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So how much load does PhysX put on a dedicated PhysX GPU? Would I be okay just grabbing a dinky little HTPC-esque card like an 8600GT, or would I need something with a bit more power like a 9600GT/GT240?
I most games all you need is a 8800 for PhysX to perform nicely. In Mafia 2 u actually get a lot more fps if you use GTX280 for physX.
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Alrighty, thanks.
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I'll buy a GTX 460, should I use my 8800GT as PhysX dedicated card? Or It can handle everything on its own. Also would it be especially good if I have only a core2duo 2.66ghz if that matters?
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I'll buy a GTX 460, should I use my 8800GT as PhysX dedicated card? Or It can handle everything on its own. Also would it be especially good if I have only a core2duo 2.66ghz if that matters?
The 8800GT as a PhysX card will help.
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Is is still true that a 8800GTS dedicated to physx, alongside a GTX470 must both be plugged in a monitor ?

I have read some "aging" posts about it but maybe the driver takes care of that now...

thanks
No, you don't need to do that anymore!
 
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If I use my 8800GT as PhysX card, will I be able to run monitor(s) from it in windows extended desktop mode? If yes, also while gaming?
Edited by Firsh - 9/2/10 at 12:48pm
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hi there. I have a question. I have a ASUS P5N72-T Premium mobo and it has 2 PCI-e 2.0 slots at x16 and one PCI-E 1.0 slot also at x16 speed. I installed a GTX 470 in a 2.0 PCI-E slot and I want to use my GTX 260 for physx.

in wich slot do I need to put it in? the PCI-E 2.0 or 1.0?
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hi there. I have a question. I have a ASUS P5N72-T Premium mobo and it has 2 PCI-e 2.0 slots at x16 and one PCI-E 1.0 slot also at x16 speed. I installed a GTX 470 in a 2.0 PCI-E slot and I want to use my GTX 260 for physx.

in wich slot do I need to put it in? the PCI-E 2.0 or 1.0?
It should be fine in either slot.
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So how much load does PhysX put on a dedicated PhysX GPU? Would I be okay just grabbing a dinky little HTPC-esque card like an 8600GT, or would I need something with a bit more power like a 9600GT/GT240?
I think it should be added to this FAQ that the 8600GT will actually slow your system down when running PhysX intensive games such as Mafia 2. It is NOT strong enough to handle that game's calculations and WILL lower your framerate due to processing lag when used as a DedPhysX card.

If you don't believe me just check my thread with my benchmarks.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8223...ted-ppu-3.html
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I think it should be added to this FAQ that the 8600GT will actually slow your system down when running PhysX intensive games such as Mafia 2. It is NOT strong enough to handle that game's calculations and WILL lower your framerate due to processing lag when used as a DedPhysX card.

If you don't believe me just check my thread with my benchmarks.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8223...ted-ppu-3.html
The same is true for any wide-ranged combo - for example two GTX 480s and a 9600GSO for PhysX. The GTX 480s are so much faster than the 9600GSO, in which case PhysX performance would be much greater when handled by the 480s rather then having the 9600GSO run dedicated PhysX.
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