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GeForce GT 240 Superclocked 512MB For Physix

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January 15, 2011 9:07:08 PM

So i have a gtx 480. And i wanna get a EVGA 512-P3-1242-LR GeForce GT 240 Superclocked 512MB for dedicated physix. Question is, is the GT 240 a good enough card for this. I mean i dont require the best physix. But what I want is to give the gtx 480 more room for framerates. I figure and maybe i am wrong, that i should get much better FPS with a dedicated physix card. But is the GT 240 enough?
January 15, 2011 11:55:44 PM

Yes. Any 8000 series and up will provide PhysX(they say)so the GT240 will do the job.
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January 16, 2011 4:47:24 AM

yes, it will be good, although a single gtx480 is fine to run physx by itself. What are you playing that uses physx hardware accelleration that is not giving good framerates?
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January 16, 2011 5:26:18 AM

From what I've seen the GT240/9600Gt is the minimum card you'd want for a dedicated PhsyX card. Anything weaker then that won't be able to handle higher levels of PhysX, and anything over the GTS250/GTX260 won't provide anything better.

I agree with iam2. I'd only buy if you are having issues with the GTX480 not being able to provide playable frame rates.
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January 16, 2011 12:52:45 PM

OK for some of you guys and gals I will put it this way. Running physx on the main card is like taking away 32-64 shaders when it can make a difference in some modern physx games. The min fps can have a nice improvement is the system i/o is good enough. Avg fps is what people want not peak fps. I have done this before my self twice and found that it can pan out nicely but the system must be able to handle both cards.
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January 16, 2011 8:57:12 PM

So my GTX 480 does a bang up job on everything. But games like metro and crysis do give it some pause. I figured i can free up the GTX 480 if i get a dedicated physics card. There's not much in the way of benchmarks for physics. Sure you can find a few. But none with cards you might have. I guess possible mix and match makes it hard. My system can handle triple SLI, so no system worries. Just currious if it's a good card to get. Not sure i wanna spend more then 100 bucks either. Otherwise i might just go all out and get another 480 and go crazy. But i dont have that kind of money.
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January 17, 2011 3:18:02 AM

Metro it will help, Crysis doesn't use PhysX. Won't make a difference.

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