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Have you got proof of that
I wouldn't doubt it actually. Have you seen the specs on the 430? 8800GTs have more processing power.
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Have you got proof of that
Toms did a big comparison a while back.

Anything less than a GTX 260 brought performance down.

I can't find it right now because Tom's search function sucks.
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Toms did a big comparison a while back.

Anything less than a GTX 260 brought performance down.

I can't find it right now because Tom's search function sucks.
IIRC the rule of thumb was something like: your physX card should be at least ~1/2 as powerful as the main card to get a significant benefit. I can't find the article atm though.
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Okay well then looks like I need to save up. Maybe over the summer I will get this
 
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In theory, PhysX goes together with stream processors. Therefore a GTX 260 would basically equal a GTS 450. Imho, the best price/performance/futureproof PhysX card is a used 460 SE or a used 465, two cards that don't have a reason to exist anymore because of their OBVIOUS fail (the 465 was good only for unlocks and the 470s are now very cheap, while the 460SE was a total fail directly from the beginning).
Since no one with a tiny bit of brain would buy them for their rig, they should in theory sell extremely cheap (I'd say like a 260) when used. 460SEs come with 288 stream processors, and 465s with 352. That should be more than enough for OVER9000 years of PhysX.
     
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If it's not meant to do SERIOUS power, a GT 240/GT 430 would suffice. DX11 isn't required for Physx, neither one requires a connector and passive models run cool enough to justify looking into. Some 9800's ran without a 6-pin, you could probably find one here or eBday They crunch faster also, more cores and generally higher out-of-the-box clocks on shaders. GL though!

I would have said GTS 450 if not for the power requirement.
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Xeb you should read my FAQ that I made I have in my sig. But anything that won't require a power cable is likely to actually hurt performance in physx games.
    
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You can check my sig for the Physx Benchmarking thread. A guy used a GT 230 for a dedicated card, and it sucked monkey nuts - actually brought performance down in some cases. You should take a look though if you're seriously considering a Physx card.
 
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I wouldn't doubt it actually. Have you seen the specs on the 430? 8800GTs have more processing power.
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Toms did a big comparison a while back.

Anything less than a GTX 260 brought performance down.

I can't find it right now because Tom's search function sucks.
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IIRC the rule of thumb was something like: your physX card should be at least ~1/2 as powerful as the main card to get a significant benefit. I can't find the article atm though.
That's all cool
I saw this, so yeah a GTS450 will do it for me too
When I go sb


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Okay well then looks like I need to save up. Maybe over the summer I will get this
And I've been all over the NVidia site today, getting PhysX demos and stuff
http://www.nvidia.com/content/graphi...s/download.asp
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If your only using a gtx560, why not save your money for second gtx560.
I though about getting a third card for physx but then i said screw it il wait for the 580 proce drops after the release of keplar , and then wait for maxwell
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