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GT 240 as dedicated Physx?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 16, 2012 2:47:53 AM

I've got a GT 240 as my current graphics card, and I'm thinking of upgrading to a 660Ti or a 670. I'd like to have the added bonus of Physx in games like Borderlands 2 and Batman AC without bogging down the main GPU. Would the GT 240 work fine for just running Physx calculations?

On a side note: Does anyone think that an i3 2120T would bottleneck a 670?

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a c 204 U Graphics card
October 16, 2012 3:03:02 AM

Can you use the 240 as a dedicated Physx card? Yes.....but with a 660Ti or 670 you would probably slow the system down actually.

The i3 should be okay with the 670.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
October 16, 2012 3:08:54 AM

the 670 is powerful enough you don't need a physx card. With a GT 240 will probably hurt performance here look.
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a c 536 U Graphics card
October 16, 2012 3:11:00 AM

This is hard to gauge with this old review, but to me it clearly indicates that the 240 is not a good enough compliment for a 660 Ti/670.

There's also this as an added clue:

October 16, 2012 3:16:01 AM

Best answer selected by kdude63.
October 16, 2012 3:16:35 AM

Alright, so it seems that using the GT 240 for Physx would bottleneck the *** out of the 670. Makes sense. I suppose my best bet would be running two 670s in SLI and having them work in tandem for Physx? Eh. Even so, not like I have that kind of money. :p 
a c 185 U Graphics card
October 16, 2012 3:28:26 AM

Yeah you don't need a card as a dedicated Physx card i don't and do just fine if you feel the need for one a GTX 460/560 would be a good choice but why waste your money