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$ 180 for a GTX 285? That doesn't sound reasonable at all to me.
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Does to me when there is a 70$ cooler sitting on it that is better than water cooling.
And this is a 2gb gtx 285. 2gb in video ram is alot and worth more.

180$ shipped. Lowest I'll go is 165$ shipped. depends on how much shipping is.
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post #33 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crucial09 View Post
Does to me when there is a 70$ cooler sitting on it that is better than water cooling.
And this is a 2gb gtx 285. 2gb in video ram is alot and worth more.

180$ shipped. Lowest I'll go is 165$ shipped. depends on how much shipping is.
Okkkkkk......

Someone buy that GTX 285, Afterall they're as fast as a ATI 5850
Edited by antuk15 - 2/14/11 at 5:03am
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I just used my GTX 285 for physX until it crapped out. In Mafia II it's nice to have but it does add up to the total amount of heat in your case.
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You dont have to fold 24/7 to GPU fold
Excuses not to fold are like excuses why you hate mankind.
The day they start paying me to fold, I'll fold. Until then it is not in my self interest hence no reason.
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If the sale goes unsuccessful, I suggest to keep the GTX285 for Physx.

Attached below is a graph showing how much help it can give to a GTX480 (which is in similar category of your GTX470) in Mafia II. The help is quite 'substantial'. Granted that this is just 1 game and cannot be representative, nevertheless it shows the deep potential.

Also, when a GTX285 does nothing in a system, it does not consume a lot of energy. It should downclock and consumes about 25W at idle/2D power mode.
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The day they start paying me to fold, I'll fold. Until then it is not in my self interest hence no reason.
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Bad excuse is bad.
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If the sale goes unsuccessful, I suggest to keep the GTX285 for Physx.

Attached below is a graph showing how much help it can give to a GTX480 (which is in similar category of your GTX470) in Mafia II. The help is quite 'substantial'. Granted that this is just 1 game and cannot be representative, nevertheless it shows the deep potential.

Also, when a GTX285 does nothing in a system, it does not consume a lot of energy. It should downclock and consumes about 25W at idle/2D power mode.
When I play Mafia 2 with PhysX on high I've never ever noticed my 9800GT go above 70% useage but according to that graph I should see an improvment with a faster card?

I fail to see how when my 9800GT isn't being maxed out so it's not a bottleneck
post #39 of 57
heres my idea dont use a a decicated psychsx card
only use your 470
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
The day they start paying me to fold, I'll fold. Until then it is not in my self interest hence no reason.
Why would one ask to get paid for charity?

Quote:
Originally Posted by antuk15 View Post
When I play Mafia 2 with PhysX on high I've never ever noticed my 9800GT go above 70% useage but according to that graph I should see an improvment with a faster card?

I fail to see how when my 9800GT isn't being maxed out so it's not a bottleneck
GPU usage doesn't say anything about the performance of your PhysX card. My GTX 285 gave me better performance than a 9800GTX+. I've noticed that the GPU usage is about linear to the amount CUDA cores in this game though.
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