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One last thing, will one of these cards use less power on the rail? If so Ill probably use that one since I have a lot of hardware already on my 500w psu.

Thanks again for the info!
Only in games that use Physx. And dependent on the game. you might see some improvements. while in the others you might not notice anything.
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One thing I should add, the 8800 is 768mb and the 250 is 512mb. I dont know how much memory factors into physx however.

Honestly I really dont know much about physx in general. Will adding this card yield me a noticable benefit in gaming?

One last thing, will one of these cards use less power on the rail? If so Ill probably use that one since I have a lot of hardware already on my 500w psu.

Thanks again for the info!
Memory doesn't affect physx at all. You performance in physx games (very few) will go up a lot. The 250 will use less power.
 
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One thing I should add, the 8800 is 768mb and the 250 is 512mb. I dont know how much memory factors into physx however.

Honestly I really dont know much about physx in general. Will adding this card yield me a noticable benefit in gaming?

One last thing, will one of these cards use less power on the rail? If so Ill probably use that one since I have a lot of hardware already on my 500w psu.

Thanks again for the info!
The 250 takes 150w and the 8800 gtx takes 165w. Most Physx games recommend 512mb on the physics card.
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While it will probably work since most games don't even use PhysX, I'd still be alittle nervous powering 2 gpus w/a single 500watt. But that's just personal preference.
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Honestly I really dont know much about physx in general. Will adding this card yield me a noticable benefit in gaming?
I really dont think so, only games that are physix compatible [correct me if im wrong] will notice a slight performance.

A card for physix is not the same as SLI and therefore it will only take care of the Physix part leaving the rest to your original GPU and CPU.

I would go SLI instead of for a physix card but thats just my personal opinion.
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I really dont think so, only games that are physix compatible [correct me if im wrong] will notice a slight performance.

A card for physix is not the same as SLI and therefore it will only take care of the Physix part leaving the rest to your original GPU and CPU.

I would go SLI instead of for a physix card but thats just my personal opinion.
He is getting this card for free -__-
Go for the 250. 256mb of memory will not make that much difference in physX


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