Have a AMD 6850. Worth it to sell for borderlands 2 Physx?

So after seeing this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo_zDkvazKI&noredirect=1

I am pissed that my current card although ranked #2 in terms of performance to price will not be able to use physx...

I have a modern quad core, 8gb ram, ssd, and the 6850.

I understood before that it wasnt really used and a giant gimmick but that video makes me wnat to change my mind.

So any suggestions?
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  1. You could always get a dedicated Physx card and use the hacked Physx driver to run it. I've got a flashed HD6950 and I am running a GTS250 to run my Physx and it works great. I haven't bought BL2 yet to try it, but all of the other games that I have tried with Physx seem to run great.

    I'll have to look around for the guide that I used, but I can tell you how it works if you really want it.

    Now the question regarding selling your card being worth it, that's your call. If you have the cash then I guess. personally, I like my 6950, which is why I set up a dedicated Physx card.
  2. you need an Nvidia card for physics
    u might get $75 on the evil bay for your 6850
    assuming you have no more than $200 to spend, try getting a GTX 570 or 560Ti
  3. Whats the cheapest card I coudl get that would add Physx? Im not looking to spend $150 simply for that I could just sell mine on ebay and get an amazing nvidia with that + the 150
  4. whatismyproblem said:
    you need an Nvidia card for physics
    u might get $75 on the evil bay for your 6850
    assuming you have no more than $200 to spend, try getting a GTX 570 or 560Ti



    No I checked ill get around $120

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=radeon+6850&_sacat=0&_odkw=HD6950&_sadis=200&_ipg=50&_adv=1&_sop=12&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_osacat=0&_dmd=1&LH_Complete=1


    Still is there ANY hacks for the AMD version?
  5. hreyhrey said:
    Whats the cheapest card I coudl get that would add Physx? Im not looking to spend $150 simply for that I could just sell mine on ebay and get an amazing nvidia with that + the 150


    what resolution do you run at?
  6. Well, the lowest card I would run for Physx is the 9800GT, but I would recommend a GTS250. The GTS450 would also work as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127605

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130534

    Now you can't hack Physx ONTO the ATI card, since the card just does not have the hardware for Physx, but you can add the Nvidia card in there and run Physx on that. There are hacked Nvidia Physx drivers so you can run the Nvidia card with the ATI card.
  7. eh. it's neat the first hour or so, but after that, you're far too concern with the actions and progressing through the game that you don't notice it much anymore. if you're willing to spend, i guess it's ok. if you're not thinking of using a hybrid AMD + Nvidia GPU + hacked drivers build, and was going for say a single 560ti, you'll experience some performance hit.
  8. I'd go for the GTS 450, but that's me.
  9. hreyhrey said:


    no, PHYSX is only on Nvidia cards that support it
  10. whatismyproblem said:
    what resolution do you run at?



    1440 900
  11. a 550Ti should be OK
  12. Well, I can look up the hacked Physx drivers if you want. If you want to just get a Nvidia card, you can get the 560Ti or something.

    Your call.
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