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Well, I'm waiting for Borderlands 2 to come out before I make this. If I can run the physx on normal with 60fps and it has the effects I will be fine. I know it can run off the cpu, its just poorly optimized.
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Ok bros sorry to be a pain in the ass, but is this good enough? http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-2048MB-Graphics-02G-P4-2643-KR/dp/B0086UXQES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346519311&sr=8-1&keywords=GT+640

Comparing to some of the cards prior to it that were recommended in the past, this has a good amount of cuda cores. Seems like a legit buy for dedicated physx. Of course its low pro so I don't have to worry about any power usage. Someone actually left a review saying it was good for it. Just want opinions. If I can possibly go cheaper with the same performance.
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Ok bros sorry to be a pain in the ass, but is this good enough? http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-2048MB-Graphics-02G-P4-2643-KR/dp/B0086UXQES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346519311&sr=8-1&keywords=GT+640
Comparing to some of the cards prior to it that were recommended in the past, this has a good amount of cuda cores. Seems like a legit buy for dedicated physx. Of course its low pro so I don't have to worry about any power usage. Someone actually left a review saying it was good for it. Just want opinions. If I can possibly go cheaper with the same performance.
You'd be better off with either a GTS450 or 550Ti, or even a GT440/GT630 with GDDR5.

If price is a large factor something like this 9800GT would be perfect if you have room. It's wider memory bus can help reduce the bottlenecking of GDDR3. Plus it's like $60.
Edited by clark_b - 9/5/12 at 10:47am
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Ok so cuda amount isn't as important? I thought thats what it was all about. The 550 looks like decent.
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Ok so cuda amount isn't as important? I thought thats what it was all about. The 550 looks like decent.
The cuda amount is important, but when comparing Kepler (the 600 series) to any of the others you almost need to divide it in half.
Yeah the 550 should be more than fast enough to be paired with even a heavily OC'd 7970.
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The cuda amount is important, but when comparing Kepler (the 600 series) to any of the others you almost need to divide it in half.
Yeah the 550 should be more than fast enough to be paired with even a heavily OC'd 7970.

Please explain yourself. Can't get it. I have a GTX560Ti with a HD7970 OC'd. I know cuda cores are important as the clock speed of the core in a hybrid physx dedicated card, that leaves the memory as the less important thing in a hybrid physx setup. As I had monitored while running heavily physx tests (FluidMark 1.5.0) you can say that memory doesn't play a sifnificant role but the core takes all the work. Here you can check this comparison thanks geek3d.com.

I think the most important things in a hybrid setup are GPU core clock speeds, the amount of cuda cores, and last the pcie lanes. Pcie lane must be x8 or x16, if it is x1 x2 x4 you wont see any performance improve (yeah it will work anyway).

I have the GTX560Ti in a x16 Pcie lane. I'll make a post about that later.thumb.gif
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Oh sorry forgot:


Here's the comparison between nvidia cards.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20120502/physx-test-gtx-680-vs-gtx-580-vs-gtx-480-in-fluidmark/
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Please explain yourself. Can't get it. I have a GTX560Ti with a HD7970 OC'd. I know cuda cores are important as the clock speed of the core in a hybrid physx dedicated card, that leaves the memory as the less important thing in a hybrid physx setup. As I had monitored while running heavily physx tests (FluidMark 1.5.0) you can say that memory doesn't play a sifnificant role but the core takes all the work. Here you can check this comparison thanks geek3d.com.
I think the most important things in a hybrid setup are GPU core clock speeds, the amount of cuda cores, and last the pcie lanes. Pcie lane must be x8 or x16, if it is x1 x2 x4 you wont see any performance improve (yeah it will work anyway).
I have the GTX560Ti in a x16 Pcie lane. I'll make a post about that later.thumb.gif
and you think my post needs explanation wth.gif

You're right, the amount of memory doesn't really matter. The speed/bandwidth does though, which is what I said.
As for the cuda cores, what I mean is that Kepler's core count to performance ratio isn't the same as previous generatios. Basically, a Kepler gpu with say 200 cuda cores is likely to have similar performance to a Fermi with 150 cuda cores. <- that's a rough hypothetical example but it's the same general idea
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Ok so cuda amount isn't as important? I thought thats what it was all about. The 550 looks like decent.
The cuda amount is important, but when comparing Kepler (the 600 series) to any of the others you almost need to divide it in half.
Yeah the 550 should be more than fast enough to be paired with even a heavily OC'd 7970.

I see. So nvidia pretty much hurt their own cards to sell higher ones in the series. Thats cool. If I need it I will get a 550. I actually have 2 games using physx. orcs must die 2, and borderlands 2. Not sure how BL2 will run without dedication.
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