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Had a gt 520 because of money and because wasnt sure which card to get. Got a gtx570 now and dont know what to do with this 520. Wouldnt using it as a physx bottleneck then? Im thinking keep it as a back up or use it in current rig for media storage after upgrading
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I don't think it will be good for PhysX card use but I'm not sure. Best bet would be to use it as a backup or in another rig or whatever.
 
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I don't think it will be good for PhysX card use but I'm not sure. Best bet would be to use it as a backup or in another rig or whatever.
Maybe a media PC? Netflix? I once mounted a massive, low quality monitor on the ceiling above my bed, and attached it to a P3 PC, it was good for morning weather updates and news. Until it fell down, that is.
    
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I don't think it will be good for PhysX card use but I'm not sure. Best bet would be to use it as a backup or in another rig or whatever.
Yea I def agree, but, maybe I will see how it bottlenecks performance being a dedicated physx card
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post #5 of 11
If you do, please post the results.
I've got a gt520 for the sole purpose of using a third monitor, and am thinking of doing the same, but with my ati 5770 since it can't handle physx at all.
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The 520 is way too weak to run Physx. You could use it for a HTPC Or you could give it to me for another folding card
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post #7 of 11
overclock that card to its max and play or fold
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Well, once I reinstall (backing up files tonight), I'll set it up with my 5770 and post back my results.

EDIT: This is reassuring.
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Maybe a media PC? Netflix? I once mounted a massive, low quality monitor on the ceiling above my bed, and attached it to a P3 PC, it was good for morning weather updates and news. Until it fell down, that is.
AHHHHHA, thats a retarted amount of hilarity.
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Well, no gold medals with fluidmark (screens later if anyone wants), but it in fact does work and only got up to 52C and about 80% load on the 520 during the test. Although it won't be a powerhouse, I'd say it was a good $30 spent for what I got.
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