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Is a phys-x card needed?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
April 12, 2011 1:31:22 PM

hi all,
i have a ati radeon 5850 toxic gfx card, is it needed for me to buy a pyhs-x card? and are they still available?

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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 1:34:31 PM

Any Nvidia card that is capable of Physx can be used as a Physx card, but ATI card can't use Physx without a Physx card, while Nvidia cards can, as Physx is a Nvidia technology.
April 12, 2011 1:36:58 PM

so i can buy a cheapo nvidia card just for physx?
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 1:38:46 PM

yes, but you won't be able to run it with official drivers
April 12, 2011 1:39:56 PM

ok sounds cool, but how does it work? how do i install in etc?
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 3:17:54 PM

I used to have a GTX 295 until it died. I then upgraded to an ATi 5970 and have never looked back. I honestly can't tell i'm not using an Nvida card. All my games such as Metro which used PhysX etc I can't tell a difference other than i'm getting better framerates. I'm not an expert in this field so would be interested to hear why people think a PhysX card is of use? I'm not saying it's not of use, but why people think it is? (Sorry I didn't answer your original question r3m_wolvy)
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 3:29:14 PM

For me personally, sometimes PhysX looks really nice, but sometimes it really kills the performance, and i really do not care about the sh*t coming out of the wall when i shoot at it, also i do not make any difference on Metro2033 when you shoot at ice...