Originally Posted by profit8652
i have 2 engtx 460 oc'd to 910 1820 2100 (1.087 V) with a 1600 heaven benchmark. my q9550 is oc'd to 3.9 at 1.228 (stable 10 hours prime) i am looking for a single slot card that will keep up and aid in rendering can anyone suggest something?
i am looking at 9800 gts and maybe even a 295 but i really want a single slot card.
Take a look at these graphs of the link. It shows that a 9800GTX is not too low a Physx card to pair with GTX295 and a 9600GT can also help out a GTX285. So, I can imagine unless you use the lowest of the 8xxx series, otherwise a dedicated Physx card can help you out.
As to how high a card it should be, it depends on your budget.
Of course, the top-of-the-line single slot card
is the newly released Galaxy GTX460. (US$250)
Right below it is the GTS450: MSI for US$135 or Sparkle for US$140
And, a GTX295 is not a good option because Physx does not use SLI and so only 1 of the 2 cores of a 295 will be put to use in Physx. So, it will work more like a GTX260. Not much economic sense.