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Hi All,

I'm wondering what drivers/guides I should use to run a GTX 560 Ti as a dedicated physx/encoding card alongside my 5870. Does anyone have any advice as to how to do this?

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Here's the link> http://physxinfo.com/news/3334/new-h...1-04ff-is-out/

Just download and apply the patch (after installing the physx card)..and you're done!
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Here's the link> http://physxinfo.com/news/3334/new-h...1-04ff-is-out/

Just download and apply the patch (after installing the physx card)..and you're done!
Thanks! I've never owned an Nvidia card before (not since my GeForce 6200, lol), and I'm kind of exited to see if I can put CUDA and Physx to good use.
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I got the card today. Unfortunately that patch doesn't seem to work properly with the drivers required to run the 560, so my 5870 is still doing all the work. The Nvidia control panel is shown, but doesn't work since it's not connected to a display. The 560 also shows up in Afterburner, but doesn't show any activity even when doing the Nvidia Hair thing.
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kill your 5870 or swap it for another 560 or get a 580
well iirc the 560 is more powerfull than the 5870
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kill your 5870 or swap it for another 560 or get a 580
well iirc the 560 is more powerfull than the 5870
I have a 790FX board that doesn't support SLI, and they are pretty close.
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I have a 790FX board that doesn't support SLI, and they are pretty close.
Your 790FX board DOES support the SLI hack, assuming it has at least 2 PCIe lanes .

And you are absolutely wasting that poor GTX560. It's just as powerful as your 5870 is honestly, but has those added bonus's of CUDA and PhysX. Plus it handles tesselation better.
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Your 790FX board DOES support the SLI hack, assuming it has at least 2 PCIe lanes .

And you are absolutely wasting that poor GTX560. It's just as powerful as your 5870 is honestly, but has those added bonus's of CUDA and PhysX. Plus it handles tesselation better.
I honestly only bought it because I didn't want to sell my 5870, but I want to be able encode stuff using CUDA. I rarely even play games anymore besides a little Formula 1 2010 once or twice a month. Oh, and the rest of the time I would be folding on it.
Edited by bobbyt2012 - 3/3/11 at 11:59am
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Your 790FX board DOES support the SLI hack, assuming it has at least 2 PCIe lanes .

And you are absolutely wasting that poor GTX560. It's just as powerful as your 5870 is honestly, but has those added bonus's of CUDA and PhysX. Plus it handles tesselation better.
This.

If you had something like a CrossfireX setup with twin 6970s and then a 560 for PhysX that's one thing, but the 560 will drop a 5870 in DX11 and match it in any other game out there.
     
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This.

If you had something like a CrossfireX setup with twin 6970s and then a 560 for PhysX that's one thing, but the 560 will drop a 5870 in DX11 and match it in any other game out there.
Yeah, I understand your reasoning here. I haven't bought a graphics card in a long time, and I didn't want to take such a loss selling it. I have been doing a lot of multimedia stuff lately and thought I could add a card to do my video encoding. The folding would be a good benefit as well.
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