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post #11 of 22
Most games dont use physx so unless you play alot of them frequently its definitely not worth it. Let the 590 handle it on the rare occasion the game supports physx.
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post #12 of 22
No, and physx is really overrated to me it still looks unnatural and in most games that use it it's just a little "we have physx" ad on for the box.
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by tino1317 View Post
Most games dont use physx so unless you play alot of them frequently its definitely not worth it. Let the 590 handle it on the rare occasion the game supports physx.
This. A 590 will handle everything nicely even when there's a slight chance that it's being used for a game that has GPU accelerated PhysX.
post #14 of 22
I remeber watching a video from Linus where he showed that the Dedicate card would acctualy Bottleneck the big card.

I think this could be a good example. The dedi 560 ti Card could bottlneck the 590's performance. Besides not many games used Physx. I don't really see the point.

Just like many before me said... The 590 will be enough to calculate everything.
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post #15 of 22
I just realized that you would be getting a $330 560 ti and you are on a budget. Not to be mean but that is the most retarded idea ever. Sorry to be blunt but its 100% not even close to being worth it. Save your money for quadsli 590 if you want more performance and go multi monitors.
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post #16 of 22
I ran a gtx 275 along with my gtx 590 for a time.

In games that use physX it did give me better frame rates... nothing impressive.

Also: It only ever used 20% of the gtx 275 when dedicated to physX..... so yea.... a 500 series card is overkill for physX alone.
 
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The only game that really sees a huge benefit from a dedicated PhysX card is Mafia 2. Everything else, just about anything GTX470+ can handle on its own no problem.
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post #18 of 22
Its mostly a waste cause very few title really need a physX card.

But in some testing ive done, i found that a SLI setup become unbalance when running PhysX

See yourself, GTX570 and 580 @ 858mhz. Mafia2, maxed, Physx high.

No PhysX
Single GTX580 : 64 fps
SLI GTX580 : 129 fps

PhysX high
GTX570 + PhysX : 42 fps
GTX570 + GTS450 PhysX : 49 fps
GTX580 PhysX : 45 fps
GTX580 PhysX gpu#2 : 62 fps
SLI GTX580 PhysX gpu#2 : 54 fps
SLI GTX580 PhysX gpu#1 : 53 fps

A 570 with a PhysX card is nearly as good as a SLI GTX580 in Mafia2. And a GTX580 helped with a physX gpu overtake the SLI GTX580.

I didnt had the 450 when i first ran these so i cant say about SLI 580 + GTS450, but i already had a SLi GTX460 + GTS450 in the past and it ran Mafia2 very nicelly.

Asfor your setup, your GPU is a SLI in one card. If you have nearly no gain from running single GPU to SLI in PhysX title, get a PhysX card. Do your own testing.
post #19 of 22
Haha I think my gtx260 is too much for physx than a 560ti damn!
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post #20 of 22
Its not worth it. I wouldn't use a card more powerful than a gts450 or gts550 for a dedicated physx card. Mainly because you wont get any more fps increase with a faster cards than those I mentioned.
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