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ok so my second 4870 is dead now, I was reading up on Nvidia PhysX and was wondering if its a good choice? Would help me on getting back the fps I lost from the second 4870, what would be a good match for a PhysX card for my 4870?
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having a physx card does not give u a performance gain not even 0.1%
    
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Only in PhysX games will you see an improvement.
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having a physx card does not give u a performance gain not even 0.1%
Oh sorry then I, my friend told me to get one it would help me out. lol Nevermind the question then. But just wondering what does a physx card do?
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Only in PhysX games will you see an improvement.
Right now I play Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty 4
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Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
having a physx card does not give u a performance gain not even 0.1%
While this isn't entirely true, it's not worth going out of your way to buy a PhysX card to pair with your ATI card; considering the short list of supported games.
    
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Oh sorry then I, my friend told me to get one it would help me out. lol Nevermind the question then. But just wondering what does a physx card do?
It runs the physics engine of some games that support GPU accelerated PhysX (damn this sounds weird )
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It will only help in Physx titles, but I think there is only like a handful of titles that use it.

You can follow this saying for a dedicated physx card:

If you already have it, then why not, but its not worth spending the money for it, unless you get it real real cheap
    
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Games like Batman AA and Mafia 2 would benefit the most (I don't know exactly the list of games)...so unless you play games specifically coded to take advantage of a dedicated PhysX processor, or you want a supplementary card to fold on, I'd skip it.
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That's the list of games using PhysX:

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Video games that support PhysX include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, Crazy Machines 2, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, Dark Void, Darkest of Days, Hot Dance Party , Hot Dance Party II, Mafia II, Metal Knight Zero Online, Metro 2033, Mirror's Edge, Nurien, Sacred 2, Sacred 2: Ice & Blood, Star Tales, Star Trek DAC, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Unreal Tournament 3 (and Extreme Physics Mod), U-WARS, and Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction
Bad Company 2 doesn't use PhysX, if I were you I would ever buy another 4870 or upgrade to another GPU, you should only buy an Nvidia card for PhysX only if you are REALLY interested in one of those games.
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