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Hey guys, I have a 430 laying around... Think I can use it as a dedicated physx card? I am going to try it out anyways, but before I put it in, was wondering what you guys think, if its powerful enough to use as a dedicated card.

I have the Galaxy GT 430 to be specific.

Thanks.
Edited by Nilareon - 5/14/11 at 11:30am
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It certainly is
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K now please answer my last dumb question

DO I need to install the drivers for the other card even tho I have my gtx 460 drivers already installed..


Dumb question? Probably, but I have never used two different cards in one computer.

Edit: and my answer is yes... lol yeah idk what I was thinking..
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Results in Metro 2033:

GTX 460 as Physx card

Average: 69.81
Max: 151.21
Lowest: 18.31

GTX 460 + GT 430 as dedicated PhysX

Average: 73.13
Max: 156.74
Lowest: 4.4



I ran the bench 5 times, those were the median results.

So what do you think... is the GT 430 as a dedicated PhysX card worth keeping in there? Or will it just increase power consumption and cause more heat in my case?


Edit: Looking at the median results.... those are some weird numbers...
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Yes, it will take more power and cause a bit of heat.
But its not a very hot card and doesn't consume much power, so your PSU should be fine.
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doesn't look worthwhile to me with those numbers...
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I would add another 460 in SLi and enable the secondary card for physx.
This way you got better frames in games that support physx AND those that dont.
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I would add another 460 in SLi and enable the secondary card for physx.
This way you got better frames in games that support physx AND those that dont.
There is no difference if physx is on the first or second card.
Both cards will be hindered the same because of physx.
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you may be right:when i first came to OCN i mentioned that i was thinking of getting a pair of 470s,to which i was told that i would be bottlenecked(seems a standard answer).

I enabled the physx on the second card so that the main card would still be able to do its thing without being hampered,and the second 470 would have to earn its keep by doing both!
I should run benches and see if my theory is correct,i set and forgot it ages ago in what seems like a logical decision at the time.
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