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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 #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Eros View Post
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.
gtx460 768mb is faster than gtx550ti,
but both costs the same,so get a gtx460 768mb for physx
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post #12 of 24
If you're using 570's in SLI, i don't see the need for a third physx card, as those two are more than capable do do physx on their own.

If you still wish a PhysX dedicated card, i wouldn't aim so high. a gtx 260 would do the job just as fine, using less power, and at a cheaper price too
   
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post #13 of 24
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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.
no,he didnt mean tri sli gtx570,
moreover his mobo(ASUS P8P67 PRO) dont support tri sli
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post #14 of 24
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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?!?!
I Highly doubt it will cut FPS, when all its processing is physx. You don't need an overkill card for that, ok maybe a 9800gt at the max, nothing more powerful
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
You should read the faq I have in my sig. I voted for the 460.
Oh, wow. So I shouldn't even bother getting one until 570 SLI starts hurting. And by that time, I'll probably have a new GPU.
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
If you're using 570's in SLI, i don't see the need for a third physx card, as those two are more than capable do do physx on their own.

If you still wish a PhysX dedicated card, i wouldn't aim so high. a gtx 260 would do the job just as fine, using less power, and at a cheaper price too
u mean to say a gtx260 consumes less power than gtx550ti/gtx460 768mb.....??
Thats not true at all,gtx260 consumes more power than both these cards,
STOP SPREADING WRONG INFORMATION
Edited by Aniket - 3/19/11 at 1:00pm
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post #17 of 24
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I Highly doubt it will cut FPS, when all its processing is physx. You don't need an overkill card for that, ok maybe a 9800gt at the max, nothing more powerful
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post #18 of 24
Another 570. In some instances, 9800GT's have reduced performance overall, the more CUDA cores the better. GTS 450 would be better then the 460/550 IMO, but just speeding up everything with a second 570 would win.
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post #19 of 24
Wouldnt his physx card have to run dx 11 to work right with the 570 so cant use anything less than 400 series and physx card wont boost fps any more than just running the 2 570s sli like he wants to do even in games that run physx. Just save the cash to get the other 570 dont waste the money or psu stress on a physx card.
post #20 of 24
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Oh, wow. So I shouldn't even bother getting one until 570 SLI starts hurting. And by that time, I'll probably have a new GPU.
That's right. You only need a physx dedicated card if your main cards are capable of maxing the game or if they have to run at 100% to get your desired level of performance. Otherwise adding a slower card can actually hurt performance as the main cards might have to wait for the physx card to keep up. This only applies to nvidia setups as ari will always benifit from nearly any physx card.
    
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