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8800/9800/250

Anything above that is overkill.
    
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9800gt, gts250 would do fine.. but i dont think you would be able to get anything for $40. with that price range you might loose performance >_< But just use the money to get a second 460 and you can always do physx on those
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post #13 of 36
250 or above..anything below is a just a waste of time and money...

FYI: The better the physx card the better performance overall..
Mafia 2 gets best FPS boost when you use a 260 as physx.. I use my 460 as physx with my 480's.

the higher end the card, the better card you need for physx or you end up losing performance.. eg...you just dont use a 8600GT or a 9800GT for dedicated physx with a 580 SLi setup ...
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would an 8800gts (atm collecting dusts) as physx card be worth it or would it be a bad idea??

EDIT: sorry didn't mean to hijack, but this thread just reminded me that I have a 8800gts laying about somewhere.
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would an 8800gts (atm collecting dusts) as physx card be worth it or would it be a bad idea??

EDIT: sorry didn't mean to hijack, but this thread just reminded me that I have a 8800gts laying about somewhere.
It would be good.
    
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would an 8800gts (atm collecting dusts) as physx card be worth it or would it be a bad idea??

EDIT: sorry didn't mean to hijack, but this thread just reminded me that I have a 8800gts laying about somewhere.
Yes, your 8800GTS will help as a dedicated Physx card to your main GTX460, regardless whether yours is the 512MB version (with 128 shaders) or the 320/640 MB version (with 96 shaders).

See the chart below showing a framerate gain when a GTX480 is assisted by a GT240 (with 96 shaders) doing Mafia II at your resolution of 1920x1080.
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Originally Posted by (mirror)52-D.S.L. View Post
seriously? that is a bold claim with no
Proof sir:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9143...ng-thread.html

And also:

    
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simply fantastic. perfectly explained.

thank you very much
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I'd rather SLI that 460 instead of buying a dedicated PhysX card so it helps both ways incase the game doesn't support PhysX, this or simply just upgrade your card. But SLI is always the cheaper/more performance route.
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