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Alright, while I am copying my Main OS HDD to another drive for my last build, I was thinking about adding the GTS 8800 Superclocked video card to provide the Physx support to my twin GTX 465.

Have this been done?

If so what were the results?

If I am wasting my time, I can always throw the 8800GTs into a new desktop for the wifey....

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I always thought that a set-up like that was the ideal way of doing it; have a dedicated VGA to do NOTHING but run PhysX.
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Alright, while I am copying my Main OS HDD to another drive for my last build, I was thinking about adding the GTS 8800 Superclocked video card to provide the Physx support to my twin GTX 465.

Have this been done?

If so what were the results?

If I am wasting my time, I can always throw the 8800GTs into a new desktop for the wifey....

-opinions.
1: Yes it has been done
2: Yes, it can be done. Works quite well as a dedicated PhysX card.
3: Make sure you can power it/have the plugs

If so, plug it in and get ready to rock and roll.
    
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Does having a dedicated Physx card really make a bit of difference? I want to use my GTS 250 for Physx with my 460 as main.
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Does having a dedicated Physx card really make a bit of difference? I want to use my GTS 250 for Physx with my 460 as main.
A GTS250 is a perfect PhysX card. Only a few games support PhysX however.
    
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A GTS250 is a perfect PhysX card. Only a few games support PhysX however.
That's the other thing; it seems like PhysX is kind of a "trendy" thing. I don't think it will last. Kind of wonder the same thing about 3D gaming like nVidia's thing.
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That's the other thing; it seems like PhysX is kind of a "trendy" thing. I don't think it will last. Kind of wonder the same thing about 3D gaming like nVidia's thing.
If its there, it will be used.
    
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A GTS250 is a perfect PhysX card. Only a few games support PhysX however.
Okay. Thats what I figured. I may or may not try it. Still debating. I also have a 9600GT laying around but that might be a bit of a bottleneck with its 64CUDA cores.
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Okay. Thats what I figured. I may or may not try it. Still debating. I also have a 9600GT laying around but that might be a bit of a bottleneck with its 64CUDA cores.
Use the 8800 card, it is stronger. Just OC the "Shaders". That is what directly affects Physx performance.
    
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what version is the GTS, G80 or G92, if it's the G80 one with 96 cores, it maybe not that ideal with 2 465s.

Again, Fermi is really good in computing, I got bottlenecked with the G92 9800GT and 8800GTS and only get the benifit of a dedicated PhysX card with GTX260.
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