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i was wondering since i have a 6950 with unlocked shaders is able to be paired with an old generation 5770 that i have lieing around such like use it as a physic's card.
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Hmm, I don't think so. You would not be able to connect them with Bridges. It would have to be totally separate.
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i would not have anything wrong with that since it is just sitting around and it's a factory xoc from diamond so it will boost my smoke problem as in i can't run high leave of detail in the smoke setting in games. and if by just putting the 5770 in with out the bridge how would i go about as setting it as a physic card.
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Its no,and another no im afraid.

I think what you may have thought of was using your 6950/6970 as main rendering gpu and an Nvidia gpu for Physx?
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that is correct and darn that sucks
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that is correct and darn that sucks

Doesnt it just,mind you your not really missing anything with Physx which BTW you can still run but it will run on your CPU instead.
Physx games are out there but i dont see them to be super amazing or a deciding factor in choosing a GPU architecture.

Cant you fold on that 5770? or be a saint and donate,they will love you for it on here thumb.gif
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Try finding someone with an older nVidia card that might want to trade / swap ?

 

Say like a GeForce 9800 GTX+ (or better) that's what I'm using ... paired w/ a 6950(70) it makes a very competent PhysiX card. thumb.gif

And the Radeon HD-5770 is and upgrade over the GeForce 9800 GTX+ card for him ... so it's WIN WIN for everybody, you get a decent PhysiX card, he gets a GPU upgrade. smile.gif

   
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Try finding someone with an older nVidia card that might want to trade / swap ?

Say like a GeForce 9800 GTX+ (or better) that's what I'm using ... paired w/ a 6950(70) it makes a very competent PhysiX card. thumb.gif
And the Radeon HD-5770 is and upgrade over the GeForce 9800 GTX+ card for him ... so it's WIN WIN for everybody, you get a decent PhysiX card, he gets a GPU upgrade. smile.gif

Now thats a pretty good idea if OP wants to try out the whole GPU Physx thing.
Get your rep up and make a Wanted thread going on here.
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but idk how well they scale kind of say and im not an nvidia fan boy i had two of the cards and gave one away to my friend which was froma 4890 to a 5770 and i have his 4890 which if im correct a non reference card so no water blocks and i need to money bad since im unemployee so i might sell it for a good price that is thrown my way.
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