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Hello

I'm looking for an nice gaming card for around $130 dollars. I play mostly source

Games: Source games-Counter-Strike, TF2, Half-Lifea also Oblivion and Red Orchestra 2.

Native resolution: 1920x1080

I would like Physx but im not sure how many games use that technology so really AMD or Nvidia is fine with me
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Hello

I'm looking for an nice gaming card for around $130 dollars. I play mostly source

Games: Source games-Counter-Strike, TF2, Half-Lifea also Oblivion and Red Orchestra 2.

Native resolution: 1920x1080

I would like Physx but im not sure how many games use that technology so really AMD or Nvidia is fine with me

Physx is dying out and it's nothing a CPU couldn't handle, Nvidia just makes it so people waste money on it, and with a 130 dollar video card, you won't be using it anyways

Look at the 7770 or a 650. 7xxx series overclocks pretty darn well. At stock a 650ti is slightly better than a stock 7770. You really can't go wrong either way for the price especially for what you listed above
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the Sapphire HD 7770 for USD 115 is a good card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202011

if you can find a GTX 650 Ti for USD 130 its a great deal.
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They are still making a number of games with physx but, i agree nothing a cpu can't handle and i have never seen a game with a physx feature that was worth while.
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They are still making a number of games with physx but, i agree nothing a cpu can't handle and i have never seen a game with a physx feature that was worth while.

Oh you mean like in Batman where there was already physics, like the cape moving and being able to push around garbage cans etc...but if physx was enabled! You could rip cloth and...have...individual...paper flying around.
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Oh you mean like in Batman where there was already physics, like the cape moving and being able to push around garbage cans etc...but if physx was enabled! You could rip cloth and...have...individual...paper flying around.

Does it matter with game play? Is it really that amazing? I'm not saying it's trash, I just don't see it as that important. At least in Batman they did something different usually it's just extra debris from explosions.
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Does it matter with game play? Is it really that amazing? I'm not saying it's trash, I just don't see it as that important. At least in Batman they did something different usually it's just extra debris from explosions.
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Does it matter with game play? Is it really that amazing? I'm not saying it's trash, I just don't see it as that important. At least in Batman they did something different usually it's just extra debris from explosions.

Nope, Physx was trash from the day it was first released by Ageia with their trash little pci cards they released with it. Nvida just knows how to market and exploit people into thinking that it's actually worth it. It really just gives people a reason to buy a random GPU for it when they have cash to burn.
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