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so its all falling into place to get my GTX 580 ordered friday, and i just sold one of my GTX 260's and i would like to know if its worth to keep the 2nd one as phyx? ive heard it takes a GTX 285 to = a GTX 580's physx processing to be worth it. if its gona hurt my physx speed i might as well sell the 2nd one?
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260 is overkill itself for physx, keep it smile.gif
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if youre hurting for cash then i dont think its worth it.

if youre not hurting for cash i dont see why you couldnt keep it for physx. what physx titles do you have? there's only a handful of good ones and most of them arent even games that have a lot of replayability (mafia and batman AA are good games but replayability is almost nil)
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http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/799865-physxinfo-mafia-ii-demo-physx-benchmarks.html

Mafia2_gamegpu.jpg

I don't think it'll be too bad.. Here's a chart for REFERENCE.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750;11906638 
http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/799865-physxinfo-mafia-ii-demo-physx-benchmarks.html

Mafia2_gamegpu.jpg

I don't think it'll be too bad.. Here's a chart for REFERENCE.

thats a rather shocking chart to see that a G92 card bringing down the scores of a GTX480 when used for physx processing
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and the only game that i will own that has physx is the mafia II that comes with the evga card im getting, might buy metro 2033 as well if i can play it with good settings

so its better then nothing right? i already got the cash for the new card, i just didn't wana keep it if its gona hurt my fps.
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if you play PhysX games that might require extra card like Mafia II, keep it. otherwise sell it for some bucks. or you can always keep it as a backup card in case your main card have issues.
EDIT yea if ur playing metro you'll need all the power you can get. keep the card.
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post #8 of 8
Take a look at this graph below.

link:
http://www.gamegpu.ru/action-/-fps-/-tps-eng/mafia-ii-public-demo-test-gpu.html

I suggest you keep the GTX260 216 for Physx.
Edited by windfire - 1/5/11 at 7:33pm
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