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Well, I was chuggin along in Opportunity when all of a sudden I dropped all the way to a hault. IT than climbed back up to 60 fps, but I was able to replicate it. The load on my 7970 would drop from ~60% all the way down to 0%. Would this be my 9800 gtx+ being the bottle neck?? I would think if it was that my 7970 would still have some load on it. Load on the 9800 gtx remained from 40-50%.

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Well, I was chuggin along in Opportunity when all of a sudden I dropped all the way to a hault. IT than climbed back up to 60 fps, but I was able to replicate it. The load on my 7970 would drop from ~60% all the way down to 0%. Would this be my 9800 gtx+ being the bottle neck?? I would think if it was that my 7970 would still have some load on it. Load on the 9800 gtx remained from 40-50%.
Any thoughts?
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The 9800 is bottlenecking the 7970. Look at a similar test here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbww3dhzK0M
Edited by Swolern - 9/26/12 at 8:09am
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would that bottleneck cause my 7970 to lose all of its load?

also that vid has a 550 ti outscoring a 560 ti?

also also that vid is comparing a gtx 580 with a 8600 gt as a physx card. The gtx 580 is capable of running physx, the 7970 is not.

So my comparison is between running physx on a 2500k @ 4.6 ghz or running it on a 9800 gtx+. I guess I can download a benchmark and report back.
Edited by Rickles - 9/26/12 at 11:39am
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The 7970 has to 'wait' for data from the PhysX card before it can be rendered. The 9800 calculates where stuff should go, and the 7970 draws it. If the 9800 can't keep up, the 7970 will halt, in extreme cases.
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I'm using an old GTS 250 for PhysX and I have to say this mid-range card still does the job quite well in Borderlands 2. With a HD5970 as primary render @1080p, the framerates don't drop to bellow 30FPS and the game never lags, even in multiplayer boss fights with PhysX high.
If I use my Core i7-920 @ 4Ghz to run PhysX, the FPS drops bellow 22FPS when there are lots of fluid simulations going on.

Recorded with FRAPS:


There's a quite interesting article HERE, where it states a Core i7 2600K can keep the min framerates above 29 @ 1680*1050

No doubts, Borderlands 2 has the best PhysX implementation I saw in many years; not only for the actual effects' quality - cloth, particles and fluid simulations -, but, mostly for rendering performance. I liked Dark Void PhysX but, Borderlands 2 takes it to an all new level.

Try that again, but with things that bleed out, instead of robots. Your FPS won't be as healthy tongue.gif
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Try that again, but with things that bleed out, instead of robots. Your FPS won't be as healthy tongue.gif
Yeah, with the blood, the FPS aren't as healthy as 30FPS, indeed. Nevertheless, the gameplay don't slowdown and game never lags. Minimum framerates drops to 24 but, for milisecs and very few times during the game, which for me is OK.
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making me wish I had waited for the 670 to launch before I got my 7970 frown.gif
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I just got my 7970 DC2T in today and was wondering if using my 580 for physx is ok?
Edited by Tatakai All - 9/26/12 at 7:22pm
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I just got my 7970 DC2T in today and was wondering if using my 580 for physx is ok?

Heck ya! Just make sure your PSU is up to par and run the Physx hybrid hack. http://www.overclock.net/t/591872/how-to-run-physx-in-windows-7-with-ati-cards
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Heck ya! Just make sure your PSU is up to par and run the Physx hybrid hack. http://www.overclock.net/t/591872/how-to-run-physx-in-windows-7-with-ati-cards

Is it? It's the one in my sig, a Corsair HX 750.
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