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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
It's free, he should try it and find out for himself

And whilst I agree w/the sentiment in general, I don't agree w/the extremity. You don't need a GTS250 to pair w/a single 570.

I have an old 8800GT I use for physX w/my SLI 470's, and it provides a very nice increase in both Mafia 2 and Batman AA vs. running physX on one of my 470's in SLI.

I think a 96-shader 9600GSO or GTS240 is about a perfect level of card (assuming it's not just a free card you have sitting around) to handle physX with a single 570. The benefits of 'more' card would be pretty minimal, put it that way
He's welcome to try it but I think he'd be wasting his time. The point I was making is that the worse the performance difference is, the worse the slow down will likely be. If pairing a 260 w/ an 8600 causes a 3 fps decrease on average (as it did in my case, versus using the 260 alone) then that effect is only going to be worsened by how much larger the gap between the two cards is. :/ IMO.

As for the gts250, that may be considered overkill to some, but if he's really looking to push for performance I don't think it's unjustified.

Edit:
Just check out the performance hit that 480 takes with an 8600. It's not pretty.



Source:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8281...dedicated.html
Edited by [\/]Paris - 6/9/11 at 1:03am
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