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So I am getting my 6970 back from RMA Soon™ and after going through the list of games I dint finish saw quite a few PhysX titles and thought wth might get myself a physx card Plus Batman AC,Metro Last Light will use PhysX and I love those two tittles
So which card is good for dedicated Physx on maximum possible settings?
I saw a lot of people using 8800 gt or 9600gt, now I am thinking Im gonna stick with AMD/ATI for near future coz of great price/performance plan so I want a physx card that will last, but I dont want to really cash out just for an eye candy >_<
What are good choices? and how is it running for you people ?
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A GTX 590....
Just kidding, the 8800s and 9800s are good. but if you want something more recent but still reasonably priced go for a 450.
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I would say minimum gts250 these days IMO.
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Gts 450
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So GTS 450? The 1gb version or 512 mb would do fine? Also which distributor is better? Ive been on amd cards all my time so dunno which company is better for Nvidia >_>
How about GTS250 1024M 256BIT 740/2200 ?
Does it matter for physx is it 1gb or 512mb ?coz prices almost double coz of that >_>
Edited by StormXLR - 10/20/11 at 5:11am
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by calavera View Post
I would say minimum gts250 these days IMO.
I don't know. I have the GT240 512mb and it works really well. Has 96cuda cores in it and I am running 1080P at 60FPS with my two 5770's on Batman:AA hardware physx on high. Check out my rig in my sig and you will see it really isn't that impressive with today's standards. Just Cause 2 is running about the same FPS. Just a note as well(I don't know exactly what helps or hampers physx so if this is just a coincidence I am sorry.)I have my CPU 3 cores running at 3.6ghz. The higher my overclock is the better the physx works. I am not very knowledgable about how the physx works, I just followed a "how to" setup guide.

Guess for futureproofing you would want to go better though.
Edited by mayford5 - 10/20/11 at 5:11am
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Originally Posted by StormXLR View Post
So GTS 450? The 1gb version or 512 mb would do fine? Also which distributor is better? Ive been on amd cards all my time so dunno which company is better for Nvidia >_>
How about GTS250 1024M 256BIT 740/2200 ?
It honestly doesn't matter which one; cheapest GTS 450 1GB would be fine. Around $100 USD.
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So GTS 450? The 1gb version or 512 mb would do fine? Also which distributor is better? Ive been on amd cards all my time so dunno which company is better for Nvidia >_>
How about GTS250 1024M 256BIT 740/2200 ?
Does it matter for physx is it 1gb or 512mb ?coz prices almost double coz of that >_>
I say get something decent to pair up the 6970. For PhysX intensive games such as Batman AA and MafiaII, you will see the benefit of faster PhysX card. Go for something like GTS460. The VRAM doesn't really matter, as I never see the PhysX card memory being utilized above 400MB in both MafiaII or Batman AA.

For less PhysX intensive such as Metro 2033, it doesn't really matter what PhysX card, GTS250 could get away with it with dragging the FPS down. In Metro 2033 the PhysX Core max I have recorded using GPU-Z is 13%.

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Edited by Ken1649 - 10/20/11 at 6:31am
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post #9 of 11
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It honestly doesn't matter which one; cheapest GTS 450 1GB would be fine. Around $100 USD.
How about 250 GTS 512 gb? I mean 120 bucks for a PhysX card seems like a real overpayment >_>
Does PhysX really need 1gb of RAM ?

* Edit: I see so 512 mb GTS 450/460 should be fine for now and near future ? How about a GTX 260 896m ive seen a few for like 80-100 usd (sorry im really not that familiar with nvidia cards and how they work)
Edited by StormXLR - 10/20/11 at 5:58am
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post #10 of 11
Anything greater than GTS450 for physx is overkill.
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