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Hi all, seeing that 7970 is such an improvement, guess I'm gonna grab one next week but there's a problem. After spending a decent amount of time in mafia II and batman series, I figured out that I can't live without physx. It's like if you never try physx then you don't have to bother, but once you get used to it then it's hard to turn it off biggrin.gif. So I did some research about GenL's hybrid physx mod and now I know it's possible to have physx with AMD cards.

So what would be a good nvidia card for physx hybrid? I'm thinking of GT 430, 440 or even GT 240 but I heard some people saying we need at least a GTS 450, GTX 260 or above. What would you guys recommend?
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i had a gt 240 with my 5870 it didnt work the greatest id suggest something over a gt 240
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I have used a GT 240 and later a GTS450,

The GTS450 gave a bit more frames but if you have a GT 240 laying about it isnt worth buying a new GTS450 for it IMO.

In the end i got away with Physx since there is few games that use it and i used that slot for a second 6950, wich i later on sold to a friend and now have a slot open again... never have put the GTS450 back since it will barely get used.
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id say keep one of your 460s to use for it biggrin.gif
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id say keep one of your 460s to use for it biggrin.gif

I wish I can but the double-slot 460 won't fit in my last pcie slot on my mATX mobo. So I kinda prefer a single slot card for physx. redface.gif
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What about something like this?
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I wish I can but the double-slot 460 won't fit in my last pcie slot on my mATX mobo. So I kinda prefer a single slot card for physx. redface.gif

maybe you could mod the cooler or case? Or just WC everything tongue.gif lol. but the 460 runs cool, maybe if you underclock/undervolt it you could get by with cutting down the cooler?
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I wish I can but the double-slot 460 won't fit in my last pcie slot on my mATX mobo. So I kinda prefer a single slot card for physx. redface.gif


The chart below shows Nvidia cards with various amount of shaders doing Physx for HD5870.

hd5870 with physx done by various means for mafia ii.JPG

 

Based on this chart, I would suggest a GTS250 as the minimum to pair with a HD7970.

 

Of course, the better the Physx card is, the higher fps and benefit you will receive when playing a Physx game.

I know Galaxy has a GTX260+ which is a single slot card.  But its availability is limited.

Having a wider availability is Galaxy's single slot GTX460 Razor.  I still see this card being sold in my local stores.  For you in the US, this might be one source:-

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Galaxy-GTX-460-razor-SINGLE-SLOT-Ships-1-DAY-/270706916542

 

This is not cheap, especially for Physx purpose.  But if Physx is crucial to you, then I suppose this the best single card solution.

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Originally Posted by goldbranch View Post

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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post

id say keep one of your 460s to use for it biggrin.gif

I wish I can but the double-slot 460 won't fit in my last pcie slot on my mATX mobo. So I kinda prefer a single slot card for physx. redface.gif


 

 

Yes, sure. Here;

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187131&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=9srbhqfm6uac
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162072

 

14-162-072-TS?$S300W$

 

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