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I just purchased two 6950s, but I have my GTX 260 sitting here and I'm debating on whether to sell it or (my first thought) build a second rig for folding or something. Then I figured...I don't really want to build another rig so then I thought about Physx and have seen other sig rigs that have ATI/AMD cards with an nvidia used for Physx.

My questions to you all is...is this necessary? What are the advantages to using this left over card of mine for Physx, why would I need to do it, etc.? Also, would my PSU be able to handle both the 6950s and the 260?
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post #2 of 13
Yea your PSU will be able to handle them, Its your choice really, do you play games that use physx? if so try it out smile.gif
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I play SC2, TF2, FO3, FO3 NV, Portal, Bioshock, list could keep going on if I could look at my collection right now and I'm sure some/most use Physx...so basically you are saying if it is supported it would probably be a good idea to use it. So I guess I shall be keeping that 260..more to fold with then too.
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give it a try... if u like keep if u dont sell or put in nother rig? smile.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DayzaStarr;11923857 
I play SC2, TF2, FO3, FO3 NV, Portal, Bioshock, list could keep going on if I could look at my collection right now and I'm sure some/most use Physx...so basically you are saying if it is supported it would probably be a good idea to use it. So I guess I shall be keeping that 260..more to fold with then too.

NONE of the games you just listed by name support GPU-based Physx.

Unless you're playing one of the just over dozen games listed here:

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

Then you have no use for a dedicated Physx card.
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post #6 of 13
You might get a little performance boost in physx games, but otherwise it isnt really worth it.
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could fold on it xD
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SKl;11923925 
You might get a little performance boost in physx games, but otherwise it isnt really worth it.

There's CPU Physx which supports ~300 games a this point...then there's GPU Physx which supports less than 2 dozen titles. Lots of games use Physx, less than 10% can use GPU acceleration.
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post #9 of 13
Sell it or make a folding rig smile.gif

PhysX is barely used as already mentioned above.
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hmmm Looking at your motherboard... not sure if its this one:
1282734681-7237-0.jpg
that card as 3rd does not fit on your current mobo

2nd slot & 3rd slot are right next to each other
what I mean.. the 6950 on 2nd slot will cover up the 3rd slot
Edited by sendblink23 - 1/7/11 at 7:30am
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