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Would the mem size make a difference? The XFX has 1Gig and the Zotac only has 512Mb
Nah, minimums is 256, recommended is 512.

But PhysX doesn't use more mem when you raise the resolution.

So PhysX on 1280x1024 will use the same amount of Memory as PhysX running at 1080p
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Dang Tot, you always on the ball with you A game of Knowledge. Gonna order one later this week and I'll post my results.
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Dang Tot, you always on the ball with you A game of Knowledge. Gonna order one later this week and I'll post my results.
I do try
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One more question then. I just opened my baby up and saw that the second 5870 was blocking the 4x slot. This means I will have to put it in an 8x slot and this will make one of my 5870's an 8x also. But my doing this I will have used every slot in on my motherboard. Ha. Anyways, think I would be hurting at all if it took some bandwidth from my 5870?

Laying one more on ya. Ha
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Your HD5870's won't see really any difference at x8 speed apposed to x16.
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Thanks again. I think I am gonna try to squeeze it in then. Gonna be tight.

Wow that could sound terrible used in different context.
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Thanks again. I think I am gonna try to squeeze it in then. Gonna be tight.

Wow that could sound terrible used in different context.
And your Avatar fits that perfect
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Ha, I am still at a pass of which one I should order. What determines the effectiveness of Physix? Was hearing that the 9800 were better then the 240's now on some reviews. Was looking at this one now:

EVGA 512-P3-N977-TR GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130450

I guess I really want the card to run smoothly and not get something a bit cheaper if it is a sacrifice for performance and not that much of a money difference. Thanks again for all the help Tot. Cant give you enough rep
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GT 240, I believe is the sam as the old 8800GTS 320/640 GPU's. #which in that case makes 8800GT/9800GT faster. Also 8800GT/9800GT are single slot so that would be an added benefit.
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i went with the 9800GT for the single slot. also note that nearly every 9800GT except the original EVGA ones are green editions, meaning they use less power and dont even need a PCI-E power connector to run. mine runs off the mb power like the old school PCI/AGP cards did.
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