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I have used 9800 Gt's and gtx 460 768Mb as PhysX cards (GTX 480 as primary). The 460 definitely did a better job, but if you are willing to spend a $100 for PhysX get a kepler card. Not as fast, but overclockable, less power draw and less heat.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500272 $99.99.

Also, unless things have changed you have to install a hack to enable this. I don't believe you can just plug in the card, run the nvidia drivers and select PhysX. I'd track instructions down for the hack and see if you want to go to the trouble (which has to be redone everytime you update drivers - I think)

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Edited by Fan o' water - 11/8/12 at 6:32pm
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I have used 9800 Gt's and gtx 460 768Mb as PhysX cards (GTX 480 as primary). The 460 definitely did a better job, but if you are willing to spend a $100 for PhysX get a kepler card. Faster, less power draw and less heat.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500272 $99.99.
Also, unless things have changed you have to install a hack to enable this. I don't believe you can just plug in the card, run the nvidia drivers and select PhysX. I'd track instructions down for the hack and see if you want to go to the trouble (which has to be redone everytime you update drivers - I think)
Cheers

A GTS 650 is not faster than a GTX 460. If he gets a GTS 650Ti however, then that would be faster than the GTX 460 and a suitable offering in the Kepler series of cards.
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You are correct, I edited the post but too late.
I think the important thing is for the OP to realize it isn't plug and play. My friend has constant hassles.
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@ Fan o water, don't worry, I know about the plug and play, I just wonder is there any physical link that have to be put between the monitor & the card or the physx card & the 7950?

As the for GTS 650ti I could grab it for around 110$. I think I will wait a little bit and check the offers on the market.

What would you guys get that is GTX 460 // GTS 650ti level? I want to spend around 60-80$ and will overclock the card if needed.

Note: I am looking for every models (is there a list?) that are suitable for my needs.
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@ Fan o water, don't worry, I know about the plug and play, I just wonder is there any physical link that have to be put between the monitor & the card or the physx card & the 7950?
As the for GTS 650ti I could grab it for around 110$. I think I will wait a little bit and check the offers on the market.
What would you guys get that is GTX 460 // GTS 650ti level? I want to spend around 60-80$ and will overclock the card if needed.
Note: I am looking for every models (is there a list?) that are suitable for my needs.

There is no link that you need between the physx card and the monitor or the 7950.

The cheapest card you can get is a GTS 450 used but that would be less performance. The other best options are 550Ti, GTX 460, or a 650Ti. It does not matter how much VRAM the card has, get the cheapest one.

Like I said it should be pretty easy to score a GTX 460 for $80 shipped. Try OCN market.
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There is no link that you need between the physx card and the monitor or the 7950.
The cheapest card you can get is a GTS 450 used but that would be less performance. The other best options are 550Ti, GTX 460, or a 650Ti. It does not matter how much VRAM the card has, get the cheapest one.
Like I said it should be pretty easy to score a GTX 460 for $80 shipped. Try OCN market.

Okay, thanks! Well be checking that wink.gif

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The 550ti is the cheapest at the moment. 650ti > 550ti > 460 ?

By looking at the hierarchy chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

650 ti > 460 > 550 ti
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I ran hybrid physx with a GTS 450 before going SLI and it works very well.

Here is a link to help you set it up - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Hybrid-Physx-Setup
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The 550ti is the cheapest at the moment. 650ti > 550ti > 460 ?
By looking at the hierarchy chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
650 ti > 460 > 550 ti

650Ti > 460 > 550Ti

^ This is correct.
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A GTS 650 is not faster than a GTX 460. If he gets a GTS 650Ti however, then that would be faster than the GTX 460 and a suitable offering in the Kepler series of cards.

It's not faster but much cooler and less juice while being new and being under warranty which are nice pluses. I would say a cheap used 460 under 90 or that 650 for 100 are great deals but maybe wait a week or two to check out BF and Cyber Monday deals.

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650Ti > 460 > 550Ti
^ This is correct.
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