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you obviously screwed up when you sold the 2nd 580... buy it back and use it for physX ... its the only way you'll get maximum frames.. and please be sure to run Furmark for 24 hours prior to any gaming. to make sure its stable.
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guys i forgot to tell u that iam on a single GTX 580 as i sold my other card coz of heat issues.Would u really not recommend a card for PHYSX if iam only on 580?

don't even bother. save your $100 and buy yourself a nice dinner =)
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you obviously screwed up when you sold the 2nd 580... buy it back and use it for physX ... its the only way you'll get maximum frames.. and please be sure to run Furmark for 24 hours prior to any gaming. to make sure its stable.
bro i live in india and its pretty warm here and i hate watercooling so sold my gtx 580.I was feeling a PHYSX would make my fps more in batman AC?
    
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post #14 of 20
here is the deal, your system plays games perfectly fine, if you're experiencing poor frames then you got other issues on hand. I was trying to be funny. stick with what you have and stop asking questions that you already know the answer to.
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I have done a lot of dedicated PhysX card testing back when I had a 590. I found that a dedicated PhysX card will not give a big performance gain except in 2 games, Batman AC and Mafia 2. Other PhysX games not so much. Mafia you will receive @ 10-15% performance at maxed out settings. But Batman, the heaviest PhysX used game to date, gave me a massive 2X the performance when taking the PhysX load off my 590, with PhysX settings maxed on 1920x1080. The thing is for Batman you need at least a GTX 460 or higher for a dedicated card to run PhysX on high or else it will not do you any good. The new gtx 650 just releasd for @ $100 bucks, i wonder how well that would work? I know that is not a lot of games that you get a big performance boost, but Batman's PhysX was so badass on high, once I saw it, I refuse to play the game without it.

Now Boarderland 2 looks like its getting a very high proccessing PhysX code also, so your dedicated PhysX card will pay off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFkDrKvBRU
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I used to use a GTS 450 for physx and it was awesome mate. Can't go wrong.
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post #18 of 20
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guys i forgot to tell u that iam on a single GTX 580 as i sold my other card coz of heat issues.Would u really not recommend a card for PHYSX if iam only on 580?

Yup would still not recommend a PhysX card unless you get like a 460 dirt cheap.. you're 580 is more than capable of handling the PhysX by itself. A GT 610 is not something you would want to use for PhysX, either.. that card is not a gaming card, period. I doubt it would even handle the PhysX, you'd probably end up getting worse frame rates.
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If you can find a 260 or 460 still somewhere, those would probably be optimal. Aside from that, a 450 or 550 is not a bad choice to pair with a 580.

From what I've seen around here, a lot of people have made up their mind's about using dedicated physX cards based on really small samples of data. Like they look the results of using a dedicated card in one game or benchmark and decide that this is 'representative' of the total population.

In reality, across the full gamut of possible scenarios, there's a pretty wide range in levels of 'usefulness' when it comes to using a dedicated card. And the most important 'deciding' factor is this: How difficult is the graphical load ASIDE from the PhysX component, relative to the power of the card(s) you're using for rendering?

If the game/bench is basically really easy to run in terms of rendering (Fluidmark provides an extreme example of what I'm referring to, but so do many of the older games that support HW PhysX), then yeah ... a dedicated card doesn't make any sense, and may even lower your performance if it's significantly slower than your main card.

OTOH, you take a game who's rendering component is actually really demanding (like, say, Batman AC, maxed out at 1080p in DX11 with full AA), then you're in a scenario where you have no 'extra' GPU power to spare to do the physX calculations.

In such a case (assuming you've enable PhysX in the game) practically ANY physX card is going to provide you with a performance boost over not having one at all, and you're likely to see some pretty nice perf scaling with the quality of the physX card that you deploy (up to certain point, at least).
    
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hey brett thanks sir so what would u suggest should i go for it or not?
    
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