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Hello everyone.

So I am interested in getting a dedicated PhysX card for my sig rig.
How powerful card do I need to get to run ANY Physx game and any future games full out without any hitches?

Would say a GTX 460 or GTX 550 do the trick? Or a GT540 or GT640? What card do you recommend and why?

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Would say a GTX 460 or GTX 550 do the trick? Or a GT540 or GT640? What card do you recommend and why?

With your gpu setup, honestly, you don't need a physX card, IMO. The minimum increase is not worth the cost, IMO. However, if you really want to squeeze every ounce of performance as possible, I do understand wink.gif ...just skip the GT series. The more powerful your primary gpu setup is, the more powerful your physX card should be, especially since you're gaming @ 1440p. With that being said, I would use something like a GTX 650 TI or 660 (non-Ti) with 780 SLI. You might be ok using GTX 650 OC 1Gb (currently, 1Gb is more than enough for physX but nothin' wrong with 2Gb smile.gif )

Check this out... http://www.overclock.net/t/1437283/dedicated-physx-card-tested-780-sli-vs-780-sli-660-ppu

EDIT:

Basically, It depends from game to game (that has physX). One physX enabled game might require more power than the next. At the end of the day, you simply want a gpu the is fast enough but not too slow; and definitely not too fast so you don't overspend on the gpu with your current setup.
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Thank you for the answer. This answers a lot of my questions.

I am aware though that it is not really worth the price and that there are only so many titles that has Physx, but planning for the future with Star Citizen, as it is a game I want to have PhysX on in and will be playing a lot. I also have some other PhysX titles that I enjoy, so in the end it will be a cool performance bump in those smile.gif

In no hurries to get on just yet though, but will try to find a cheap used card online!

Rep+ and congrats on 200 smile.gif
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