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9400gt or intel hd 3000 for physx

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December 12, 2011 11:10:43 AM

guys im getting a i5 2500k and a gtx 560 ti
i have a 9400gt atm so i wanted to know, is there any use of this old gfx card like for dedication to PhysX?
and which would be better for that the IGP Intel hd 3000 or 9400gt?
is a motherboard that is IGP compatible even required?

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December 12, 2011 11:30:48 AM

if you're going to use the i5 2500k with the gtx 560 ti, the igp will not be needed unless you want to use intel's quick sync. according to this page, hd 3000 and the 9400gt are about equal. hd3000 doesn't support nvidia's physx.
for physx the 560 ti alone should be enough. you could use the 9400gt for physx. you'll need to enable it as a physx card while you use the 560 ti as the main gfx card.
you should get a z68 motherboard for the 2500k, it's more feature-complete than h67 or p67. z68 lets you use the igp, but it's not necessary if you use a discreet gfx card.
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December 12, 2011 11:51:49 AM

de5_Roy said:
if you're going to use the i5 2500k with the gtx 560 ti, the igp will not be needed unless you want to use intel's quick sync. according to this page, hd 3000 and the 9400gt are about equal. hd3000 doesn't support nvidia's physx.
for physx the 560 ti alone should be enough. you could use the 9400gt for physx. you'll need to enable it as a physx card while you use the 560 ti as the main gfx card.
you should get a z68 motherboard for the 2500k, it's more feature-complete than h67 or p67. z68 lets you use the igp, but it's not necessary if you use a discreet gfx card.

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December 12, 2011 12:06:52 PM

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December 12, 2011 12:07:16 PM

thanks alot ... i get it now xD
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December 12, 2011 12:08:35 PM

By the way do i need a SLI compatible motherboard for doing this Physx Dedication?
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December 12, 2011 12:15:28 PM

No the mobo does not need to support SLI to use another nvidia card for physx. I read a review on this a few months back I think it was toms, and they found any gpu slower than a 8800-9800gt for physx actually hurt performance.

You have a very powerfull GPU and CPU, I think your best off just leaving it on auto in the nvidia driver.
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December 12, 2011 12:16:28 PM

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