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Is it possible and/or would it be a waste of a card if coupled with a gtx 570?

Or should I just get another 460 and SLI them?
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its possible, if you wanna keep it it will pretty much always make a good physx card even when you upgrade in the future.
    
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Works fine for me as a physx card. During gaming it uses about 68% of the cards resources so you could step down to a smaller card if you are running 1920x1200 or lower resolution.
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A bit overkill for just physx, just SLI em.
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Originally Posted by ca.j.stokes View Post
Is it possible and/or would it be a waste of a card if coupled with a gtx 570?

Or should I just get another 460 and SLI them?
Kind of, since there are not many physx supported games. If I were in your shoes, I would buy another 460 and call it a day.
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imo 460 sli is better than 570 + 460 physx, but yes you can do it if you want to. Or you could sell the 460, get a 2nd 570 sli and pick up a cheap 2nd hand 8800gt or 9800gt for physx duties. If that's too much cash I would get 460 sli and a 8/9800gt for physx.
     
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A bit overkill for just physx, just SLI em.
That's what I've been thinking. I mean, 2(gtx460s) = 1 gtx 480 (more or less) but if used as a dedicated physx, plus a gtx 570 (which the card itself equals to a gtx 480, more or less) I'd be spending more money than I should be just for physx, when both cards SLI'd can do better.
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That's what I've been thinking. I mean, 2(gtx460s) = 1 gtx 480 (more or less) but if used as a dedicated physx, plus a gtx 570 (which the card itself equals to a gtx 480, more or less) I'd be spending more money than I should be just for physx, when both cards SLI'd can do better.
GTX 570 = GTX 480

It's a win-win either way.
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A bit overkill for just physx, just SLI em.
O..verk..ill ? What is this ?
I say do it ! If you dont need the money you'd get from selling it, I cant see why you shouldnt use it.
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I would pick up the 570 as it's pretty much a 480 to begin with and use the 460 as a ded. physx card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...on,2764-8.html

that article shows you that different gpus give different fps when used as a physx card. the better the card, the better the frames. they used a 5870 but the same does apply for nvidia cards as well.
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