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How would a GT430 perform as a PhysX card? I can get one cheap ($20), and I'm wondering if it's worth it.
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The GT 430 would make your unlocked 6950 go slower by waiting for physx calcs to be done (and lowering FPS's) since it does not have the muscle power to go toe to toe with it.

For powerful cards a GTS 450/GTX 460 is a better option.
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Minimum 9800GT/240GT DDR5...
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Originally Posted by Starbomba;15100568 
The GT 430 would make your unlocked 6950 go slower by waiting for physx calcs to be done (and lowering FPS's) since it does not have the muscle power to go toe to toe with it.

For powerful cards a GTS 450/GTX 460 is a better option.

Wouldn't this still be better than than PhysX running on the CPU? Though I know CPU PhysX gets gimped a bit so it can keep up...I always thought that a GPu that too slow would get the same treatment
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A GT430 is PhysX Worth, but I'd go for a GT440, GTS 450.

Or, GTS 250 for PhysX. A very fast card, IMO. OC's extremely well on stock volts. I went from 738/2200 to 810/2800 on stock V's.

I recommend a GTS 250.
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I do know that PhysX performance is bound to CUDA core count, more or less... And the GT430 and GT440 both have 96 CUDA cores. Only difference is the GT440 is clocked ~100MHz higher and has faster memory, which shouldn't impact it.
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I recommend a GTS 250.

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PhysX cards in general aren't worth it unless you personally frequent GPU accelerated PhysX games like Mafia 2. I took out my dedicated 8800GT because 99% of the time it was just sitting there sucking power and pumping heat for no real purpose.

Here's a review with the GT430 used as a dedicated card.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/36968-asus-geforce-gt-430-1gb-review-13.html

EDIT: And here's one for Alice: Madness Returns
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/video-cards/45103-dedicated-physx-card-difference-alice-madness-returns.html
Edited by sLowEnd - 9/28/11 at 10:06am
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I know not many games use it, but hey, for $20-$30...
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;15100748 
I know not many games use it, but hey, for $20-$30...

...Can be better spent on other things?
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