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I've been using PhysX since when it first came out on Nvidia cards back in the days of my 8800Ultra. Those days there was only UT3 with PhysX enabled an it used to run like a dog with PhysX on the Ultra.

Even when I got the GTX 295 physX maps ran like a dog with UT3.

Getting a GTX 480 didn't help much at all. Maps like heatray PhysX ran so slow.

But NOW, with a dedicated GTS 450 Iam seeing some amazingly smooth fps on these physX maps. Finally I can truly enjoy PhysX to the max.

Mafia II runs so smooth an with almost no lag or stutter even with the most PhysX heavy parts of the game, it feels so divine. With just a single GTX 480 it used to be a stutter-fest

Moral of the story?

Even if u have a GTX 580, if u want to experience the best PhysX with the smoothest gameplay u will need a fairly powerful dedicated card for it.
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mafia runs fine with physx high on my rig. but then again i've oc'ed my card to 900 MHz
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Mines OCed to 800, but thats not the point, think a dedicated card is essential these days.
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Mines OCed to 800, but thats not the point, think a dedicated card is essential these days.
ok ima download UT3 and see if adding a physx card is essential for a game thats about 2-3 year old.
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u will need the UT3 PhysX pack as well.
Standard game don't come with PhysX maps.
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u will need the UT3 PhysX pack as well.
Standard game don't come with PhysX maps.
is it int he ut3: black edition on steam?
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is it int he ut3: black edition on steam?
I thought I was sad
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mafia runs fine with physx high on my rig. but then again i've oc'ed my card to 900 MHz
Saying that, I saw an article and graphs showing the 480 in I think Mafia, it was really interesting as it showed an nice array of PhysX cards and the FPS difference of each, inlcuding a 480 as a PhysX card, and at the top, SLI performance.

I'll try and dig it up, but it was interesting to see the amount of FPS increase with the lower end cards as PhysX.
8600GT wasn't worth it, as guessed, lol.
 
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I thought I was sad
na, you'll always be the sad soul.



i have ut3 on steam but not downlaoded as i have a ton of games, but 80% are not instaled because theres no point in keeping them on my HDD.
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na, you'll always be the sad soul.



i have ut3 on steam but not downlaoded as i have a ton of games, but 80% are not instaled because theres no point in keeping them on my HDD.
Like sad soul was saying, the physx part of ut3 isn't in the game you have to add it on, like a mod almost. It should be easy to find.
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