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is using a GT 430 as a dedicated PHYSX card paired with a gtx 670 a bad idea?

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I'm wondering if this is a stupid idea. Basically I have an extra GT 430 but I'm thinking it is such a weak card it won't even be effective as a phys x card?

As in it will actually give me less fps in games than just using my 670.
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I'm wondering if this is a stupid idea. Basically I have an extra GT 430 but I'm thinking it is such a weak card it won't even be effective as a phys x card?

As in it will actually give me less fps in games than just using my 670.

Its not too hard to fire up Mafia 2 and try playing it with and without the 430 to find out. thumb.gif
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With todays gfx tech its useless to have a decidated physx card. They have so much power that can also run physx with no issues or performance drop.
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doing some googling and it doesn't seem to be worth it.

Also I don't have mafia 2. I do have both metro games and batman arkham asylum/city and borderlands 2.

I was just trying to avoid having to do a whole bunch of tedious tests to figure it out.

Basically I am a bit lazy and was hoping someone could point me to a comprehensive test someone else has done biggrin.gif

seems it would only be worth it if I had an AMD card.
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doing some googling and it doesn't seem to be worth it.

Also I don't have mafia 2. I do have both metro games and batman arkham asylum/city and borderlands 2.

I was just trying to avoid having to do a whole bunch of tedious tests to figure it out.

Basically I am a bit lazy and was hoping someone could point me to a comprehensive test someone else has done biggrin.gif

seems it would only be worth it if I had an AMD card.

Get rid of borderlands 2 from that list as a test of PhysX.
I can max that game at 1900x1200 with just a 480 tongue.gif

Ive seen some testing done.
I think it was Hexus.
The consensus is that anything weaker than a 650 shouldn't be used as a dedicated physx card as it lacks the power to make any difference
The other half of the conclusion was that its a waste of energy to use a dedicated physx card because it doesnt make enough difference when the card IS powerful enough
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