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I just pulled the trigger on a 4770K and Asus Z87-WS; right now I have a 680 GTX running one display, and a 430 GT running 2 others and doing PhysX. This is the first time I've munked around with one of those fancy GPU-in-a-CPU chips, would I be able to set two displays up on Integrated Graphics and just have the 430 doing PhysX, or is there a practical reason (heat) not to do that?
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Setting up two displays on the integrated card is possible. Having a 430 GT run physx will actually decrease rather than improve performance. You'll have better performance with just a 680 gtx.
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Setting up two displays on the integrated card is possible. Having a 430 GT run physx will actually decrease rather than improve performance. You'll have better performance with just a 680 gtx.
Why is that?
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Actually the 430 shouldn't do bad as physx remember it's Fermi not kepler so it isn't compute crippled, A GTX 460 would work best though.


That being said the IGP is great for running accessory displays and it's heat output is pretty much non exsistant
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Thanks for the replies; I can confirm that a 430 does make a decent PhysX mule, or at least a LOT better than setting PhysX on the CPU. When it comes to PhysX on the 430 as opposed to the 680, the results *appear* to be about the same, but I haven't done any benchmarking to confirm that. The 430 was just sitting around and I decided to dust it off and run my 2nd & 3rd monitors with it; the PhysX thing was just a "let's see what happens" experiment that didn't blow up in my face.

In any event, thanks for the replies, I'm not sure what I'll end up doing with the final setup but figured it would help to know my options smile.gif
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