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I realized that I have an extra 9600GT sitting around doing nothing. Is it worth it to install that as a PhysX card or what? It doesn't look like many games support PhysX now since SLI is so widespread.
    
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Depends on the games you play I suppose.
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most games doesnt use physx. so nope.
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If you play a lot of games that use Physx then it will add a performance boost to those titles. Though for most games it does nothing at all to improve performance.
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Originally Posted by Sheyster;12508823 
Here's a list:

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/physx_good_company.html

Didn't see mirrors edge on that list, which is ironic since it's really one of the only games that makes good use of the physx engine. I'd say no judging by that list, most of the games on there I've never heard of, and the few I have, wouldn't perform much difference with a separate card.
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post #7 of 17
there is sh@t all for games that support physx and the ones that do are horrible.

I looked into this since i have a spare 285 laying around.

its not worth it. sell it and get an ssd or something.

anyone interested in my 2gb evga 285 w/ accelero xtreme cooler?
Canada please.
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post #8 of 17
I don't see why not add it unless you plan on selling it. If you have a free PCI-e slot, Just stick it in and let it do the PhysX. If you play a game that uses PhysX - You'll prolly get better performance. If you play a game without PhysX - It just wouldn't do anything.

Why would you mind using it? I mean, it's not like you have to buy it, It's already yours and free.
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman;12508862 
Didn't see mirrors edge on that list, which is ironic since it's really one of the only games that makes good use of the physx engine. I'd say no judging by that list, most of the games on there I've never heard of, and the few I have, wouldn't perform much difference with a separate card.


Apparently the list has not been updated in a while! No Mafia II or even Batman AA on it. eek.gif Is PhysX dead?
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I understand that and I think I asked the wrong question. "Does PhysX have a future?" is a more appropriate question. Not many new titles are taking advantage of it.

I don't play any of the games on the list but if games in the future might utilize it, I'll hook it up.
    
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