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Video games supporting hardware acceleration by PhysX can be accelerated by either a PhysX PPU or a CUDA-enabled GeForce GPU (which has at least 32 CUDA cores), thus offloading physics calculations from the CPU, allowing it to perform other tasks instead — resulting in a smoother gaming experience and additional visual effects.
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Not all games have support for PhysX, and only some of them use it to full extent (Mafia 2 is a great example)
    
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Dude. what. The.

If the op got them at the same price 950 and 580 are the obvious choice. Unless you're joking. You realize that the whole 900s besides the 970 and 80x are all just 920s right? Don't waste your money like that.
they aren't all 920s dude.. the higher multi means lower blck and voltages generally as well as opportunity for higher OC.. granted only 200-400 mhz but still a gain.. again less stress / heat etc on your system..

all in all though agree 580 over 570 so.. Just wanted to clarify as you sound like ur simplifying the diff between processors.. i've had both and can tell you i'd take the 960 with 25 multi any day.. just comes down to cost benefit.. on that note i can resell my 960 now for more than a 920 so resale value means the chip is worth it (depending on what you picked it up for of course).
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