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Hi all,

Just bought a 448 core 560 Ti and was wondering if I could put my 8800 GTS to use as a physx card in the 4x slot on my Z68MA-ED55. Would there be any sort of bottlenecking or am I good?

Also, will an i3 2100 hold back this configuration?

Thanks.
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You're good.
A better CPU would certainly help.
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Slightly related question: I've got an old 8800GTS sitting around. Can I use this for PhysX if my main video card is ATI, or will the nVidia drivers not play well with that?
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Slightly related question: I've got an old 8800GTS sitting around. Can I use this for PhysX if my main video card is ATI, or will the nVidia drivers not play well with that?

There is a way to hack it, but it doesn't work 100%.
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post #5 of 11
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Hi all,
Just bought a 448 core 560 Ti and was wondering if I could put my 8800 GTS to use as a physx card in the 4x slot on my Z68MA-ED55. Would there be any sort of bottlenecking or am I good?
Also, will an i3 2100 hold back this configuration?
Thanks.

yeh you can, another 4x pci-e is produced by another co-processor chip and there is no bottlenecking only higher power usage
i3 2100 for 560 ti 448 makes a bottleneck in cpu-gpu relation use a better cpu such as i5 2500k
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It'll work fine all around. That i3 2100 won't hold back anything unless its a SUPER CPU heavy game.
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Hi all,
Just bought a 448 core 560 Ti and was wondering if I could put my 8800 GTS to use as a physx card in the 4x slot on my Z68MA-ED55. Would there be any sort of bottlenecking or am I good?
Also, will an i3 2100 hold back this configuration?
Thanks.

You can run it as dedicated PhysX. Adding a card asPhysX won't add a "bottleneck". You are fine..but you may or may not even see increase in performance by using that as a PhysX card.though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nuxes View Post

Slightly related question: I've got an old 8800GTS sitting around. Can I use this for PhysX if my main video card is ATI, or will the nVidia drivers not play well with that?

You can run the drivers together just fine.
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He's obviously waiting for ivy bridge. The 4x goes to your chipset so it won't help your performance too much (maybe like 5 fps in reality), look at the temperature difference (as it MIGHT impede airflow to your primary gpu) so decide if the performance boost - cost in temperature is worth it. W/e you do have fun thumb.gif.

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yeh you can, another 4x pci-e is produced by another co-processor chip and there is no bottlenecking only higher power usage
i3 2100 for 560 ti 448 makes a bottleneck in cpu-gpu relation use a better cpu such as i5 2500k
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It'll work fine all around. That i3 2100 won't hold back anything unless its a SUPER CPU heavy game.
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You can run it as dedicated PhysX. Adding a card asPhysX won't add a "bottleneck". You are fine..but you may or may not even see increase in performance by using that as a PhysX card.though.
You can run the drivers together just fine.

Well its for playing Batman AC. I tried to run Physx on the 560 Ti but it dropped it down considerably. I just now put the GPU in and applied the overclock it had before I got the new GPU. Thanks guys!
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Slightly related question: I've got an old 8800GTS sitting around. Can I use this for PhysX if my main video card is ATI, or will the nVidia drivers not play well with that?


Yes you can and this is how to set it up post #1124

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