everything arrives. My current PC has a 8800GT. Should I use the 8800GT as a dedicated PhysX card? Or will that somehow deliver lower FPS's (I read somewhere that if you do that with a low-end card that it will have trouble because the 8800GT can only work so fast, causing the higher-end card to slow down to allow the 8800GT to keepup)

Is this true? If not, should I add the 8800GT to the PC?

I don't think It'll be in "SLI" just as a dedicated card under the PhysX Menu of the NCP

Thanks.
a c 189 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 3:33:17 AM

Well, you can try that later when your PC arrives. :) 
Seriously, a single GTX580 is more than enough to maxed out almost anything even without PhysX card. Try that and see it for yourself whether your fps is increase or decrease...
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November 29, 2010 4:08:48 AM

The 8800gt should be a good PhysX card, that GTX580 should be really fast even without the dedicated PhysX.
It won't slow it down.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 5:24:14 AM

8800GT is power enough for a PhysX card(Even many people still use it as their primary gaming card :)  ),and will help in the few games that benefit from PhysX.
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November 29, 2010 10:16:49 AM

Maziar said:
8800GT is power enough for a PhysX card(Even many people still use it as their primary gaming card :)  ),and will help in the few games that benefit from PhysX.



Yeah, that's my primary card right now lol. I love this thing.. It's just that my entire PC is getting old, not just my GPU. =(

Alright guys, thanks. I'll see how it preforms with and without it.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 12:58:17 PM

Yep,that's the best choice.Get a new card and keep the 8800GT as a PhysX card, if you didn't like it,you can sell it then :) 
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November 29, 2010 4:09:24 PM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 6:29:46 PM

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