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550 or 460 for dedicated PHYSX

Poll Results: 550 vs 460 vs Other

Poll expired: Mar 22, 2011  
  • 18% (4)
    550
  • 45% (10)
    460
  • 36% (8)
    Other
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 24
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Need help deciding. Planning on running 570 SLI and one of these cards. The SLI will have to wait, sadly, but I'd like to throw a dedicated PHYSX card into my computer soon. Post an alternative card if you wish, and the reason you think it's a better choice. Thank you.
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post #2 of 24
Neither, get another 570 that will be plenty for rendering and physx.
 
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post #3 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
Neither, get another 570 that will be plenty for rendering and physx.
You think it would be overkill?
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post #4 of 24
None, thats just stupid amount of power for physx!

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-k...ual-link-dvi-i
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
None, thats just stupid amount of power for physx!

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-k...ual-link-dvi-i
Really? That's all I would need to cover PHYSX?
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post #6 of 24
I think for the lack of games that support it (Must be less than 30, only 10 I can see on nvidia's website). That the two 570's will breeze through any game with physx. Only reason I see to get a physx card was if you were to fold on it.
 
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post #7 of 24
You should read the faq I have in my sig. I voted for the 460.
    
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eros View Post
You think it would be overkill?
He meant tri-SLI, and I agree. Tri-SLI 570s would be plenty to max our anything + physX, while a PhysX card would go unused in almost every game.

So, a small investment that does nothing most of the time, or a larger investment that improves everything. IMO, the latter is a better choice.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
He meant tri-SLI, and I agree. Tri-SLI 570s would be plenty to max our anything + physX, while a PhysX card would go unused in almost every game.

So, a small investment that does nothing most of the time, or a larger investment that improves everything. IMO, the latter is a better choice.
When did I say tri-SLI?
 
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eros View Post
Really? That's all I would need to cover PHYSX?
no it wouldn't. it would reduce FPS.

Just save up and get another GTX570.
but i don't know what game your playing that will make you need two GTX570's?!?!
    
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