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Which slot for dedicated PhysX card?

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My question is specific to my setup and was looking to clarify. I'm using the MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX. I have a 760 in the top pci slot and want to use my old 460 as dedicated PhysX. Will the 460 go right under it or in the bottom slot. Also, any info on whether this will be running at x8/x8, will this decrease 760 performance? Thanks!
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Goes on your next available slot.

So in this case, right under your primary card.

Edit: yes your performance will go up because your 760 wont be taking care of the PhysX and will have the extra Cuda cores for other things.
Edited by Dorianime - 10/2/13 at 4:04pm
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Thanks!
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wait.
you can set it to run x16/x4 in the top slots but you have to set that in the BIOS to be like that.
by default it will run x8/x8 and that's a detriment for just PhysX, x16/x4 is better since your not going to be utilizing enough bandwidth for PhysX to cramp up.

or.
put in the bottom slot for it to run x4/ and your primary top card will still run x16/.
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