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Thanks all for the replies. I'll be sticking the 8800gts in my dad's machine.
 
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Originally Posted by manifest3r View Post
I just bought a GTX 460, wondering if it would help any of if I used my 8800gts as a dedicated PhysX card.

The only game I have that uses it is Mirror's Edge. Sooo dunno if it would help much. Plus I don't know if it'll be any useful having it suck more power out of my rig than necessary.
I suggest you just go ahead and play Mirror's Edge without the 8800GTS 640MB (96 shaders) and see if the framerate is acceptable to you.

If yes, then there is obviously no need to use it as Physx card.
However, if no, just install the card. It is as easy as a breeze.

As Mirror's Edge is not very heavy in Physx effects (compared to, say, Mafia II), I predict you will find comfortable fps.
The graph below shows some relevant data. Although it does not include your CPU, there should not be a big difference.
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The OP may find that testing is the best way to find out.
That first gen phenom is what would hurt your frames the worst, IMO.

And yes, the GTX+ and GTS250 are the exact same card, just re-badged. Physx gains nothing by having more that 256mb of VRAM (last I heard), and the 1Gb of RAM on the GTS 250 1GB actually hurts it in some games, and provides little to no benefit in most games. It is another product of "MOAR RAM IS BESTEST!!" marketing that excluded the facts of memory buses and the ability of a GPU to use that much memory.
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I just added in a 9800gt for physx I see no performance loss in Rift, also just got Dungeon Siege 3 which indicates physx is being used and runs flawless, though Im sure it would even without it. To me if you have a use for the card outside as a physx card use it there, I only added this one to get it off my book shelf until someone ends up needing a fill in card or I sell off my current one and have to wait on a replacement tongue.gif
    
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I just added in a 9800gt for physx I see no performance loss in Rift, also just got Dungeon Siege 3 which indicates physx is being used and runs flawless, though Im sure it would even without it. To me if you have a use for the card outside as a physx card use it there, I only added this one to get it off my book shelf until someone ends up needing a fill in card or I sell off my current one and have to wait on a replacement
Its a decent use to have it as a physx card AND to run an aux display.
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