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I was just wondering if could i use a cheap GFX card like a 8500 card for physx only and get good results (same results as 8800gs)?
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What games are you playing?

MOST games don't even support GPU physx...and of the mere 25 or so that do, most of those no one has heard of.
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well im just looking to use a spare card for physx and tessellation so i dont put high load on my main card
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Quote:
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What games are you playing?

MOST games don't even support GPU physx...and of the mere 25 or so that do, most of those no one has heard of.
What are you talking about?! Seriously? Youve NEVER heard of mirrors edge? Or Batman AA? Or Metro 2033? Why dont you do some research before spewing mis-information.

The only thing he got right is that the number of physx titles is limited.
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Quote:
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well im just looking to use a spare card for physx and tessellation so i dont put high load on my main card
Unless your GPU supports DX11, it does NOT even do tessellation IIRC. Go ahead and use the spare card for Physx if you want-but it is VERY dependent on the game, as only 2-dozen games made in the last decade support GPU physx.
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Quote:
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What are you talking about?! Seriously? Youve NEVER heard of mirrors edge? Or Batman AA? Or Metro 2033? Why dont you do some research before spewing mis-information.

The only thing he got right is that the number of physx titles is limited.
I have looked into it actually. Those are the ONLY 3 titles of the 1.5 dozen released titles that most anyone would recognize apart from UnrealTournament3. Since you were so kind to avoid a reference, here is the entire list of GPU Physx titles currently released:

http://physxinfo.com/data/vreview.html

There's no need to be rude. I'd never heard of Hot Dance Party myself, nor that it supported Physx
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As for physx that card will be cutting it close i think, you need an 8600gs or higher to see any benefit...
Edited by CovertCover - 12/31/10 at 6:58am
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ok could i get good results or would i need a higher end one to get better results
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A dedicated Physx card will surely help your GTX285. Even a lowly 9600GT can give a helpful hand (see link below). Shader count (and speed) is important. 9600GT has 64 while 8800GS has 96. However, 8500GT has only 16.
So, I am afraid 8500GT is just too weak.

Link:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/articl...d=138&pageid=4
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hmm how will a gtx 280 + 8800 gt be like? would it be close the 9600 gt? or better? curious will it affect my other games.. which doesn't use physx?
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