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Just a quick question, I have 2 GTX470 in SLI, do you think a dedicated physic's card would be needed?
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depends on what games you play, and if they use physx, and what kind of performance are you getting right now? i think 2 470s would be fine without a dedicated card for physx, but who knows. the performance increase would be slight, and only in physx games.
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Throwing in anything below a mid range Nvidia card is going to do zip for performance.

Lets say you put in a GTX 260 with that 470 SLI, you can expect better performance on physx supported games, but on the money you spend on that physx card just for physics calucations, you could of saved it towards another 470 or something else entirely. Like a W'C setup.

I know those 470's are dying to be water cooled
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I have a single gtx480 and it has no problem playing most physX games at very high settings and physx level. Only game that you would need a dedicated physx card for is Metro 2033 maxed out. It is very demanding.
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Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
Throwing in anything below a mid range Nvidia card is going to do zip for performance.

Lets say you put in a GTX 260 with that 470 SLI, you can expect better performance on physx supported games, but on the money you spend on that physx card just for physics calucations, you could of saved it towards another 470 or something else entirely. Like a W'C setup.

I know those 470's are dying to be water cooled
When doing kombustor for over 20 minutes my temps with 800/1600/1800 stay around 77-79C. This is the 1st time i SLI before and my last nvidai card was a 8800gts. Thanks for the info guys
Edited by ritchwell - 6/10/10 at 10:20pm
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What physx games are coming out besides mafia 2? I can't think of any... at all.
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post #7 of 13
you have enough powerz don't worry about physx
post #8 of 13
I'm waiting for the 470 + 240/250 card

Then I will go SLI.. oh wait, I need to hack my board..

Sigh.. Asus, release the C4E please!
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you have more than enough power.
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Quote:
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What physx games are coming out besides mafia 2? I can't think of any... at all.
Batman Arkham Asylum 2, and I heard the new Crysis will incorporate some physx.
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