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Can i run a GTX260 and a GTX580 at the same time?

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January 13, 2012 3:36:20 AM

My botherboard does support 2 cards and i have a GTX260 that im not using. so i was thinking can i use it with the GTX580?

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January 13, 2012 3:41:06 AM

As a PhysX card, yes, possibly for F@H. That's about it.
January 13, 2012 3:58:10 AM

amdfangirl said:
As a PhysX card, yes, possibly for F@H. That's about it.

should i use it?
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January 13, 2012 4:18:58 AM

That's up to you. Since you already have a GTX 580 I doubt the 260 would provide much improvement in physX games over just using the 580 for graphics and physX. Not only that, but there are very few games that take advantage of GPU accelerated phyX while the 260 generates a considerable amount of heat and will use a considerable amount of power. I probably wouldn't if I had a 580, but it's up to you.
January 13, 2012 4:26:34 AM

There was a test done that if you have a weaker card as a PhysX card it could hurt the performance (Test done on a GTX 580). Usually a good PhysX card would be the same generation or just a previous generation. And this boost would only be about 10FPS or so in games that use PhysX. Most games dont utilize PhysX.