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I've been looking for a dedicated physx card for sometime now and for around 150 bucks I have two choices, a GTX460 (there are 3 versions) ,or a GTX 550 Ti.

The cheapest 460 I found is 150 bucks:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-116-_-Product

The most expensive 550 I found is 155 bucks:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-194-_-Product

As far as performance is concerned:

Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 460 is @ 37.8 - 550 is @ 32
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 460 is @ 86.4 - 550 is @ 106

I can't make my mind up on which one to buy. Need some advice, thanks.
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Gts 250, dont waste your money on a more expensive card. Physx utilization on a card is pretty low in comparison.
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Whichever is cheapest, both will cope with even the most complicated physx easily.
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Both are massively overkill.

You need only ~120-150 cores for even the most intensive PhysX games.
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You may want to consider the 768MB of the GTX 460, since it is much cheaper, and no doubt that it'll satisfy you.
Edited by -X3- - 3/25/11 at 9:19am
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You may want to consider the 768MB of the GTX 460, since it is much cheaper, and no doubt that it'll satisfy you.
The one in my post is the cheapest 460 and is the 768MB version, and is only 5$ cheaper than the 550.
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Gts 250, dont waste your money on a more expensive card. Physx utilization on a card is pretty low in comparison.
This or the GTS 450. The reason I bought the 450 over the 250 is because folding benefits of the 450 are better. It's also a little more power efficient.
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This looks like the best all-rounder:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-415-_-Product
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I do not know much about computer's but the PNY 550TI which i have running atm with a new system play's BF3 and a few other game's on max settings with more than enough FPS to do work with. I think the 550 TI is the way to go
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A GTS 450 is enough
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