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ATI 6990 with GTX 580 PhysX Possible?

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Well, my brother made me an offer to give me his HD6990 if I give him my old laptop.

I'm looking for some experience user input on this one as I am a bit nervous about how this would work.

Okay so I was thinking of using the 6990 as the primary card and the GTX 580 for a PhysX card, is this possible?

I know its possible with other cards but with these two, I'm not quite too sure, could be an awesome setup if it works but I don't know how my poor 850watt PSU will handle it_

Has anyone done this before?
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post #2 of 16
yeah it should be possible. I'm not sure about the psu though
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post #3 of 16
i think u will need a new psu, but it should work, the 580 is OP though u should sell it an get an older card an keep the rest of money for w/eva
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I was thinking the same thing, the 580 for PhysX is too OP and my Seasonic X-850watt PSU might need to be bump up to something around 1000watts, but I won't be doing any overclocking so maybe it'll be fine? lol I'll just hate to upgrade a new power supply with another new power supply_

Well, looks like I could sell the 580 and grab a cheaper card for physX_
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post #5 of 16
Unless having CUDA is of big importance to you, keeping a 580 just for a physx effects in game is way overkill and waste of the depreciation on that 580 imo.
    
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post #6 of 16
9800gt or 9800gtx is enough for physx. you won't gain anything over it by using 580.
Edited by Nautilus - 3/24/11 at 11:59am
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post #7 of 16
yeah I would go ahead and sell the GTX 580 and get a 9800GTX for cheap. Physx is cool but it's not GTX 580 cool.
post #8 of 16
That's like having a professional chef cook you a can of campbells soup for supper, but spending $500 on that soup.

Sell it to somebody who can give it a better home.
post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradeno View Post
That's like having a professional chef cook you a can of campbells soup for supper, but spending $500 on that soup.

Sell it to somebody who can give it a better home.
Yup, I'm planning to sell it and pick up a cheap card for Phys

Thanks all
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyang238 View Post
yeah I would go ahead and sell the GTX 580 and get a 9800GTX for cheap. Physx is cool but it's not GTX 580 cool.
This.
    
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