Originally Posted by asmodyus
That what I was thinking I might wait out see if i cannot find an open box 3GB for the 2nd card. The 2nd card really does not get used as much as the primaray card does it? Until than I will just use my 9600GT for 3rd monitor support and maybe pyhsics I run some tests and see how it does.
Myself, I would just wait for another card like the one you've got to become available. SLI just looks so badass with two matching Twin Frozr cards
Tell me this doesn't look tight:
And yes, the 9600GT will work for driving a couple extra monitors in terms of providing desktop functionality. I doubt it's going to help you enough w/your physX to be worth the added heat and noise, but go ahead and do some tests with and without it.
I would try the Mafia 2 and Batman AA benchmarks, see what happens. Don't bother testing using Fluidmark, because it doesn't represent what happens in actual games. Fluidmark will show the 580 alone to be MASSIVELY faster than 580 + 9600, but that's because there's virtually no 'rendering' load involved, so the 580 will have nothing else 'to do' besides the physX.Edited by brettjv - 8/7/11 at 1:19pm