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Is this possible to do with a Geforce 7300LE? I have one laying around. My primary card is a msi 7970 lightning.

I'm not sure if the 7xxx series even supports PhysX but even if they did they'd be too weak to run it properly. Especially the lower end cards like the 7300.

So in short; no.
 
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GPU-accelerated PhysX requirements:


Which NVIDIA GeForce GPUs support PhysX?
The minimum requirement to support GPU-accelerated PhysX is a GeForce 8-series or later GPU with a minimum of 32 cores and a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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GPU-accelerated PhysX requirements:


Which NVIDIA GeForce GPUs support PhysX?
The minimum requirement to support GPU-accelerated PhysX is a GeForce 8-series or later GPU with a minimum of 32 cores and a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory
It has all that except starting with the number 8.

Might pick up a old 9800. Is it worth my time for physx? I know I preordered borderlands 2 and that has physx.
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It has all that except starting with the number 8.
Might pick up a old 9800. Is it worth my time for physx? I know I preordered borderlands 2 and that has physx.


Id probably get something with a few more Cuda cores than that, i had an 8800GTX for dedicated Physx and it was barely enough for the UT3 PhysX maps, same with Mafia 2, barely enough.

I think you should see if you can stretch to a used GTX260 from Ebay etc. PhysX is ok but its not a game changer, that said i had to try it for myself, people say its not worth it and thats partly true, but if you want to try it out then...try it out, just wish there was more games with GPU PhysX.

Also with an Nvidia dont forget you can use the GPU to convert video files with Badaboom and MediaCoder
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9800GTs aren't too bad if you OC them. Your best bet would be a GT 430 or higher. A GT 240 used to be one of the best price/performance wise, but with the latest hybrid mod I think you lose DX11 functionality in some games if the physx card doesn't support it.
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Need help, in GPU-Z on my GT 220 it has PhysX ticked but say when i run FluidMark there is no load on the GT220 but my 7970 goes up to around 30-40% Is this right?
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Ok heres a question. Is more cuda cores always better? Or is it like a a cpu where the same amount of cores on a faster cpu is just, faster. I been looking around and the 450 seems to be really good for price. Supports dx11 and all. But then I seen the latest cards have literally 1000 more cuda cores. Of course I am not going to pay more than 100 - 125 bucks for dedicated physx, but hell, is there a large difference? If a 280 will do me for games like Borderlands 2, I am fine. Its about the only physx game I have. That and I think just cause 2. But the 280 is dx 10 and I don't know if this guy is correct about losing dx11.
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Ok heres a question. Is more cuda cores always better? Or is it like a a cpu where the same amount of cores on a faster cpu is just, faster. I been looking around and the 450 seems to be really good for price. Supports dx11 and all. But then I seen the latest cards have literally 1000 more cuda cores. Of course I am not going to pay more than 100 - 125 bucks for dedicated physx, but hell, is there a large difference? If a 280 will do me for games like Borderlands 2, I am fine. Its about the only physx game I have. That and I think just cause 2. But the 280 is dx 10 and I don't know if this guy is correct about losing dx11.
Nvidia changed their entire philosophy with regard to shader units, etc with the move to Kepler so it's difficult to compare them to previous models in that way. That being said, within the same architectural generations more cuda cores is generally better. You have to factor in clock speed and architecture efficiency as well as memory bandwidth as well when comparing different series of cards.

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I'm not looking into kepler though. If the minimum I need is say a GTX400 series, that is all I'm buying. My main card is a 7970 and as far as I have seen in a bunch of marks, the 7970 and the 680 go toe to toe but when it comes to a high res display(s) the 7970 takes the prize. Anything above 1920x1080p, kepler suffers. Now currently my only monitor is 27' @ 1080p, and I do want to get another few monitors. Probably a 2 in vertical to go on each side. So yea. I just want the minimum. Currently the only game with physx I will play is borderlands 2.
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I'm not looking into kepler though. If the minimum I need is say a GTX400 series, that is all I'm buying. My main card is a 7970 and as far as I have seen in a bunch of marks, the 7970 and the 680 go toe to toe but when it comes to a high res display(s) the 7970 takes the prize. Anything above 1920x1080p, kepler suffers. Now currently my only monitor is 27' @ 1080p, and I do want to get another few monitors. Probably a 2 in vertical to go on each side. So yea. I just want the minimum. Currently the only game with physx I will play is borderlands 2.
I need to clarify about losing DX11. As long as you don't extend the display on the nvidia card you won't lose it.
I'd look at a 9800GT, GT240 or higher, or GT430 or higher. Whatever makes the most economic sense.
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a GT630 might work well also
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