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Should I keep x1950pro if upgrade to HD4k?

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Well, I tried to make the title as explanatory as possible, but that didn't work.

Here's my question: If I upgrade soon to an HD 4k card (not sure which), would there be any advantage to keeping my x1950pro around in the same rig? I mean, I remember briefly in the past of nvidia gpu's running SLI, plus a 3rd gfx card that handled physics processing (not a "physics" card, just a regular gfx card)--anyone know if something like this exists for ATI, or if it's even useful? I'm pretty sure there were rumors of this a couple years ago, but ATI never seemed to pursue it. And perhaps given the current hardware capabilities out now, a separate physics processing card is unnecessary, especially if games don't necessarily support it...?

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I don't think ATI ever released anything for physics processing on a separate video card. There's talks that the new cards will support Havok physics, but that's about it.
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i would say keep it cause you never know when stuff might break and it would make for a backup card, if you already have one (a backup card) then sell it
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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
i would say keep it cause you never know when stuff might break and it would make for a backup card, if you already have one (a backup card) then sell it
Hmm...good point... I think I'll do that. +reps to the responses! Thanks!
    
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I don't think ATI ever released anything for physics processing on a separate video card. There's talks that the new cards will support Havok physics, but that's about it.

There is talk of Physics but not Havok Physics. Havok is intel. Intel hates AMD.
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There is talk of Physics but not Havok Physics. Havok is intel. Intel hates AMD.
No AMD is working with Havok which is owned by Intel. AMD and Intel get along well compared to Nvidia and Intel.
OT: I would keep the card for backup.
Link http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD...sics,5646.html
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just keep if something goes wrong
    
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Yeah keep it as a backup. I've used my backups quite a bit.
    
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