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Dedicated PhysX With Radeon HD 6950 2GB Graphics Card

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March 19, 2011 3:40:08 AM's been a long time....i am back again with some question....:D 

Ok....i am gonna purchase a new graphics card......the AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB one........but as we all know it contains excellent potential as a graphics card but it has no PhysX support. Well some may think (including me sometimes...:p ) that physx is simply an eye candy........but i am getting kinda fond of it......:D  and i wanna use a dedicated physx card (like GTS 250) alongside the Radeon card as primery display card.......:) 

Now i've found many guides about dedicated nvidia gfx cards using alongside a radeon card but i have one simple question.......what will be the outcome?......will all games that support PhysX will run under this modded configuration? Like Batman Arkham Asylum or Mafia 2 etc? I want all games to run smoothly and with physx will the hybrid configuration suffice?

i have another choice in hand - the GTX 570 one.......but many of my buddies are suggesting me to purchase a Radeon HD 6970 instead of GTX 570......but i am kinda confused.....cause even after 6970HD card is an awesome card it is missing physx support....... :??: 

another important thing - these 3 cards are the only options i have - i have no other GTX 560Ti or GTX 580 or Radeon 6990 (:p )......:D tell me friends........what should i do?

a c 172 U Graphics card
March 19, 2011 4:10:21 AM

if you want physx, you should probably go with the 570, much simpler than running 2 cards and different drivers etc, too much hassle. But remember, you can still run physx on the CPU, just not with as much detail or it will run slow. Tell us please, what games that use hardware accellerated physx do you want to play?
March 19, 2011 5:20:57 AM

"too much hassle" - exactly - i better get the GTX 570 card....oh my configuration is this :

Processor : Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz Overclocked to 4.00GHz
Motherboard : Asus Sabertooth x58
RAM : 12GB DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics Card : MSI GeForce GTX 570 (i am gonna purchase this one)
HDD : 320GB + 1TB Samsung SATA2
Processor Cooler : TT Frio
Casing : Thermaltake V6 BlacX
Monitor : Asus MS228H 21.5inch LED HD
PSU : Thermaltake Toughpower 650W

Do ya think this config will bottleneck by any chance?........:-?
a c 172 U Graphics card
March 19, 2011 9:31:10 AM

hell no. you could run dual gtx570's and not be bottlenecked although the psu may not handle 2 of them.
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