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For a future build that i am trying to save up for... the motherboard will have a spare pci e x4 slot left. I think the bandwidth will be enough for a dedicated PhysX card right?

Anywho it will only have one slot left... so what is the best single slot vga card that is capable of physX (so it has to be nvidia).

Something that won't bottleneck 2x570s, if even possible.
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galaxy GTX 460 single slot?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7097284&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&cm_mmc_o=VRqCjC7BBTkwCjCECjCE
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post #3 of 9
A 9800GT maybe, or something like a 520 or a 530
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9800GTX+

Anything over that is overkill.

A 9600GT/9800GT will be fine in all honesty.

The bandwidth will be fine for the card however PhysX is nothing special. I wouldn't advise investing in it unless you actually have the card already. It's not worth spending $70-$80 on a card just for a select few games. In my opinion anyway.

EDIT:

Do not get a GTX460 for PhysX. It is pure overkill.
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either a 216 core 260 or a 275 (read a huge review on tons of phys-x cards the 275 won... i will hold onto mine when I upgrade next month and use it for phys-x)
    
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post #6 of 9
9800Gt will bottleneck. You gotta go with a 400+ GPU. Prob a 450 or 460 would be great. GTX 550 or 560ti the best.
This will answer your questions.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbww3dhzK0M&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;13513763 
9800GTX+

Anything over that is overkill.

A 9600GT/9800GT will be fine in all honesty.

The bandwidth will be fine for the card however PhysX is nothing special. I wouldn't advise investing in it unless you actually have the card already. It's not worth spending $70-$80 on a card just for a select few games. In my opinion anyway.

EDIT:

Do not get a GTX460 for PhysX. It is pure overkill.

Not true. watch the video. Even tho a 9800gt is not a 8600. I dont think its enough still

What you want...

http://compare.ebay.com/like/250818887558?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=232495361051&clk_rvr_id=232495361051&crlp=1_263602_309572&UA=%3F*S%3F&GUID=12d7183612f0a47a0536b686ffd62751&itemid=250818887558&ff4=263602_309572
Edited by Sychodrama - 5/15/11 at 10:51am
post #8 of 9
Why would you get a card just for PhysX? It makes zero sense as PhysX is being phased out, just a waste of cash imo.
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post #9 of 9
Physx is a waste of resources as of now. what was the latest game that brought physx support? Mafia II? And with a high-end card it barely improves at all so its totally pointless to go that route.

Physx is dead, folks, lets just bury it.
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