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post #1 of 10
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hi all,
thinkin of gettin a 9500gt for physx, usin ati physx mod thing xD,
will this be powerfull enough to run physx on say metro, mafia 2, mirrors edge, an all those other physx games, also as a side note is physx worth it or are these the only major titles that utilise it.... thanks
post #2 of 10
Good question. To be quite honest, PhysX only uses about 50-60% of the GPU on a GTX 260 if I remember correctly. But the 9500GT is a lot weaker. I'd say just give it a try, will probably be fine.
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post #3 of 10
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okay well there only about £30-£40 an the 9800gt is about £50 so am not gonna burn too much of a whole in my pocket, might savea bit get a cosmos 1000, an 9800
post #4 of 10
I recommend that you don't buy anything lower than 8800GT.
post #5 of 10
The 9500GT will provide better performance than CPU PhysX, but it isn't really ideal.

In my opinion, PhysX isn't worth it. (At least, not in its current poorly optimized, poorly adopted state.)

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I recommend that you don't buy anything lower than 8800GT.
I used to use my old 8800GT in my sig rig as a PhysX card - that is, until I realized that 99% of the time I don't play PhysX games and that my 8800GT was just sitting in my computer, creating extra heat for no reason most of the time.
Edited by sLowEnd - 2/25/11 at 4:38pm
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I just did a bench run and got 34.1 fps with my 6950 and 8800gt on stock speed

Settings:
1920x1080
Antialiasing - on
Anisotropic Filtering - 16x
Shadow Quality - high
Ambient Occlusion - on
Geometry Detail - high
Apex PhysX - high
post #7 of 10
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The 9500GT will provide better performance than CPU PhysX, but it isn't really ideal.

In my opinion, PhysX isn't worth it. (At least, not in its current poorly optimized, poorly adopted state.)



I used to use my old 8800GT in my sig rig as a PhysX card - that is, until I realized that 99% of the time I don't play PhysX games and that my 8800GT was just sitting in my computer, creating extra heat for no reason most of the time.
I second that. I ran a 6950 and a 9800 GTX+ for physx for quite a while. Outside of benchmarks, phsyx was just not apparent. The card just sits there idling and not to mention toasting up the inside a bit. Unless you already got a spare nvidia card (like I did), it is not worth it. If you absolutely must, my recommendation would be a GT 240.
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post #8 of 10
No, don't even waste your time or money with a 9500GT. It will hurt performance more than help it.

You need at minimum an 8800GS / 8800GT / 9600GSO (96SP) / 9800GT / GT240 or better.
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all in all think am gonna decide against physx xD
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Its my understanding that you'll need a better card, something around an 8800GS or better.
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all in all think am gonna decide against physx xD
Best choice.
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