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Is it possible to run PhysX on your computer without a Nvidia graphic's card? and PhysX run on my ATI GPU?

Or do I really need a Nvidia GPU?

I do know of the Nvidia + ATI PhysX driver crack.

If I must.... What would be a cheap, low power Nvidia GPU should I choose?
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You can't do it with an ATI card as the primary unless you use that "driver crack". You used to be able to, but Nvidia stopped that from happening a while ago with their drivers.

And I would probably get this since it's a good deal after the rebate.
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edit: nvm, misread.

No, PhysX is strictly an nVidia-based feature. Hopefully soon, AMD will finally implement their Havok Physics on next series cards.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 1/22/11 at 2:30pm
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You can't do it with an ATI card as the primary unless you use that "driver crack". You used to be able to, but Nvidia stopped that from happening a while ago with their drivers.

And I would probably get this since it's a good deal after the rebate.
Okay, Thanks, I guees I can write down the Nvidia 240 on my list then, there's no difference in getting a 260 or 9800 is there?
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Okay, Thanks, I guees I can write down the Nvidia 240 on my list then, there's no difference in getting a 260 or 9800 is there?
260 is IMO too powerful for physx. The 9800 could be feasible though.
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I use 8800gtx here and i have no probs running any physx game,i have just been playing Mafia 2 literaly minutes ago.

I see people using a 470 dedicated for physx,thats more than overkill,you dont need that much but this is overclock.net and we love our hardware
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edit: nvm, misread.

No, PhysX is strictly an nVidia-based feature. Hopefully soon, AMD will finally implement their Havok Physics on next series cards.
hmm the 7xxx series? I can't see this happening until Q3 or Q4

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260 is IMO too powerful for physx. The 9800 could be feasible though.
hmm yeah, I'm thinking that the 9800 coud be more around my area, I did have a 8800GTX a few month's ago, but sold it because of it's ridiculous power consumption.

*I'm baffled on why 9800 GX2 card's on eBay are cheaper than a Nvidia 240 lol*
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