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Ok. so I've read the "FAQ: PhysX" Thread,
& according to that, my GTX460, will in no way help my GTX580, in gaming, as a dedicated PhysX card.

Now I had planned on giving 1 to a friend of mine, to also use as a dedicated PhysX card, but he uses a GTX295, and in the thread "FAQ: PhysX", it says that card wouldn't benefit from it either.

So my question to you is, if I gave him both of my GTX460's, for him to run in SLI, would that, in any way, improve his gaming experience, (aside from being DX11 capable)???

Thanks for your input!
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Youre comparing a gtx 275 vs gtx 460 sli right? Then yes it would. Hopefully he has a power supply to handle both cards.
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What makes you think you can not use a 460 for PhysX with a 580? I would guesstimate that a 460 would actually be right around the ideal power level for a 580 PhysX card. For your other question yes 460 SLI would be faster than a 295 but not by a huge amount and like I said you can use your 460 for PhysX.
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Ok, I only stated that, because thats what it says in the "FAQ: PhysX" thread.
Thats how I have my rig currently setup, but I thought if it's not going to do me any good, then I'd just give my buddy both of them.
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Ok, I only stated that, because thats what it says in the "FAQ: PhysX" thread.
Thats how I have my rig currently setup, but I thought if it's not going to do me any good, then I'd just give my buddy both of them.
It'll only help in PhysX games. The only game that I personally have issues with is Metro2033, so it MIGHT help on that one game.

Honestly, its not worth the extra power consumption for just PhysX. If you're folding or dual monitoring, it could help more with that though.

A single 460 will be roughly as powerful as a 295 (a little tiny bit less, but less buggy since its a single GPU). 460 SLI will be faster than a 580, with the expense of less VRAM.
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Where does it say you can't use your 460 for PhysX with a 580?

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It'll only help in PhysX games. The only game that I personally have issues with is Metro2033, so it MIGHT help on that one game.

Honestly, its not worth the extra power consumption for just PhysX. If you're folding or dual monitoring, it could help more with that though.

A single 460 will be roughly as powerful as a 295 (a little tiny bit less, but less buggy since its a single GPU). 460 SLI will be faster than a 580, with the expense of less VRAM.
I thought 295 was closer to 480 than 470? Yea from looking at Anandbench, 295 looks to be in between a 470 and a 480.
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Great Link! Thanks rep+1
Looks like the 460SLI does better in CPU intensive games.

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Where does it say you can't use your 460 for PhysX with a 580?
No, I didn't say I can't do it, just that it would be little to no benefit, doing so.
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No, I didn't say I can't do it, just that it would be little to no benefit, doing so.
Except for Metro2033, there's no benefit really.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
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I thought 295 was closer to 480 than 470? Yea from looking at Anandbench, 295 looks to be in between a 470 and a 480.
That seems about right.

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