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Poll Results: Shall I go ahead and use the 9600gt as PhysX?

 
  • 8% (5)
    YES, definitely. performance will improve quite a bit.
  • 54% (31)
    Nope, totally useless idea.
  • 36% (21)
    Yeah sure, very little increase in fps though.
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post #11 of 45
Well all I know is the last time I saw someone discuss this, they discovered that the GTX 260 is about the perfect match as a PhysX card for the GTX 560. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to find that thread to save my life.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:18pm
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post #12 of 45
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Well all I know is the last time I saw someone discuss this, they discovered that the GTX 260 is about the perfect match as a PhysX card for the GTX 560. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to find that thread to save my life.

Aaaargh!!! just my luck. Now I must tell you the full story. Actually I am getting one xfx9600gt ( 'no 6pin power' version) and one xfx GTX260 (216 core) but I can only keep one of these for myself ('cause you know, to save up money for a grand switch to intel after 7 long years). Now, my new corsair TX650 v2 has only 2 6+2pin pci-e power cables which are already in use by the gtx560. So, I cant use the gtx260.
    
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post #13 of 45
Yeah you can: just use the ugly adapters.

The reason why I call them ugly is because I wouldn't want them sticking out in pictures. However, they certainly work!
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:20pm
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post #14 of 45
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No need to explain it, those molex-to-6pin connectors are ugly. I might have to find some sleeving material for them (dont think would find such material here). But tell me this, would it be safe to use two of those connectors ? I have previously paired one such connector up with one pci-e 6 pin connector, but never used two on a card.
    
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post #15 of 45
When I tried to use a GTX260 w/ a 8600GT the performance actually suffered.

It's mainly an issue of power ratios. If there's a big enough gap between the two cards overall speeds it's inevitable that your faster card will be bottlenecked by the slower one.

I think in your case you would encounter a similar problem. (I lost an average of 3-5fps with the 8600gt as Physx in Mafia 2 benchmarks)
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post #16 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
No need to explain it, those molex-to-6pin connectors are ugly. I might have to find some sleeving material for them (dont think would find such material here). But tell me this, would it be safe to use two of those connectors ? I have previously paired one such connector up with one pci-e 6 pin connector, but never used two on a card.
Absolutely. That's actually one of the reasons why they're included.

Now if only they could at least use clear sleeving instead of color-coded.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:22pm
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post #17 of 45
There are very few games that support Physx. For that reason I thin its pointless. Literally there are only like 5 games that support it, and none of them are very good.
    
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There are very few games that support Physx. For that reason I thin its pointless. Literally there are only like 5 games that support it, and none of them are very good.
Metro's pretty good...
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I'm curious with this as well as I just got a gtx 480 put in my rig last weekend and I'm using one of my 9800gtx+'s from my old tri-sli setup, and I've yet to test it but I was wondering if my gtx 480 would be better off w/o my 9800gtx+ as a physx processor.
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I'm curious with this as well as I just got a gtx 480 put in my rig last weekend and I'm using one of my 9800gtx+'s from my old tri-sli setup, and I've yet to test it but I was wondering if my gtx 480 would be better off w/o my 9800gtx+ as a physx processor.
It certainly would. The overall performance you get from the GTX 480 alone is superior to offloading the PhysX processing to the 9800 GTX+ because it isn't as powerful as the GTX 480 when it comes to PhysX processing.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:26pm
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