I'm getting a GTX 570 soon and I have a GTX 550 Ti just lying around. I had a few questions I wanted to ask...
1) My motherboard is a MSI Z77A GD65
and I was wondering how I should space out the cards. The configuration I was thinking of was putting the GTX 570 in the first PCI-E slot and the GTX 550 Ti in the last PCI-E slot to keep them as far as apart as I can to keep the temps down.
The question I have is if either of these cards will be bandwidth constrained in this kind of scenario.
The configuration would look like this
2) The other question I have is which overclocking factors will help my GTX 550 Ti perform better as as PhysX card. Out of the 3 factors, core clock, shaders, and memory, I think I remember shader clocks being the one that affects PhysX performance. I just wanted to run that by you guys to make sure.
...and before I get bashed, yes, I will be playing games with PhysX integration.
It's overqualified today, but its already in your hands, available, and known to be working. The simplest answer is just use it with stock clocks. Check your power draw. If you don't like that number, sell it, and downgrade further to something more green that will still give you a 10+ fps boost.
i suggest you research the difference between physx and sli.... till then it is inadvisable to reply on something you have incorrect knowledge about.
I think his situation is such that he's already locked into the scenario of having a new 570 otw, and having a 550ti leftover. I was waiting for one more post before saying "just wait til you plug it all in and see how she floats!"