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I was wondering if I could run this GT 610 512mb version card I have laying around the house as a PHYSX card in conjunction with my 7950? I see that sometimes people will add an NVidia card to their ATI video card setup to handle PHYSX, how would this work out?
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I feel like the 610 would be too weak to properly do PHYSX

But as for being able to do it, there should be modified drivers floating around that you can just install
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That's what I was thinking as well. I received it in a computer someone hsd gifted me awhile back. I was really surprised when it actually ran World of Tanks on low/med settings at 25-40FPS. I know it is much more underpowered than the 7950. If I remember correctly though it did have PhysX settings in the control panel for it, but that might just have been built into nvdia control panel.
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post #4 of 9
I know the 610 will do it (with modded drivers) but it might actually slow your performance being such a budget card. you'd be better off without it
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ok thanks for the help! It just occurred to me as I was rummaging through my boxes of computer parts looking for hardware to mount a kuhler 620 when I came across it and I thought hmmmm...... maybe? anyways, thanks a lot thumb.gif
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post #6 of 9
IF a game has PhysX permanently enabled (Warmonger), then the 610 will help a lot. In all other cases, you don't need it.
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post #7 of 9
the gt 610 could actually improve performance sence the 7950 doesn't support physx and sence the 7950 doesnt support physx the cpu would have to render physx so it should handle physx better then your cpu i would think and physx rendered by the nvidia card will be alot better looking then what will be rendered by the cpu if it where an nvidia card and not the 7950 then yes it would slow down performace but it shouldnt with an ati card however the hybrid physx drivers are outdated and wont work with newer physx games mad.gif
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physx rendered by the nvidia card will be alot better looking then what will be rendered by the cpu

no, it's exactly the same, only 100 times slower on the CPU.
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post #9 of 9
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well im thinking of adding the gt 610 to handle the PhysX in World of Tnaks specifically, which just added PhysX about the middle of last year, it's not really a newer game, it is still DX9 based
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