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Hi Guys,

I am going to SLI 2 MSI GTX 580 Lightning, I want some suggestion for another card within 150$ - 200$ for Physx......

Please suggest me one which is the best.... ( I know that Physx supporting games are very limited.... but still I want to have one as I expect this tech will be utilized by future games.... )

Thanks Guys.....
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post #2 of 23
I figure the 2 sli 580's should be able to handle their own in Physx but someone else might have more experience with this type of setup. I used a gtx 260 with my 560 and the results were negligible.
    
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You wont need one, sli 580's..
but if you really want one, not sure, but a 460 would be good. **according to your budget
Edited by MorbEIn - 5/8/11 at 10:55am
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Gts 450.
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post #5 of 23
Only buy it if you need it, high chance that you won't.
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Two 580s would be able to handle PhysX by themselves... No need for another card.
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post #7 of 23
using another card for Physx has proven to slow down your frame rates if the card is slower than the main card, use the 580's for physx as well as SLI.
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Do not waste your money, you cards will max any PhsyX game without a dedicated phsyX.

A single GTX580 can max any game with PhsyX by itself (at 1080p), and you have two.
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I'd say a 260 or a gtx460 768mb would be a good match with SLI 580's. I def. wouldn't go any lower than a 9800GTX/GTS250.

Although honestly when I play a hardware-physX game (meaning Batman AA or Mafia 2) I just split my SLI set and run one as dedicated physX. None of the physX games are really hard enough graphically that I can't max them out on one 470 and let the other card handle physX.

When I do it this way I find that, while the FPS is slightly lower than running the cards in SLI w/physX on one card, the gameplay experience is still better. I don't like the 'feel' when running physX on a SLI set. PhysX only runs on one card, so you end up with a 'hit' on both cards as the 2nd (non-PhysX) card has to slow down to match the rendering capability of the 1st card (which is lowered because it's running physX).

So if I were you I'd try skipping the physX card and seeing how the physX games run with your SLI split. A single 580 can max out Mafia 2 and Batman AA easily if it's not handling physX.

If you're worried about Metro, don't. It's physX effects are very minimal, and you wouldn't miss them if you disable 'advanced PhysX' anyways ... it's not like in Batman where there's a bunch of stuff missing if you don't enable physX. Also, a dedicated card in Metro ends up w/really low PhysX usage in that game, and only barely helps FPS. So it's really not worth actually spending money on a physX card for Metro.

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Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
using another card for Physx has proven to slow down your frame rates if the card is slower than the main card, use the 580's for physx as well as SLI.
Poppycock. The dedicated physX card would have to be WAAAAAY slower than the main card to cause you to actually lose FPS from it being there.
Edited by brettjv - 5/8/11 at 11:15am
    
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post #10 of 23
I dont want to hijack the thread, but i think there is not that much need for a physx card with your GTX 580, since iam sure that they will handle most of the game @ MAX.
I by my self running GTX 285 Sli, with 3 Monitors (3D Surround) and iam able to run most games at MAX except Metro, i think i have to add at less GTs 250 as physx for my setup..
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