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Been trying to catch up with technology.. I just switched my old setup to a FX8350 & 990FXA-UD3.

I have my old GTX260 laying around, been collecting dust for almost a year. And currently have a GTX570 2560mb.

I want to know if there's a point to use the GTX260 as a physX card? I only play BF3, CS:GO and Crysis. Might consider other games in the future.

The GTX570 is averaging 47 fps @ 1900x1200 resolution. But that's with a FX6300 processor. At times, it dips down to mid 20's when there's too much explosions
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Nvm, i just did some research and surprised That i didn't see this link
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135891

Guess I'll give it a try, if there's no improvement. I'll remove the card. Couldn't find any gtx570 2560 on ebay or anything. Really want to get a 2nd one and SLi it.

instead of spending 300 for another card.
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None of the games you listed take advantage of PhysX at all.
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These are the games that utilise PhysX:
http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/technology/PhysX/pc-games
Out of these only Borderlands 2 and Batman: AC will really gain anything from using a dedicated PhysX cards. The others just use light particle effects that don't require much computing power.
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There is definitely a use for it, but not in the above stated games. Games like Borderlands 2, Mafia 2, and Hawken take full advantage of PhysX and utilize the extra CUDA cores in the dedicated PhysX cards. The games you have do not support this but some really great games do thumb.gif
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Yep, and a GTX 260 won't hold a GTX 570 back as it's PhysX card.
    
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Yeap thanks, I'm slow on these things nowadays. Just read them up, probably going to pickup borderlands 2.

Do you think it's a good idea to get a 1gb 570gtx and SLI it with my 2gb 570gtx?

I really don't want to sell this card and get another one. Especially if i can get the gt570 for cheap.
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Yeap thanks, I'm slow on these things nowadays. Just read them up, probably going to pickup borderlands 2.

Do you think it's a good idea to get a 1gb 570gtx and SLI it with my 2gb 570gtx?

I really don't want to sell this card and get another one. Especially if i can get the gt570 for cheap.
I wouldn't, doing that will limit you to 1GB of vram which is very restraining with todays games. If you can get a 2GB card then it's worth it.
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2 2.5GB 570's is a nice setup if you can find a 2nd card for a good price.
As above, games are needing more than 1GB in most cases, roughly 1.5GB is enough for most games at even 1600p, but some games crush 1GB easily like BF3 and Metro 2033 at 1080p.
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2 2.5GB 570's is a nice setup if you can find a 2nd card for a good price.
As above, games are needing more than 1GB in most cases, roughly 1.5GB is enough for most games at even 1600p, but some games crush 1GB easily like BF3 and Metro 2033 at 1080p.

Ah this makes me feel better about the gtx570. I bought it forcefully last year. Bought a GTX550 and it was so small and ugly. I went back to return it, but forgot the dvi converter etc. So i had to find another one with similar accessories.

It just suck that it doesnt get 50 fps average on bf3
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