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post #11 of 17
Only 8*** series or higher can enable the use of PhysX.
post #12 of 17
PhysX is a total waste of time - only a few games support it - and why would a developer take the time to do it? (Extra work for a TINY percentage of people utilizing PhysX Cards?)

Don't waste your time - if you have an extra card - save it as a backup - use it for a web browsing PC - better yet, throw together a bare bones PC and give it to someone in need, Orphange, whatever. Your conscious will thank you, a much greater reward then 3 FPS in one or two games you actually might be able to use it.

Or maybe a dedicated folder...
Edited by Steak House - 3/23/11 at 8:22am
post #13 of 17
No PhysX is dead. I had a dedicated GTS 450 an happily sold it off.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
BUt the 8600GT can actually reduce FPS rather than just having a single high end card.

As seen in the attachment I posted.
Yes but only in certain situations (eg a Physx heavy game like Mafia II coupled with a strong main GPU at certain resolution).

Anyway, I am not recommending an 8600GT. I am just stating the official min requirement.
post #15 of 17
PhysX is not really necessary. If you don't own a PhysX compatible card it's not really worth it to go out and get one strictly for PhysX.
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I currently have an ATI 6950 that im going to unlock to a 6970 tonight. I also have an old 7900GT (256MB ddr3). I was wondering if I can/should add this card as a dedicated physX card and will it increase performance?

thanks for your help.
well if u are so keen on getting a physx card then I strictly recommend u to take a gts450 ($90 at newegg)
gts450 is enough for physx,dont get gtx260(although its faster than gts450) because its a very power hungry card.
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For reference, 7900GT has 24 pixel pipelines.
Fixed.

The 7 series and older DO NOT use the unified shader architecture which is when Nvidia began including the on board PPU's.
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