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Hey guys,

Well, I've got my sig rig with my GTX275 as a dedicated physx card. I have gone into Nvidia control panel and selected that as my physx card. Is there anyway I can confirm that this is working as it should or should I just assume that it is.

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Hey!

If you can have some kind of GPU Usage monitor open that shows the usage for both cards separately while doing something that uses PhysX, then you might be able to see it. Otherwise, I think it's ok to blindly trust it to be honest.
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Run vantage or a physx game and see. I had times where fluidmark wouldnt pick it up but Batman AA and 3dmark vantage would.
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Open up GPUz. If it is reporting PhysX as being checked, then its on. If the Nvidia CP is saying that its applied to your 275, then its going to the correct card.
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Winner,

I'll leave it as it is then , any recommendations on awesome looking games, i've been playing Batman: AA and CoD: BO but that's it tbh
C
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I got rid of my physx card for now. The only games I only played that had it enabled was Batman and Mafia 2. If you havent played Mafia 2 it may be something you should look into.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Winner,

I'll leave it as it is then , any recommendations on awesome looking games, i've been playing Batman: AA and CoD: BO but that's it tbh
C
Batman, Mirror's Edge, Unreal Tournament 2003 (pretty sure??), Mafia II, and Just Cause 2. That is all of the PhysX titles worth two cents.
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post #8 of 12
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Yeah, completed Mafia II, epic game. I need to get the expansions off steam.

BTW, the game doens't have to have physx, I just want something new to play that looks nice.

C
post #9 of 12
To confirm that Physx is working, run Mafia II's benchmark within its free Demo.

In NVCP, use CPU, GTX570 and GTX275 to do the Physx and compare the numbers.
Remember to post the result here as well: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9143...ng-thread.html

Use my numbers for comparison as your system and mine are similar:
At 1920x1200, with AA on, AF@16x, all other settings maxed:- (Driver 266.58)
With i7 at 4GHz for Physx: 17 FPS
With the GTX 570 (OC'ed@780/1560/2000) alone: 40FPS
With a dedicated 8800GTX (Stock@575/1350/1800): 45FPS
With a dedicated GTX285 (Stock@648/1242/1476): 50FPS
Link: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9114...l#post11958584

Lastly, Cryostasis is also a game with nice Physx effects (not efficiently written though).
Edited by windfire - 3/18/11 at 11:13pm
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Winner,

I'll leave it as it is then , any recommendations on awesome looking games, i've been playing Batman: AA and CoD: BO but that's it tbh
C
But you know COD has no physX, right?

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Batman, Mirror's Edge, Unreal Tournament 2003 (pretty sure??), Mafia II, and Just Cause 2. That is all of the PhysX titles worth two cents.
the last released Unreal Tournament (UT3 not 2003) has only a map you need to download after installing some sort of patch that has PhysX... Nvidia advertises it and all it did is making me mad with them because I bought the Unreal T. games just because of that marketing lie.


be careful with this.. bulletstorm, for example, is advertised to have PhysX, but it doesn't... lol

now.. IMO, metro 2033 looks much better (already looks amazing) with physX. There is also Dark Void, Darkest of Days, but they are more like standard shooters, not AAA games.

ah yes, there is also crazy machines 2, which was on sale last week on steam... don't know if it's good, but the old one was very fun when I was a kid
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