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GTX 260 or GTS 250 Better buy for physX?

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hello, I want to use a physx card with my 6850 and found two 2nd hand 260 and 250 at nearly same price. Question is that 260 is surely a better card but is it better for physX too? If not then I like to go for a 250 as it uses a lot less power. Help me decide.
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a 250 will be enough especially if you are only pairing it with a 6850.

if you had a 6970 the 260 would be better due to performance matching of the cards
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I would go with the GTX260 since it has 192/216 stream processors versus the GTS250's 128. The difference is fairly substantial.
    
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You could get a GTS450 ... cheap and very good at PhysX !

(thats what im using)
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If the price is similar/the same get the more powerful card (GTX 260). No question.
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actually both cards are around 75$ as they are old and 450 is a brand new buy.
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For the same price, I would certainly choose the GTX260. It is a much stronger card, regarding graphics rendering and Physx calculations.

The performance difference between them is significant. See graph below for a most-obvious comparison. The GTX260 (with 192 shaders) is just much better than the GTS250 (128 shaders). When future games come out with Physx, it is more likely the effects becoming more and more demanding as time goes by than the effects getting less and less demanding. So, a stronger Physx card can deliver the performance over a longer time frame.

If the heat issue bother you, I suggest installing the card only when you play a Physx game. When you are finished with the game, just remove the card.

Lastly, I know you did not ask but I still wish to briefly comment on this:- Seeing those Physx effects is really enjoyable. But actually spending money to buy a card (even an used one) for this purpose alone become a value question. Is it worth US$75 for the eye-candies? Everyone's value is different. If it were me, I would not spend the money. In general, unless one is either one of the following types, I would advise not buying it with real money.
a) your fat and thick wallet residing in your trousers' rear pocket is making your behind uncomfortable
b) you certainly definitely enjoy those few Physx games. ''I-am-a-Batman-guy''
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