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I didnt know where to put this thread. I hear PhysX cards can increase your fps in physic demanding games (hl2/sourcemods) by taking the physics load off the cpu and letting the physx card handle it. Does anyone here have experience with these cards?
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Don't use them.

Most games don't support them
the cpu can do it fine
and its a waste
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The PhysX card only works with supported games and with newer hardware is unnecessary. Newer processors (C2D, AMD X2) can hand data rapidly, not to mention DX9 and DX10 cards with far more memory compared to a card like the 6800. Essentially, you could waste $149 on a PhysX card or you could put that towards faster ram, processor or video card and see a greater performance gain.
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iwould get one for the future so you dont have to buy one down the road but i think the 8800 aleady has a physx thing in it
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
iwould get one for the future so you dont have to buy one down the road but i think the 8800 aleady has a physx thing in it
but then they will be cheaper if any games EVER support it. (ok a few do but its not worth it for the future because if they are used in the future they will be cheaper....)
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Someone who OWNS this card please help me out.
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I got a Quad Core so I don't have to get a PhysX Card Not like I would ever think of getting an Agiea PhsyX Card, because, I would spend that money towards a better Graphics Card. For example:

Instead of getting an 8800GTS ($300) and a PhysX Card ($150) I would get an 8800GTX ($500).
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Originally Posted by six70 View Post
Someone who OWNS this card please help me out.
thats the point.

ALmost no one here owns on because there not worh it

http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/381/

heres a review
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post #9 of 40
To be compeltely honest, dont even wait for someone who has the card to comment.

Go to Ageia's site and look at the limited list of supported games. Sure, Unreal 3 will supposedly have it, but thats a long ways off.

Do yourself a favor and get a new gpu or cpu with the money. You will be MUCH MUCH better off.
    
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HL2 is one of the easiest games to run, it's not really demanding. Last generation hardware will run it fine, I remember I wanted to get a 3000+ Venice with a 6600GT, that set-up will run CSS and HL2 pretty fine at decent settings. The physx card it not worth it.
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