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Ah i see, thanks all for the help, will save up for that second 570 eventually then
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Ah i see, thanks all for the help, will save up for that second 570 eventually then
Run it through its paces first. You might come to find you don't really need it.
 
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Run it through its paces first. You might come to find you don't really need it.
Definitely will do
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Run it through its paces first. You might come to find you don't really need it.
Yeah but if he sticks around on this site, he'll need it.

I never thought I'd want to SLI my 470, as I could max out all my games at 1080p (the ones I play). Low and behold, I killed it trying to fix it so I could SLI the stupid thing.
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Yeah but if he sticks around on this site, he'll need it.

I never thought I'd want to SLI my 470, as I could max out all my games at 1080p (the ones I play). Low and behold, I killed it trying to fix it so I could SLI the stupid thing.
It had almost an opposite affect on me actually. I went through 3 dual card setups with the last 3 gens of ati cards (that could have been my problem) to find myself content with one. Don't mind the 450 in my sig, I needed a backup when I had to rma my 570 and for $70 from the egg it was to hard to pass up.
 
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Just Cause 2 uses Havok. The game is designed to use Nvidia cuda for the water effects.

On average for all games that use physX my 8800gt only adds 1 fps. It adds around 8-10 fps for the minimum frame rate. So, it doesn't really add overall fps but it keeps the minimum frames higher.

I'd get the the second 570.
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Physx on SLI without dedicated, will load physx on the CPU as well, so that is why you get lower results. Your CPU cause that.
Yes Defoler, thanks for clarifying. When I said:
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However, Mafia 2 is a very special case in that there's an extra benefit to having an actual dedicated physX card. Any other case ... I totally agree with you
I was exactly referring to the fact that the Cloth physX will run on the CPU if you don't have a dedicated physX card. After having mentioned this fact like 100 times on these boards, I was tired of spelling it out.

And splitting SLI and running the physX on the dedicated card doesn't improve average FPS (in fact it hurts it slightly), but it makes the game feel smoother with less dips into a laggy FPS range.

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No, Just Cause 2 has PhysX effects too. I forgot about Batman AA and Mirror's Edge though. Those were the 2 I was forgetting.
It may use physX (I don't know offhand), but JC2 doesn't support hardware (gpu) based PhysX, that much I know for sure
    
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