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I recently traded my gtx 460 and received an EVGA 8600GTS single-slot.

My main card will be an XFX 5870 with a very hefty overclock, while the 8600 will also have an overclock, just not to the same extent.

So, my question is, will my 8600GTS suffice as a dedicated Physx processor, or should I upgrade it to an 8800GT/GT430?
Edited by Jaguarbamf - 1/19/11 at 4:37am
    
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Why didn't you just use the 460 for physx?
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Why didn't you just use the 460 for physx?
I sold it so I could go Crossfire later on.
Also, my board benefits from using AMD graphics cards.
    
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8800GT would be a better choice cause the 8600GTS has only 32 cuda cores, which compare to the 8800GT has 112. For PhysX - the cores matter. I have a spare 9800GT with which i used to test a 4870 for PhysX in one of my reviews, and found out that nor memory clock, nor shader affect PhysX as the number of cores.
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I recently traded my gtx 460 and received an EVGA 8600GTS single-slot.
Dude ... I think we need to have a little talk about your negotiating skills

Seriously though, an 8600GTS for physX is probably okay for some of the older physX titles like Mirrors Edge, but it'll crumble if you try using it for something heavy-duty like Mafia 2.
    
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Depends on the games you want to play.
On mafia2, you will only be able to push it to med settings in physx, not high.
Other games like metro2033 should be fine.
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I sold it so I could go Crossfire later on.
Also, my board benefits from using AMD graphics cards.
SLI HACK LOL

but anyway....

it will still take the load of the CPU since ATI cards can't do physx at all
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i wouldn't use the 8600 for PhysX that thing is a pile of crap
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@brettjv - I thought it was a good trade. =]
For my gtx 460 oem I got...
- x2 WD SE 16 250GB's
- evga 8600gts
- $160

How would it work in Bad Company 2? That's what I play the most.

@hodgoes2001

SLI Hack doesn't work on my motherboard with GTX 460's. I tried.
Anyway, I meant hybrid crossfire. lol
    
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bad co 2 doesn't use physx, the 8600 isn't powerful enough, and gpu physx isn't worth the trouble anyways since the few games that use it are the kind you spend 10 hours on and then dump
    
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