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I mean would it make or break a radeon card?
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Depends on the games you're interested in. The list of titles supporting gpu-accelerated physX is pretty small, but when developers do use it, the results can be pretty amazing (ie Batman:AA).

There are physX hacks you can use to run an nvidia card with a radeon btw.
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No, it's not that big a deal that I would avoid a Radeon that I wanted otherwise just because it didn't support physX. Not that many games can do gpu-PhysX, plus it's not SUCH a cool effect that I couldn't live w/o it.

Assuming that's what you're asking.
    
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Ya cuz I was eyeing the GTX 460 but was wo dering if I shud go Radeon
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It is a big deal if you are NVDIA fan.
    
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Only if you want to enable a few things in certain games, however, those games are best enjoyed with PhysX, but, it's still a gimmick.
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I agree with Brettjv.

Physx didn't take off as Nvidia expected or hoped it would by software developers.

If your looking into Nvidia it really leaves the 3D vision door open. I switched from a long line of ATI/AMD cards until now and couldn't be happier. Nvidia does 3D way better.

Love my 3D gaming atm. Haven't watched 3D movies just yet as I broke the bank to get here. LOL. Crysis 2 was fun in 2D and in 3D I'm inside the game. It's pure fun adrenalin for me.

Again small number of games support Physx, if you looking into multiple monitors AMD does a better job. If not, Nvidia is a strong performer. Great FPS with one single card solution using a GTX 580 without any SLI, Crossfire driver issues, heat, screen flickering, micro stutter, need I go on?
     
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no isnt a big deal i think,
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post #9 of 16
no it isn't

however when physX is utilized in a game, it can make for an overall more realistic and more aesthetically pleasing image.

Look at batman with and without it... you'll be able to tell easily
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Nope, I have a 9800gt for dedicated physx. Will probably give it to someone with an old pc. It is pretty pointless since the only game I have that uses physx is metro and I never play it.
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