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post #1 of 22
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Hi

I am wondering if a dedicated GTX 560 Ti for PhysX would be worth it along side a GTX 590. I would be getting ASUS's Direct Cu II version which is about $330 after shipping and other stuff. Would it be worth it to spend the extra cash? I am already on a bit of a budget, and getting a bit larger loan from my parents might not be worth it.

Advice?
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post #2 of 22
The performance difference won't be worth it considering the added cost, heat, and power consumption. The 590 can easily handle rendering as well as PhysX calculations.
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post #3 of 22
Worth it? Well not really.
But its fun tongue.gif

A 590 should be able to deliver its own physx without a need to use a dedicated card. Especially a DCII version one.

If you still want to, a GTS 450 or a 550 are more than enough.
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post #4 of 22
It's pretty overkill and waste for just PhysX. A GeForce GTS 250/450 will be fine. The number of games needing physics isn't very high to begin with, so to be honest, if you have a budget, I'd skip a dedicated PhysX card.
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I think PhsyX is a nice feature and expect to see more of it, I also don't think its worth wasting a 560Ti for it.
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Especially a DCII version one..

I am going to get EVGA's Hydro Copper 2 version.

And thanks for the feedback guys.
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i wonder if it will be worth it with 2 sli 580?
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post #8 of 22
You'll be fine, and you too javier.
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post #9 of 22
Not worth it at all....but as others have said if u really want it just get a 550 smile.gif
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I am running a gtx 590 + gtx 560 Ti for physx with a i7 930 @ 2.8ghz 9Gb ddr3 1333mhz, 1000 watt psu, x58 pro-e mobo and I just have to say it is worth it. I used a 260 at first for physx and it was ok, I tried a 470 and it was an epic fail and then i bought a 560ti and it boost my frames up on most games with physx by about 20 avg. the 590 is an amazing card, but when you put it up against games like metro 2033 or mafia 2 which are very physx intensive the frames drop drastically. i get 50 fps avg with mafia now b4 without the 560ti it was 30. batman was 95 without now is 126 with, and metro 2033 I avg. about 50 fps with the physx card. all this was run at 1920x1080 with max settings in all games. There is n dobt about it the 590 is a great card, but unless you have 2 of them, one will not give you the performance you hoped for. Physx does take frames down quite a bit. A 560ti is good, but a 550ti will do about the same. you can also check out linus tech tips on youtube about physx cards just to make sure you do not bottleneck your system. Oh and don't call nvidia there tech support has no clue about physx. they told me an 8800 gt will handle any physx thrown at it but that was false.
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