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i have amd hd6970 might upgrade to hd6990 unless the gtx 590 is better (which then makes this thread irrelevant) , but anyways if i have 6970 can i put in a cheap 8800gts for physx, or they wont work together?
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I have a 8800GTS is could use for my HD 6970 and i did try it but in the end its just space taken, doesn't looks good, more heat, so little support. The thing is that even with a Nvidia GPU i never use PhysX. If you must then the the GTX590 even if it end up slow because having a dedicated card for PhysX is pointless unless you use if for folding.
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I have a 8800GTS is could use for my HD 6970 and i did try it but in the end its just space taken, doesn't looks good, more heat, so little support. The thing is that even with a Nvidia GPU i never use PhysX. If you must then the the GTX590 even if it end up slow because having a dedicated card for PhysX is pointless unless you use if for folding.
so performance gains are not going to be that great then?? and thanks for link
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so performance gains are not going to be that great then?? and thanks for link
It all depends on the games you play. PhysX is still highly unsupported in most games.
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physx just leaves foilage on the ground and adds life like cloth , it is good but no games i play support it so meh ..
    
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Except MafiaII, my old oc'd 5870 never pushed a 8800GTS to over high 60% of load, still capped below 80% with Mafia2.

You can try it if you have a spare one to play around and install it while you are running games that supports it which only Batman and Mafia2 are worthy to play. Take it out later.
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