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Hey all thanks for stopping by.

I am typically a bencher. and hang at da Bot, but I got a bunch of off the hook games for Christmas and decided to build a gamer on the P67 platform for ****s and giggles, and beleive it or not in an actual offical PC enclosure.


To get to the point I have no idea about physics as I always disable for benching puposes.
Now will be heavily overclocking this beast and have 2x 580 GTX I want to SLI and a 280 for dedicated physics.

Question is what type if any prformance gain would I see by going this rought over simply using the two 580's

And does the physics card need connected via SLI jumper.

Thanks for any insight you may have
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post #2 of 5
no SLI jumper is needed....

in games that support Physx...

you will see a higher min FPS and have smoother gameplay
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You open up the nvidia control panel select the 280 and select that gpu for physx and you are done. Good luck and have fun.
post #4 of 5
just install the GTX 580s and put the SLI connector on them.
then install your GTX 280 normally.
go to nvidia control panel and set the GTX 280 as dedicated to PhysX.
you'll see higher frame rates in PhysX supported games such as Mafia 2 or Metro 2033.
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Thanks for the insight

Will give it a whirl possibly
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