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Physx 550TI with main EVGA 670

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May 12, 2012 11:07:14 AM

I was wondering if I could use my extra EVGA 550ti Fermi 2GB card as a dedicated Physx card? I ordered the EVGA GTX 670 on Newegg and waiting for the arrival and was wondering if it's better to keep physx to the 550ti or just leave everything for the 670 to do the job.

And if it's better to use the 550ti, sli bridge is not needed right?

Specs Currently:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090t 3.8GHz OCed
EVGA 550ti SLI (Replacing soon when 670 arrives)
16GB Ripjaw G.Skill RAM
1.5TB WD HDD
ASUS Crosshair V mobo
Corsair 850W Gold Plus PSU
May 12, 2012 11:16:49 AM

I don't think it's possible. I'm quite sure you need to have 2 of the same GPUs. I may be wrong.

The 670 should do the job just fine by itself.

And I think an SLI bridge would be needed as long as you have multiple GPUs.
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a b U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 11:19:57 AM

If it were me, I'd sell those, the CPU + mobo and put that ~$450 into a 3570k + Z77 setup.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 11:27:55 AM

in my opinion you should sell those gtx 550ti sli and just leave evrything on gtx 670 it can handle it.:) 

no need to upgrade your cpu and mobo now because your cpu is well known cpu and its already overclocked so there will be no way to bottleneck also so you should be fine and that cpu+mobo will last for 2 or more years.:) 

upgrade your cpu and mobo after some years when intel and amd will release there newer chips.:) 

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May 12, 2012 11:31:53 AM

laosduude said:
I was wondering if I could use my extra EVGA 550ti Fermi 2GB card as a dedicated Physx card? I ordered the EVGA GTX 670 on Newegg and waiting for the arrival and was wondering if it's better to keep physx to the 550ti or just leave everything for the 670 to do the job.

And if it's better to use the 550ti, sli bridge is not needed right?

Specs Currently:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090t 3.8GHz OCed
EVGA 550ti SLI (Replacing soon when 670 arrives)
16GB Ripjaw G.Skill RAM
1.5TB WD HDD
ASUS Crosshair V mobo
Corsair 850W Gold Plus PSU



if you are to do physx on the 550ti, you do not need to use the SLI bridge. rather it is almost a stand alone card. to make the 550ti your physx card, you must manually force it to do that on the control panel. also i recommend a biuld upgrade if you are going to do this as there might be a bottleneck with all this gpu power
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 11:34:06 AM

There isn't much need to use GTX 550 Ti for PhysX - GTX 670 will handle it easily. You'd be just wasting your power bill.
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May 12, 2012 12:14:21 PM

Alright thanks guys and yes I would rather get an Intel + Mobo setup, but pretty much low on cash now, gonna need the extra cash for food and bills! and I had the hexacore on the day it was released xD
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May 12, 2012 12:14:52 PM

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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 12:22:12 PM

ok goodluck thanks for ba.:) 

sell those gtx 550ti and let single gtx 670 do all that things physics and all that stuff.:) 

gtx 50ti will bottleneck the gtx 670 as said above so leave every thing on single gtx 670 and be happy with your upgrade have a nice day.:) 
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a c 271 U Graphics card
May 12, 2012 5:28:06 PM

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