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Anyone help with info on my GTX580 sli setup, im looking for best dedicated physx between GTX470 or GTX285 2GB any info would be great.
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My sli 470 does physx just fine. Im sure two 580's can handle it.
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1273444

This guy used a 295 (of which only one GPU is used, so a GTX 275) as PhysX for a 480 SLI setup.

And:-



I'd say a 470 would do you very well in this scenario, though there's only an average 1FPS increase in the above chart, it should increase for the 580 alone, let alone SLI. (plus not accounting max rate)
But a 460 would add alot less thermal output inside your case.

Why not wait for the release of the 560 and get that? If heat output is anything like the 460, a good MSI Cyclone or Asus DirectCU will be a brilliant PhysX, and as powerful as the 470.

If you can't wait for the 560 to come out and prices to drop, the 460 is cheap and 336 Shaders versus the 285's 240 Shaders will also give it a good lead in PhysX rendering capability AFAIK.

EDIT: Sorry, if it's just between the 470 and the 285, the extra VRAM on the 285 won't matter as much as the Shaders/Cuda Cores or GPU processing power.
The 470 will be the superior PhysX card, but it'll heat up the 580 above it, aswell as add to case thermals as I said.
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In other words, go with a 1GB 460 IMO, the hawk is $155 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product
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Obivious choice is another 580 for physx , but really, I believe I saw a 580 review that compared a 580 alone vrs a 580 with a card was physx and there wasn't much of a difference... but if you go with a card, I think a 460 will be more than enough.
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Going by EvoBeardy's chart the GTX460 & GTX285 theres no difference?
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Go get a third GTX580. use it for PhysX if u need it and if game does not have it you can get extra fps in games rather then have a GTX470 which will do nothing for games that have no PhysX.
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Where did i read 580 tri sli was actually worse? (tired.. eyes closing,lol)
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Originally Posted by CaTcHmG View Post
Anyone help with info on my GTX580 sli setup, im looking for best dedicated physx between GTX470 or GTX285 2GB any info would be great.
Well a 285 is enough for physx in most cases.
But of course the higher you get, the better it does.

For multi-monitor, the drop in FPS when playing heavy games is pretty big.
So if you got the $$$, get a 470. Its usually a big overkill, but in high demanding games, it helps a lot.
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With a 580 SLI setup your not going to notice a difference with or without a physx card IMO
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