Originally Posted by funty3000
Im thinking of getting a second card for my rig, i have a gtx295 and im wondering what would be a good option, i was thinking of a card that has dx11 and use the 295 for physics, is this possible or would i be better of with 1 card, or would i be better with 2 gtx295s without dx11. sorry im a noob with this and am on a budget!
Mainly as i want as much as possible with bf3, i played the beta with everything on high with 1 card and it wasn't that bad!
To be perfectly honest, the only single GPU that would be a significant upgrade from a 295 would be the 580.
The 295 is only slightly slower than a 480 (which is roughly equivalent to a 570).
If you're happy with your current performance, you may as well skip Fermi altogether. You're really not missing much with DX11.
As far as physX cards are concerned, they're not necessary with current gen cards in most cases. Most 400/500 series GPUs are fast enough to handle physX and rendering at the same. And, since physX can only be run on one gpu core at a time, using a dual card like a 295 for it would be fairly pointless.