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Hey guys !

I would like to know what card would fit a GTX 560 as a physX card.
I was thinking GTS 250-GTX 260.

Is there a chart or something that could give me a small idea of what to look for ?

Thanks a lot !
post #2 of 18
A GTS 250 would be plenty. You could even look for a 9800GT.
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The minimum would be a 9600GT. You won't need anything more power than a GTS 450 though.

What game do you want the Ded. Physx for?
    
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9600/9800GT seems to be the threshold, 9600GT is pushing it though, likely on the brink.
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Well, I never played Batman: Arkam Asylum ( I know I'm late) and I know there is a new one on it's way so I might give a try on it too.
I would love to replay Mafia 2 since it was amazing.
I've already seen a graph with a few different choice of dedicated physX cards and there was some big jump from low-end to mid-end in term of FPS.

If someone has that picture I would be so happy.
I'm looking to get the best physiX card without breaking the bank.
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Oh and while at it, if you played a PhysiX game that worth to mention go ahead, I might play it
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If someone has that picture I would be so happy.
I'm looking to get the best physiX card without breaking the bank.
You would benefit much more from SLI. I really don't believe Physx is worth it since it only affects a few titles anyway. You would also benefit much more from a Quad-core processor. (i5 750)

The best deal would be an EVGA 9800GT Akimbo.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...707&CatId=3670

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Money wise a 9800 GTX would be the best. And it's over literally 2x more powerful than a 9600 GT for not much of a price increase.
 
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+1 for metro, didn't thought about it.

For the i5, this was a budget build, I was between P2 955 and i3 2100.
i3 was winning but the 955 can be overclocked, so 955 oc'd beat 2100.
I went for 1156 and grabbed an i3, and overclocked it

So I'll be looking for a 9800 GTX or something about 50-60$
Honestly, I plan on playing those PhysX games, will I see a boost in FPS with a dedicated card ?
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I heard the GTS450 was what you want for a Dedicated PPU
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