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Ive got a Nvidia 9500GT 1gb in my old build would it be able to run as physx card on my rig sig?
any one done it?
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Yes, I think people have done that.
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Itll slow you right down as the 6970 will wait for the 9500gt to finish its maths, not worth it.
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Originally Posted by andypc View Post
Itll slow you right down as the 6970 will wait for the 9500gt to finish its maths, not worth it.
I don't think so.
If you have PhysX enabled, it's either calculated by the CPU or by the PhysX card.

6970 can't do PhysX calculations - it will do its own work while PhysX is being processed, and 9500GT is waay faster than any CPU.
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there is a graph using various nvidia cards for physx when doing the mafia II bench
and it does prove (in mafia II at least)that using an old gpu for dedicated physx can be worse than not using a dedicated physx card.
http://physxinfo.com/news/3728/mafia...marks-roundup/
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I don't think so.
If you have PhysX enabled, it's either calculated by the CPU or by the PhysX card.

6970 can't do PhysX calculations - it will do its own work while PhysX is being processed, and 9500GT is waay faster than any CPU.
The 6970 will not do its own thing, it will pump out its polygons at say 60fps, then wait for the 9500gt to do its maths at 20 fps.

The result would be a game running at 20 fps.

I am 99% sure itll bottleneck.

The OP should just try it, he has nothing to lose apart from time.
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You would need at least a GTX460 not to slow down the 6970.
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post #8 of 84
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Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
there is a graph using various nvidia cards for physx when doing the mafia II bench
and it does prove (in mafia II at least)that using an old gpu for dedicated physx can be worse than not using a dedicated physx card.
http://physxinfo.com/news/3728/mafia...marks-roundup/
:O WoW that is a huge drop...

Screw PhysX and greens
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post #9 of 84
that was only from mafia II so its hardly subjective,and even with physx maxed in that game,the extra FX are hardly worth while having a dedicated card (extra money/power draw/heat) for.
batman AA physx are much better
i hope the next batman game uses physx.
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post #10 of 84
will defs bottle nneck. not worth it at all
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