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use a 96 Stream Processor card(8800GTS-320MB/640MB,8800GS/9600GSO-384MB/768MB) or higher......anything lower is a waste of money......even a 9600GT has problems with only 64 Shader Processors........i recommend a 512MB version of an 8800GTS with 128 Shader Processors........a 768MB 8800GTX/Ultra would be a little bit faster but require 2 6pin power connectors.......since you're running a GTX285 i wouldn't suggest a GTS450......although it's the best bang per buck physX card out right now i did have some studdering issues when running an older generation card as primary(GTX275) and my GTS450 as physX
    
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so a 8800 gt would also qualify? right? will it lag my other games.. ? is there a software option that allows me to turn it off and on? lol just curious ive never tried doing physx since theres a limited amount of games that uses it but i like eye candy.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by vvilliamm View Post
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?
Your GTX280 is, say, roughly equal to a GTX285.
And, a 8800GT has 112SPs at 1500MHz which sits between a 9600GT and a 9800GTX.
So, you can use the graphs in the same link to see if the improvement is good enough for you.

Link:
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/articl...d=138&pageid=4

And, if a game does not use Physx, it does not do much.
post #14 of 24
Im using a 8800GT single slot in between 2 w/c GTX460 and it works perfect at least for Batman. I noticed that when using PhysX the usage of my SLI whent down while the usage of my 8800GT when up to no more than 60% in some areas. Its usually around 40%. Hope this helps you.
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hmm thanks im thinking of playing more physx games =] singularity batman definitly etc.
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post #16 of 24
While testing out physx cards is cool I have to say that I agree with Skripka on the fact that very few interesting games use physx, and those which do run fine on a decent cpu and gpu anyways.
    
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post #17 of 24
While I do agree that physx titles are limited, there are some good ones. Metro 2033, Batman AA, Mirror's Edge, Mafia II, just to name a few. I have a gtx 480 with a gts 450 for physx. In the physx games I play, the dedicated physx cards really help make it so I can leave all the eye candy on. I am going sli this coming week and plan to test the sli with and without to see the results. If you like physx games, a dedicated card is definitely worth it.
Edited by SilverSS/SC - 12/31/10 at 8:28am
 
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post #18 of 24
Id just forget the whole thing. Of the few titles that use physx only like one or two are games actually worth playing. And even then, most modern GPUs can run the game and the physx all at once with no problems.
    
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Quote:
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While I do agree that physx titles are limited, there are some good ones. Metro 2033, Batman AA, Mirror's Edge, Singularity, Mafia II, just to name a few
Singularity only does CPU based Physx--it is not written to use a Physx GPU at all. There are 200 some titles that use Physx: but less than 10% of all those titles can use a GPU to do the Physx work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Singularity only does CPU based Physx--it is not written to use a Physx GPU at all. There are 200 some titles that use Physx: but less than 10% of all those titles can use a GPU to do the Physx work.
Thank you for correcting my inaccuracy. I did not know that. Post edited.
 
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