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7870 + gtx 260 physx

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January 3, 2013 5:31:49 AM

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amd fx 4100 @ 4.4ghz
hyper 212 evo
4x2gb 1333 cheapo ram
gigabyte radeon 7870ghz
3yr old 650w powersupply (no name brand)
990fxa ud3
6 120mm fans
3 140mm fans

Would the 260 help with performance for physx games? Does the "physx" card use much power? since it's only for physx? Is it really worth it?

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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:07:40 AM

You will need a hacked driver to run physx in games. There are people on here that would probably know how to do it but may get in trouble for showing you. I'm not sure how up to date the driver is for it either. Is physx worth it in most cases no. Unless you were someone who plays games like Batman AA, AC, or Borderlands 2, or Metro 2033, or Mirror's Edge or any of these games. The answer is no. If you were set on Physx it would of been better to go with a Nvidia card but only if you played games that you really enjoyed that use it.
http://physxinfo.com/index.php?p=gam&f=pc
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:22:34 AM

Right because it is a older card but its possible it will not. Right now in modern titles you will probably see best physx performance with a 460, 560, or 650 card. However that being said again you will need hacked drivers with a AMD card as your primary card to use physx.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:29:41 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Right because it is a older card but its possible it will not. Right now in modern titles you will probably see best physx performance with a 460, 560, or 650 card. However that being said again you will need hacked drivers with a AMD card as your primary card to use physx.


A GTX 260 goes between $60-80 right now.... he might as well spend $100 and get a GTX 650... especially since the 260 hogs a lot of power... and his off brand psu might not able to handle it either.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:31:47 AM

True but he is again still using a AMD card as his primary card. Its unknown how recent the hacked driver is. If it will create more issues then solve them and if its really all that worth it. It truly depends on what he is playing and sill not in any way improve gameplay if he doesn't play games that use it.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:40:16 AM

I think first two comments are well said. nothing much to add. If your planning to play games using physx, why not go nvidia instead. If not, It would really hurt your performance.
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January 3, 2013 6:57:58 AM

Yes i'm sad that i couldn't afford to go nvidia this time around since they've always been the comfortable brand to stick with. I heard i needed hacked drivers but wasn't sure if it was true. Not really willing to go through possible complications. Thanks for the info guys. Best answer goes tooo....
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January 3, 2013 6:58:38 AM

Best answer selected by troutickuss.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 6:58:54 AM

Honestly you aren't missing much unless you are playing games that use it otherwise the card is just sitting there so all and all unless you play games that you really love in the list I listed you are golden man :) 
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a c 186 U Graphics card
January 3, 2013 7:05:52 AM

You could just get a GTS 450 that is what my son uses with his 7950 works great.
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