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GTX 680 with SFX 240 in PhysX

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November 19, 2012 5:21:30 PM

So I'm building a new system, at the moment I have a Nvidia 240 SFX But I'm gonna buy a 6GTX 680 graphics card.... Can I put the 240 SFX in Physx and Use the 680 at a standard/ better elvel? If so, How can I put the 240 in Physx (my first full build)

Im Gonna Have

Motherboard : Asus Rampage IV Extreme (2011 Socket)

Ram: 4 x 8GB (32GB) Corsair Vengeance (Might add 16GB more)

GPU : 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked+ & Maybe SFX 240 if I can run in Physx

CPU:i7 3930K (Maybe Overclocked)

PSU: 850W Corsair Professional Series

HDD: 9.25 TB ( 256GB SSD, 2X 3TB WD drive and 1x 2TB WD Drive and 1x 1TB WD Drive (External))

Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos II

Cooling: Air Cooling, 9 Fans (Don't think I need Liquid, even if I overclock....

Basically That's the main portion of my build.... Hope you guys can help :)  ty

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November 19, 2012 7:11:20 PM

You will need an aftermarket air cooler like he noctua Ndh14 if you are planning to overclock an i7. You can use a secondary Nvidia card for PhysX, however, it will not yield a huge performance boost. Linus Tech Tips did an episode on this on youtube an it will help, but not by much.
November 19, 2012 7:17:32 PM

Right now Physx is really just marketing. There are not many games that really take advantage of it. But if you have the card already, why not try it. You will need a cooler anyway as the x79 cpus don't come with one.
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a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 7:24:41 PM

I play games with Physx It is something nice in games that offer it i.e., (Batman AA,AC, and Borderlands 2) Just to name a few of the modern titles. I truly feel that with a 680 you will be more then fine with physx and will have zero need to add an additional card for physx rendering I'll provide a benchmark from my 670 running batman AC with physx on high reason why because its one of the more intense games on your computer.
a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 7:28:57 PM








AC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_UNRp7Wrog
AA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXKwbhYYLuo&oref=http%3A...
BL2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFkDrKvBRU


Intel Core i5 2500k
Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 Gen 3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB OC
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4)
Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatality Professional
Samsung 830 256GB SATA III SSD
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB SATA II
LG 12x Super Multi Blue WH12LS38
CM Storm Sniper
Corsair AX850 PSU
Corsair Hydro H100
a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 7:31:42 PM

Well for Kepler era cards taking the physx load onto something else helps to save resources that are already very limited so a dedicated card will indeed help. Physx doesn't need that much compute power to need anything more than a 8800gt or a gts450 so your GT240 is enough.
a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 7:37:33 PM

I think there is a benchmark out there for physx once you get to the 650 anything else beyond that physx wise won't yield much more performance.

Only reason why I even remotely suggested that a single 680 would be fine is because he can save on the power bill by not having a 240 hooked up.

Also at this point a 8800gt will slow down your performance when you set it up as a physx card.

here is a good video to watch so you can get educated :p 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbww3dhzK0M
a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 7:43:07 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I think there is a benchmark out there for physx once you get to the 650 anything else beyond that physx wise won't yield much more performance.

Only reason why I even remotely suggested that a single 680 would be fine is because he can save on the power bill by not having a 240 hooked up.

Also at this point a 8800gt will slow down your performance when you set it up as a physx card.

here is a good video to watch so you can get educated :p 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbww3dhzK0M


I Hate that video and it isn't accurate, only retards try to use such weak cards for physx. That 8600GTS is slower than a GT520 for crying out loud and a GT240 as well a GT430 is a Lot faster for dedicated physx. The GT240 at idle doesn't use much power neither does it at full load. As for the 8800gt I have used mine as a dedicated card several times and the power consumption isn't a problem. I am willing to bet that you have never tried this out for yourself.
a b Î Nvidia
November 19, 2012 9:23:00 PM

I had a 560Ti Sli setup and just for fun I took off the sli bridge and used the 2nd 560ti as a dedicated physx card. My performance increase in AC wasn't much higher maybe a few frames then me using two 560's in sli. A 240 is a budget card not sure how it would pan out as a dedicated card its more of a here are video outputs and maybe I'll watch some HD content card. I mean sure go ahead and use a 240 as your physx card I just don't think its worth it most games don't use physx and those that do will be just fine with the 680 as its a beast card and will eat games for breakfeast that need physx.

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