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Hey everyone,

Just thought I'd make a quick post for anyone who is wondering if it's worth having a physx card with a single GTX 580. I've not put the card in yet, it's still in my old machine. Are there any specific things I need to do before I install the card? Or is it just the usual plug and play, install the drivers, done?

Anyway, regardless, I will update this thread with my findings after I install the card, which I am doing now!

I will show the performance difference also to anyone interested! Here is a video I found of the setup, it's not much help as to what FPS to expect, but at least it's showing Mafia II off in all it's glory (I don't even have the game ahah).

    
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huge waste but if you already own the card go for it
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I'm selling the PC with the GTX 470 in, I just wanted to see if I would get a performance increase with physx enabled games. I take it you don't think it's worth doing !

P.S. Can you answer my questions?
    
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sorry... yes plug and play, and no i would not expect to see any noticeable FPS increase
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I thought I'd give it a trial run, it's actually lowered my FPS by 2-3 frames. XD Ah well, worth a shot.
    
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Good to know. I received my 580 yesterday which upgraded my 480 and was contemplating weather to do it or not.
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Wonder if you could down clock the 580, and sli with some form of hack!? Or overclock the 480 to 580 clocks assuming it's cold enough!
    
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Originally Posted by Roxborough View Post
Wonder if you could down clock the 580, and sli with some form of hack!? Or overclock the 480 to 580 clocks assuming it's cold enough!
no, clocks dont matter when it coems to sli, it will just default to the lower clock setting. also sli you need indentical chips to run sli... the 580 uses the GF110 the 480 uses GF100
    
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I used to do this too.

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I know you can't sli without two identical cards, but I was wondering if there would be any way of hacking it!? Crossfire is so much better than sli In terms of what you can do! I'm not impressed with Nvidia at all, there seem to be more AMD games in my collection too, and I get terrible performance! For £460 I could have crossfire 6950's, for £40 more I could have 6970's and they would slaughter my 580! Oh well!
    
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