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I was wondering since my mobo only has 1 PCIe slot, could I add a graphics card to the PCI slot to use as a dedicated PhysX card and would it be worth it? this is the card I was thinking about. Open to suggestions and any comments. Thanks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
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The card that you are looking at won't do PhysX anyway.

You won't find a capable PhysX card for the PCI slot.

EDIT:
PhysX requires a MINIMUM of 32 SP's. The 8400GS has 8 or 16. And bare minimum to be PLAYABLE, is 96-128 SP's (8800GS, 9600GSO, GT240 - 8800GTS, 9800GTX, GTS250).
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The card that you are looking at won't do PhysX anyway.

You won't find a capable PhysX card for the PCI slot.

EDIT:
PhysX requires a MINIMUM of 32 SP's. The 8400GS has 8 or 16. And bare minimum to be PLAYABLE, is 96-128 SP's (8800GS, 9600GSO, GT240 - 8800GTS, 9800GTX, GTS250).
It was just an idea I had to try to increase perfomance for cheap, oh well. thanks
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not true... hit ebay for ageia physx pcie card... I have one and running win7 x64... makes a big difference.
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not true... hit ebay for ageia physx pcie card... I have one and running win7 x64... makes a big difference.
he is looking for pci, I dont think they make any PCI cards that are 8000 series or above..
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I was wondering since my mobo only has 1 PCIe slot, could I add a graphics card to the PCI slot to use as a dedicated PhysX card and would it be worth it? this is the card I was thinking about. Open to suggestions and any comments. Thanks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
I wouldn't do it. usually if you have a powerful gpu and a weak physx card you will actually get LOWER performance than without the physx card. So it's basically a bottleneck
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I wouldn't do it. usually if you have a powerful gpu and a weak physx card you will actually get LOWER performance than without the physx card. So it's basically a bottleneck
this, IMO with modern graphics cards anything lower than an 8800gt could actually be detrimental to performance. Seeing how an 8800gt only comes in pcie versions...
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I was wondering since my mobo only has 1 PCIe slot, could I add a graphics card to the PCI slot to use as a dedicated PhysX card and would it be worth it? this is the card I was thinking about. Open to suggestions and any comments. Thanks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
I think the most important question is "do you even need a physx card?" Do you play games that use Nvidia's PhysX technology? If not, then you don't need one. Many of the newer games don't use PhysX. However, if you play games that use PhysX, then you need to look into a GTS 240 or 250 (that's if your mobo has a PCIe 2.0X16 slot not in use).
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I was wondering since my mobo only has 1 PCIe slot, could I add a graphics card to the PCI slot to use as a dedicated PhysX card and would it be worth it? this is the card I was thinking about. Open to suggestions and any comments. Thanks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
9500GT is the fastest pci card I could find. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139046
overclock it to go as close as 9600gt stock speeds.
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