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Would this work on on a P67 board? I tried looking but I assumed there would be a big time nvidia fan around here that would know. Thanks.
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As long as you have 3 PCIe slots.
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As long as you have 3 PCIe slots.
Yeah, but that bottom one isn't a normal one and will that have any effect on DX11 stuff in Windows.
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If it's your signature mobo then it will work. It may not work very well as 460 SLI is a very powerful combo, that may not benefit much from a 260 physx card, that is stuck in a 4x slot.
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The board has the slots, so yeah, it will work. Not sure how you'd go about turning the thrid slot up from x1 speed, but yes, it will work.
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Don't buy the SE they have less cuda cores which cropped performance a lot, u might as well just have one regular 560, so in my opinion get at least regular 460 sli
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Don't buy the SE they have less cuda cores which cropped performance a lot, u might as well just have one regular 560, so in my opinion get at least regular 460 sli
Price/performance is just fine for everything I am doing over here. Just under 250 dollars for a pair of these at 800 core with a GB of memory.
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My analysis:

The answer to your question is both Yes and No.

Yes: it would work for your Asus P8P67 Pro on a certain condition

No: The lowest PCIEx16 (black) slot can be set to either x4 or x1 in the BIOS.
If you set it to x1, the speed would be too slow to make good use of the GTX260.
If you set it to x4, the speed is fast enough (~5% slower than a x16 full speed slot, ie a few fps slower = acceptabe) but this setting will disable both PCIEx1 slots. This means you cannot use your Asus Xonar DX soundcard on either PCIEx1 slot. (see pic below for page 2-15 of the User Manual)

So, the trade off looks like: sound card vs Physx card.

(Other considerations if you choose the Physx card over the Sound card:
a. Dual Slot GTX260 might come into conflict with USB and Front Panel connector cables along the bottom edge of the mobo
b. The GTx260 might block off the air intake for the bottom GTX460, making the lower GTX460 having higher temp)
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My analysis:

The answer to your question is both Yes and No.

Yes: it would work for your Asus P8P67 Pro on a certain condition

No: The lowest PCIEx16 (black) slot can be set to either x4 or x1 in the BIOS.
If you set it to x1, the speed would be too slow to make good use of the GTX260.
If you set it to x4, the speed is fast enough (~5% slower than a x16 full speed slot, ie a few fps slower = acceptabe) but this setting will disable both PCIEx1 slots. This means you cannot use your Asus Xonar DX soundcard on either PCIEx1 slot. (see pic below for page 2-15 of the User Manual)

So, the trade off looks like: sound card vs Physx card.

(Other considerations if you choose the Physx card over the Sound card:
a. Dual Slot GTX260 might come into conflict with USB and Front Panel connector cables along the bottom edge of the mobo
b. The GTx260 might block off the air intake for the bottom GTX460, making the lower GTX460 having higher temp)
That's a fine analysis. Thanks. No dedicated Physx for me.
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