Gtx 660 with gtx 560 for physx

I play a lot of games with PhysX so, I can see that nobodys gunna want a gtx560 when the new 650 is cheaper and better so im keeping it regardless, but I was wondering is it worth it to use for just physx? or will a gtx 660 do the job all round, I will be testing myself but any ideas?
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  1. Yes, you can use as suggested (dedicated for Physx). Just make sure your PSU can power the total system.
  2. will a 750 watt corsair be enough? I think it should be because it shouldn't stress the gtx 560 under even heavy load
  3. Yep, should be fine.
  4. thanks again, maybe I should post this as a new thread but which version is the best for the gtx 660, iv heard that MSI's pretty good for cooling and performance but its £20 more expensive than a zotac which doesn't have the artic cooling fans but has two fans so, is it really worth the extra cash? for a few FPS?
  5. Yep, start a new thread and you'll get better feedback. Put your question in the subject for best results. Something like, "Who makes the best GTX 660?".

    BTW, I wouldn't buy a Zotac unless it was very cheap. It is not a brand I trust. Others like and use them. MSI is the better of the 2.

    Check this link for several GTX 660s. Note the ratings. I would recommend EVGA, Gigabyte, and Asus over any MSI, personally.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600364399&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20660
  6. I would personally put the money on an MSI card. This is personal preference but I would "almost" never buy a zotac product as I (again personal) don't like them.

    The only time I would think about grabbing one would be if it was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper. (say 40£)

    But uhh, thats just me. Basically anything except zotac is acceptable for me.
  7. oh ok , http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&sort=pricelow&limit=10&q=660&filtercat=215 , this is what iv been looking at the price is massively different for asus compared to zotac, but I like to invest in good parts
  8. Sell the 560 while it is still worth something, the 660 should be able to handle just about everything just fine.
  9. but metro 2033, batman , ill be getting borderlands 2, all these games show vast improvements with a dedicated PhysX card, I mean yes it may not run much higher on the FPS but I like fluidity in my games so it logically must be better and slightly cooler to have a dedicated PhysX card, plus I spent £150 on the GTX 560 and tbh id be lucky so see £100 for it now, so might aswell keep it
  10. spentshells said:
    Sell the 560 while it is still worth something, the 660 should be able to handle just about everything just fine.

    This is true to an extent and a viable option. Personally, I like the idea of having a spare GPU should the need arise and using as a dedicated Physx card until I might need it is a perk (that is a good thing).

    Just something to consider.
  11. I would sell the 560 and then pick up a cheap 8800gt or a gt240 for dedicated physx to go with the 660. Physx and the load that it imposes does account in the overall performance. Yes the 660 can do a lot on its own but taking the physx load off will give a fps boost in physx titles.
  12. I agree and if I see no benefits to my system with it in , ill just upgrade my parents pc so they can watch youtube abit better :) lol
  13. I agree and if I see no benefits to my system with it in , ill just upgrade my parents pc so they can watch youtube abit better :) lol
  14. I'm using 2x GTX 460 (still weaker than a single GTX 660), and I played Borderlands 2, maxed at 1680x1050 without a single lag. Maxed including Physx.

    Don't think you really need a dedicated physx GTX 560 card, but...

    If you want a dedicated card, use the GTX 560, do not buy a GT 240 or 8800GT. If the game heavy relays in Physx effects, the GT 240 would be the bottleneck, and you will get low fps due to the system waiting the GT 240 calculate these effects.
  15. ah right , iv just been reading up on dedicated PhysX cards and it mirrors what you say, apparently when PhysX started it could only utilise 32 cores and not a lot of memory but now because of what its used for in games such as batman and especially metro 2033 it can use a hell of a lot more , how much more I cant find an answer to
  16. 560 as dedicated physx is way way to much power and such a waste.

    Sell it like I said while it worth something........ 100 bucks for 2 or 3 frames is a pretty big waste.
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