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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.
So in other words it's an issue of power ratios. Like if I paired a 8800GT w/ a 8600GT for an example, it would see definite improvement in that scenario?
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So in other words it's an issue of power ratios. Like if I paired a 8800GT w/ a 8600GT for an example, it would see definite improvement in that scenario?
Exactly. You would benefit from a configuration like that. On the other hand, if it were a GTX 470 with a 8600GT, you would decrease performance.
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Can you give us a guide as to what is too far out of range? Should I get rid of my GTX 260? Could I use an old 9800gt with something from the 400 series?
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Can you give us a guide as to what is too far out of range? Should I get rid of my GTX 260? Could I use an old 9800gt with something from the 400 series?
You could probably sell your GTX 260 and get yourself a 9800GT or 9800GTX that will do the job nicely .
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Already have an old 9800GT sitting around left over from my wife's old computer
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post #96 of 269
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Exactly. You would benefit from a configuration like that. On the other hand, if it were a GTX 470 with a 8600GT, you would decrease performance.
Ok, that makes sense, thanks.
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i have a gtx 470, do i need a dedicated physx card?
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i have a gtx 470, do i need a dedicated physx card?
Do you NEED one? No, probably not, your GTX 470 could probably handle things on it's own quite well. But, going above and beyond won't hurt either .
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post #99 of 269
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Do you NEED one? No, probably not, your GTX 470 could probably handle things on it's own quite well. But, going above and beyond won't hurt either .
This is overkillclock.net after all...
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Since I'm doing a completely new build and have never used Physx before, I read through this thread to just get some info..then the question hit me.. would recycling my current card into my next build as a Physx card benefit me? And as it turns out, this is exactly what you guys are talking about, and pretty much the same question has already been asked, but I'll tweak it a little bit more to match it to my circumstances.

I'll be running SLI GTX 470s, the card in my current rig is a 9800GT. Should I use it w/ the SLI 470s for Phsyx? If it would benefit me at all, then I'd do it for sure, since I've got nothing else to use the card for.

Though if I do use it..it raises the question to if a 750w PSU is enough to handle a 4.2Ghz 950, SLI 470s, and a 9800GT..hmm..
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