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I'm running a 3gb EVGA 580GTX and wanted to know what additional card is recommended to use as strictly a physx card?

Also, do I have to connect the two cards with a SLI bridge to get this to work?
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post #2 of 19
You don't have to connect them using an SLI bridge, as far as I know you just plug the physx card into a spare slot and select it as a physx card. Regarding which card is best I don't know sorry.
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post #3 of 19
Pretty powerful card. Seems like it would do fine by itself.
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post #4 of 19
Personally I wouldn't use a physx card at all, the 580 has *more* than enough power to do physx and play whatever game you wish. If you *really* want to have a physx card I'd go GTS 250 I think.
 
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post #5 of 19
I was wondering the same thing...

I was also going to try to see what happens today when I have the cpu handle it, since I have a 6core i was wondering if the cpu could do it on the spare cores. Im sure its better off on the video cards though, I guess bf3 might be able to use all my cores so it might not be a good idea on that game especially. Cant wait to get home from work haha
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with a 580 you'll need atleast a 450
    
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post #7 of 19
I don't think it would be worth it. The 580 is powerful, and I'm sure it can handle to do both.
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post #8 of 19
The CPU will slow it down and a physx card won't make a noticeable diff speaking from experience I also tryed putting a 460 In it didn't make but a ~2 fps difference in games such as metro (one of the few games tht use it)


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post #9 of 19
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I found this pretty interesting video and testing

http://physxinfo.com/news/5449/how-p...ed-physx-card/

Looks like a gtx 550 or 560 would be perfect.

Too bad EK doesn't make full cover blocks for either =(
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post #10 of 19
If you really need a PhysX card, this mean you play alot of Batman, mafia II or other nwer physX title, i suggest a GTS450. very good PhysX card.
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