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Hello,

I currently have a GTX680 and a GTX260 in my rig. Out of curiosity, what setup do you think would be more ideal? I only game on the centre monitor and do not use Nvidia Surround.

How I currently have it - GTX680 powers my centre monitor with my GTX260 powering my left and right monitors. The 260 is also dedicated to PhysX processing should the game support it.

Or, should I go for the following setup? - Use the GTX680 to power my centre monitor through HDMI, my left/right via DVI and process PhysX. Remove my 260 along with it's power draw, heat output whilst also freeing up some PCI lanes for the 680.

I don't really know if the extra PCI lanes will make that much of a difference but I thought I'd see what you guys think...

Thanks
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Option 2. The 260 doesn't improve your PhysX performance because it's weaker than the 680. Save some power smile.gif
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Option 2. The 260 doesn't improve your PhysX performance because it's weaker than the 680. Save some power smile.gif

Interesting. I would have thought it would of as it's more than powerful enough to handle PhysX and also takes some of the load of the 680. Leaving it with nothing to do than power the game on one monitor.
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Why dont you benckmark it and let us know?
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Because it's a lot of hassle to remove the card from my WC'd rig. I'd rather see what the community thinks/ can share from personal experience. Seems like a better plan than potentially wasting my time on something with minimal or no reward... redface.gif
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Leave it in but unpower/disable it and bench.
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Interesting. I would have thought it would of as it's more than powerful enough to handle PhysX and also takes some of the load of the 680. Leaving it with nothing to do than power the game on one monitor.

Here's a video from Linus explaining the dedicated PhysX thing
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I guess I could remove the power/disable it and test. Will have to wait till tomorrow though frown.gif
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