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Is it worth it to use my 512MB 9800GT for dedicated Physx?
My 560 hawks sits on the PCI-E x16 slot running at x16.
Unfortunately, I can only place my 9800GT on another PCI-E x16 slot but only runs at 4x according to motherboard's configuration.
So is it worth it or I should just try to sell my 9800GT Green?
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x4 is adequate for physics computation - but quite honestly, there are very few games that even use PhysX to begin with. If you can get a decent amount of money for it, sell it!
post #3 of 7
Just about perfect, yes you should use it as a PhysX card. The PCIe x4 interface will bottleneck it, but not that much.
 
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but I only have a 700w power supply. I already OC'ed my CPU and my GPU. I don't think my PSU can still handle another video card with Cougar 700CM as my PSU.
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Originally Posted by tjbridge;15210244 
but I only have a 700w power supply. I already OC'ed my CPU and my GPU. I don't think my PSU can still handle another video card with Cougar 700CM as my PSU.

700w will handle both those cards comfortably.
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what do you think is the best nvidia driver version for this setup?
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BUMP!
Here is the score using MSI Kombustor Extreme Profile Benchmark.

SINGLE GPU
Graphics score: 2114 points (36 FPS)
PhysX score: 3598 points (102 FPS, 199 SPS, GPU PhysX)
Combined score: 1982 points (12 FPS, 102 SPS)

(GPU1 + GPU2 DEDICATED PHYSX)
Graphics score: 2096 points (35 FPS)
PhysX score: 2981 points (172 FPS, 143 SPS, GPU PhysX)
Combined score: 1808 points (18 FPS, 78 SPS)

Hmm.. so is my 9800GT worth it?
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