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post #11 of 21
Drop the 512MB one into PhysX.

The 1GB isn't needed and will use additional power. Plus it takes two slots O.o


Btw, lucky you xD

My friends instead of dropping stuff just ask me to lend or gift my old 8800GT ._.



Ninja: LOL what a bunch of strange results!! This is crazier than the guy whose 6970 CFX performed worse than the single card lol.
Edited by Artikbot - 5/23/11 at 2:12am
   
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Very nice and very lucky of you to get 2 free 8800GTs heh.
    
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Same drill as the last tests, except this time I ran the PhysX dedicated on the 2nd card, as this helps in BMAA vs. running it on card 1 for some unknown reason ...

The game is maxed at 1920x1200 except AA is set to 8xQAA.

I suppose the 'practical value' of the PhysX card could reasonably be questioned in this game, since so little of the time is spent under 60fps in either config. But I don't think the idea that an 8800GT in PhysX actually hurts FPS when paired w/470's in SLI holds any water ... the dedicated card DOES help in this game, for sure

Config using only cards in SLI w/card 2 doing PhysX



Config using cards in SLI + Dedicated 8800GT for PhysX



Benchmark Results (maxed with 8xQAA)



The two tests (Mafia 2 and Batman AA) show why I tell people it's probably not worth BUYING a physX card ... but if you got a decent one just laying around ... there are gains to be had by deploying it for hardware-PhysX games.



Edited by brettjv - 5/23/11 at 2:54am
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post
According to the written results...shouldn't the pink be GTX 470 SLI and blue be GTX 470 SLI + Dedicated?
Oops, my bad, you are correct, I made a labeling mistake. I'm going to edit the Mafia 2 results post to make note of this. Good catch

So now that we've confirmed there are gains to be had, and these cards were free ... back to the question of: "which card to use, and which slot config" ... still taking suggestions on this subject
Edited by brettjv - 5/23/11 at 2:56am
    
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post #15 of 21
Wow nice! Didnt even know they made a 1gb 8800. Bought a 8800GTS 512 for my GF a while back and that sucker tears up a lot of todays games. Nice cards!
post #16 of 21
Nice results. Every time I make an attempt at a dedicated physx card, my scores go down.
CPU bottleneck I suppose, or chipset.
Ill have to throw on of my 280's in or something tonight and see what it does next to my 580.
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post #17 of 21
I sincerely advise you to consider using one 8800 as a butt scratcher.
post #18 of 21
How does running Physx off of the cpu do?
post #19 of 21
Horribly, at least in Mafia II... The cpu was the worst possible processor to use.


Brett is there any difference in OC'ing headroom? If there isn't much of a difference, go for the one that allows your 470s to stay cooler.
    
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post #20 of 21
Give your more reason to build a new rig with these two babies in there. Maybe even get some cheap waterblocks for them?
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