Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 9500GT 512MB DDR2 as Physx card?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

9500GT 512MB DDR2 as Physx card?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi i can get a cheap 9500GT (dual slot passive cooling)
I was thinking of running it as a Physx card along with my GTX260.
Is there any real benefit of doing this in games?
I mainly play:
Crysis
FC2
UT3
and some of the new racing games.
Also soon will play Diablo 3

Thanx
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 Foxconn Renaissance POV GTX 260 216sp EXO 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB Samsung F1 RAID 0 LG DVD+/-RW Lightscribe Vista Ultimate x64 19" Hanns.G New York 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PCP&C TurboCool 860W Cooler Master Elite 330 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 Foxconn Renaissance POV GTX 260 216sp EXO 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB Samsung F1 RAID 0 LG DVD+/-RW Lightscribe Vista Ultimate x64 19" Hanns.G New York 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PCP&C TurboCool 860W Cooler Master Elite 330 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
UT3 is the only game on your list that even uses PhysX.

Anyway, the 9500GT isn't a very fast PhysX card and probably would not gain you any performance.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok thanx,
Just thought it can take the load off my CPU and GPU.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 Foxconn Renaissance POV GTX 260 216sp EXO 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB Samsung F1 RAID 0 LG DVD+/-RW Lightscribe Vista Ultimate x64 19" Hanns.G New York 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PCP&C TurboCool 860W Cooler Master Elite 330 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 Foxconn Renaissance POV GTX 260 216sp EXO 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500GB Samsung F1 RAID 0 LG DVD+/-RW Lightscribe Vista Ultimate x64 19" Hanns.G New York 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech PCP&C TurboCool 860W Cooler Master Elite 330 Razer Copperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
If you PhysX card is too slow relative to your GPU, the rest of the system is going to wait around for that card, and it could even reduce performance in some case.

A 9600GT/GSO would be a better match for a GTX260.
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(15 items)
 
Secondary
(13 items)
 
Vishera Testbed
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.3GHz, 1.225v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F4m) 2x Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC New Edition (10036... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Reference R9 290X w/Stilt's MLU 1000e / 1375m E... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-19-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 1600MT/s 7-8-8-1... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 2x Seagate 7200.10 RAID 0 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Prolimatech Genesis + 2x140mm Cougar 1200rpm Windows Server 2008 R2 Antec TP-750 Antec P182 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-9590 @ 5GHz, 1.55v ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Reference NVIDIA GTX 780 2x8GiB G.Skill DDR3-1866 10-11-10-30-T1, 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M500 480GB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB XSPC RX360 + X20 750 + Raystorm Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2740L Seasonic SS-860XP2 Coolermaster HAF-932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by kajjot View Post
Hi i can get a cheap 9500GT (dual slot passive cooling)
I was thinking of running it as a Physx card along with my GTX260.
Is there any real benefit of doing this in games?
I mainly play:
Crysis
FC2
UT3
and some of the new racing games.
Also soon will play Diablo 3

Thanx
Hello,

NVIDIA and the gaming development community is very pumped about PhysX and upcoming games will begin to take advantage of it more and more, (some games of course already do, and they look much better with it on ).

But back to your question, the GeForce 9500 GT is the bare minimum for running PhysX (32 cores), having a dedicated card would def off load some work from your CPU, and GPU, it certianly wouldnt hurt.

You can expect about a 5-15% increase in performance in games with PhysX enabled.

Hope this helps.

,Thedarklord
Draconis
(14 items)
 
Phoenix
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4930K @ 3.4 Ghz (4.0 Turbo) Asus X79 Sabertooth EVGA GeForce GTX 980 SC (SuperClocked) Corsair 32 GB DDR3 1866 Mhz Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB External Dell DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (Retail) Dell 24 Inch U2413 (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent Corsair HX1000i Corsair Obsidian 900D Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Mouse Pad Medium Logitech 5.1 Z5300e 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 960T @ 3.6 Ghz (3.8 Turbo) Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SC (SuperClocked) 16 GB Corsair DDR3 1600 Mhz Dominator 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 Evo 1 TB Western Digital Black 1 TB Lite-On DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit / Ubuntu Desktop 11.1... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 24 Inch U2410 (1920x1200) Corsair Strafe RGB MX Red Corsair HX750i Corsair Obsidian 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Corsair Mouse Pad Small Logitech 2.1 X230 
  hide details  
Reply
Draconis
(14 items)
 
Phoenix
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4930K @ 3.4 Ghz (4.0 Turbo) Asus X79 Sabertooth EVGA GeForce GTX 980 SC (SuperClocked) Corsair 32 GB DDR3 1866 Mhz Vengeance Pro 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro 1 TB External Dell DVD-RW Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (Retail) Dell 24 Inch U2413 (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent Corsair HX1000i Corsair Obsidian 900D Razer Mamba Tournament Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Mouse Pad Medium Logitech 5.1 Z5300e 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 960T @ 3.6 Ghz (3.8 Turbo) Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 480 SC (SuperClocked) 16 GB Corsair DDR3 1600 Mhz Dominator 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 850 Evo 1 TB Western Digital Black 1 TB Lite-On DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit / Ubuntu Desktop 11.1... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 24 Inch U2410 (1920x1200) Corsair Strafe RGB MX Red Corsair HX750i Corsair Obsidian 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Corsair Mouse Pad Small Logitech 2.1 X230 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 9500GT 512MB DDR2 as Physx card?