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I keep hearing that you can run an nVidia card for Physx and keep an ATI/AMD card as a primary. How can you do that?

I do have a couple of PCI slots and a PCI-E slot that I can use (PCI-E 2.0).

I am also on a very tight budget so no "way out there cards".

Can I get away with a geForce 8/9xxx PCI card or am I gonna have to go a little higher. buttkick.gif


     
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GenL hack and or there was a set of beta drivers ~256.XX that allows this
    
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Before you go banging your head...what games are you playing?

The only titles really of note that do GPU Physx are:
-Mirror's Edge
-Metro2033
-Batman AA
-Unreal Tournament 3

The other 12 or so titles are things no has really heard of cares about like Hot dance Party and Hot Dance Party 2. There are 300 titles that support Physx, but less than 10% can utilize a GPU to do the processing. Unless you;re playing one of the above 4 titles, GPU Physx is a waste coin.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skripka;12382101 
before you go banging your head...what games are you playing?

The only titles really of note that do gpu physx are:
-mirror's edge
-metro2033
-batman aa
-unreal tournament 3

the other 12 or so titles are things no has really heard of cares about like hot dance party and hot dance party 2. There are 300 titles that support physx, but less than 10% can utilize a gpu to do the processing. Unless you;re playing one of the above 4 titles, gpu physx is a waste coin.

mafia 2?????
    
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mafia 2?????

Damn. Knew I was forgetting one.
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I'm playing CallofDuty MW2, WAW, Black Ops/Crysis/TDU1 and 2/ Mafia 2/BC2/Medal of Honor/Batman AA/Starcraft 2/Diablo III (when it comes out)/Battlefield3(when I get the BETA)/Command and Conquer 3, 4/Red Alert 3/and some more

Obviously I don't play them all @ once....lolz
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NickCC1991;12382570 
I'm playing CallofDuty MW2, WAW, Black Ops/Crysis/TDU1 and 2/ Mafia 2/BC2/Medal of Honor/Batman AA/Starcraft 2/Diablo III (when it comes out)/Battlefield3(when I get the BETA)/Command and Conquer 3, 4/Red Alert 3/and some more

Obviously I don't play them all @ once....lolz

Batman and Mafia 2 alone make it worth it in my opinion
    
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