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Nvidia GT 440 as PhysX card + GTX 980 TI

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Hey,

So i have an extra GT 440 lying around.

It can play Battlefield 3 and 4,
It can play games like League of Legends at 1080 high settings.


Could i use this card as a dedicated PhysX card?

I mean its not a bad card.

I wonder if it would take a load off my 980 TI

I wonder if it can handle the physx at all :'d


Any thoughts?
post #2 of 5

No, it will be a bottleneck. You will get worse performance that way. Just let the 980 Ti handle everything.

 

Now, if you had like say a GTX 960 or a GTX 760 or 770 or something like that, then I might say "try it and see".

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Correct, it'll be a bottleneck.

I have tested it with a PhysX heavy game like Mafia 2 and there you see a decent increase.

But all the other games actually got worse!

It's because the new cards are so powerfull they can calculate everything (image and physx) and if you pop in a slower card to do the physx, the faster card HAS to wait for it, resulting in slower performance...

Oh and I was testing it with my 780Ti and a GTX470

For that reason I just bought a 2nd 780TI tongue.gif
   
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I concur, your 980ti will have to wait up for the slower card thus creating a bottleneck that you don't want.
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It's because the PhysX processing power of the GTX 980 Ti is much better than the PhysX processing power of something like the GT 440.

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