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GTX 460 2GB as physx card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 20, 2012 4:17:23 PM

Just bought MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr and was curious if there is any benefit using my old GTX 460 2GB as a dedicated physx card...? Thoughts? Thanks.

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a b Î Nvidia
June 20, 2012 4:54:33 PM

well i am using a gtx 680 too and up to now i didn't saw any physx rendering problem, but normally adding another card for that helps.

if your psu can handle both video cards (680 + 460) togheter, try it, but i don't think there will be much performance difference, if can sell that 460, that is probably the way to go. but if you have a good PSU try it first maybe you can win some FPS in games like Batman.
June 20, 2012 5:06:12 PM

Don't waste the power. The 680 has enough compute power to not worry about something like that.
Sell the 460 2GB while you can it is still worth something
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June 20, 2012 5:17:17 PM

Thanks guys! Figured it would be futile but u never know till u ask... I have a silverstone strider gold 850 so I didn't think i should be too concerned about the PSU. Cooling might have become an issue with the 2 cards slammed together in there anyhow...?
June 20, 2012 5:20:59 PM

On a side note would it matter which 16x slot i used for each card? Top or bottom respectively.
June 20, 2012 5:33:52 PM

Sell your GTX 460 and upgrade the weak point of you pc.
eg. ram, mouse, keyboard, etc.

I7 2700k, 16gb ram, 120 gb ssd ... not much else i can think to upgrade to be honest. Won't see much gains with an ivy bridge...?
a b Î Nvidia
June 20, 2012 6:38:23 PM

I literally cant think of too many other games that use Physx other than Mafia II. Almost no games on the market today implement Physx, and I believe its becoming obsolete in a way.

Maybe sell the 460 and treat yourself, maybe get another hard drive.....some case lighting......some fun stuff. Or just put it in your bank account.

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a b Î Nvidia
June 20, 2012 6:51:09 PM

yes not much games implement it, here is a basic list.

i also think that it will not be necessary, but if you can't sell it, it is best to use it than just throw it away.
June 20, 2012 7:28:16 PM

Best answer selected by tenderfoot72.
June 20, 2012 7:28:50 PM

Thanks for the input everyone! :)