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I have used a gtx260(216 cuda core version) for physx with my 1gb gtx460 @ 1920x 1080 with all the bells and whistles turned on in Games like Metro and Mafia 2. I recently got rid of the gtx260, Now I was thinking to go for a 460 SLI setup and wanted to use a 3rd gpu for as a dedicated physx card.

What would be the best Physx Card for a gtx460 sli setup?? I want the best FPS in Physx Heavy games. So,Should I pickup

a GTX260 (216 Cores)
Or, 9800GT (112 Cores)
Or, GTS450 (192 Cores)

???
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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
I have used a gtx260(216 cuda core version) for physx with my 1gb gtx460 @ 1920x 1080 with all the bells and whistles turned on in Games like Metro and Mafia 2. I recently got rid of the gtx260, Now I was thinking to go for a 460 SLI setup and wanted to use a 3rd gpu for as a dedicated physx card.

What would be the best Physx Card for a gtx460 sli setup?? I want the best FPS in Physx Heavy games. So,Should I pickup

a GTX260 (216 Cores)
Or, 9800GT (112 Cores)
Or, GTS450 (192 Cores)

???
450 or 260 whichever you can get cheaper.
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If you can get a 9800gt very cheap you should take that.

Very fine for physics.
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gts 450 or gtx 260 would be the best physx card.
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Oh no, I guess I'll have to grab another $260 then.
I think I can get the 260 and 450 for around $100 - 120 ish and the 9800GT for around $50 - $70.

So how does the 9800Gt stand up against the 260 as a dedicated physx card? is the difference noticeable between using a 9800GT and a gtx260 for physx? a couple fps or a lot more?

and which one would you guys recommend between the 450 and 260(216 cores) ?.
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 6/9/11 at 12:34am
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I'd go with the 450 if they have the same price.
    
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Would be better off spending the money elsewhere to be honest, physx dedicated cards are just a huge waste of money. Only way I would have a dedicated physx card is if I had an old card just lying around collecting dust.
post #9 of 9
I think the best approach is to get the 2nd GTX460 and setup the SLI first. Then, play your favourite Physx games with all the bells and whistles turned on. If (and only if) you find framerate becomes unacceptable, only then will a dedicated Physx card be considered.
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