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Hybrid PhysX with a 9500 GT?

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Picked up Borderlands 2 because of a sale yesterday, and I've really wanted to get PhysX working. The effects in that game make it so much better. I've got a 9500 GT in an older rig right now that I could run with my 7850 in a hybrid PhysX set up, but I don't know if it's enough. Being an AMD guy I really have not the slightest clue the requirements for PhysX. Is my old 1 GB DDR2 9500 GT going to be enough as a dedicated PhysX card or is it not worth the hassle swapping cards and getting the drivers to work?
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Well usually a 8800 GTS is considered the bare minimum and for more modern games even faster cards are needed like a GTX 460 or a GTX 650. That being said every games needs are different and if the game has a medium/low physX setting you might get acceptable frame rates with a 9500 GT. I would not count on it but as you have the card you might as well try it.
    
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You'd probably be better off letting your CPU handle the physx calculations. The 9500gt is a weak GPU. By all means try it as I'd be somewhat interested in seeing the results, but I think you'd be better off just letting your i5 handle the physx.

Check this out.

http://physxinfo.com/news/9425/borderlands-2-is-cpu-capable-of-handling-the-physx-effects/
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Yeah, I've been running it off my CPU and so far everything works great. Only hiccup I've had was at the end of the first real boss fight "Boom and his brother Bewm", just because there was so much shrapnel laying around I guess. Literally the whole area was covered.

Tomorrow I'll tinker with it and see how well the 9500 GT will do, right now I just want to play tongue.gif
Thanks for the help.
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I wouldn't recommend doing it. It will probably decrease performance
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I must do it, for science!
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