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Most games don't support GPU PhysX. Better off with SLI.
post #22 of 36
Save a little more money and get yourself a SSD... that is something that you are sure to see a performance increase with.... NVIDIA physX is dying technology; a dedicated card will produce more heat in your system and use more power, with little to no performance gains.
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Save a little more money and get yourself a SSD... that is something that you are sure to see a performance increase with.... NVIDIA physX is dying technology; a dedicated card will produce more heat in your system and use more power, with little to no performance gains.
word, gonna buy a sandforce 1222 soon
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atleast a GTX260, IMO. But yeah, SLI would be the better way to go probably, unless most of the games you play have GPU PhysX. Doubtfull on that part. Not many games actually have PhysX.
    
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seriously? that is a bold claim with no
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You realize that actually proves his point, right? a "decent" GPU does benefit as PhysX verse a highend GPU alone. All that video proves is a super old 8600GTS can't cut it.

For the sake of this thread, I have tested my own setup and the Mafia 2 benchmark.

http://www.overclock.net/12821478-post43.html
    
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You realize that actually proves his point, right? a "decent" GPU does benefit as PhysX verse a highend GPU alone. All that video proves is a super old 8600GTS can't cut it.
true, but if you read my original post I said like a $40 gpu.

I'm not going to spend $100 for a physX card if another gtx460 is only $30 dollars more.

but thanks for responding to my thread regardless
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post #28 of 36
SLI 580's with a GTX 470 dedicated to PhysX 81.1 fps


Identical settings
SLI 580's without a dedicated PhysX GPU 53.5 fps



Somebody that can do math break out the calculator and tell me the % gain. The equation is you need the right GPU as a dedicated Physx card and obviously a PhysX enabled game. Under powered will have negative results.
     
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If nobody has posted yet, Linus actually uploaded a video the other day using an 8600GTS for PhysX. He got 30.3fps using a GTX580 and the 8600GTS for PhysX, and then he got 49.7fps using the GTX580 on its own.

EDIT - Eh, someone beat me to it.
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I think PhysX, atleast the variant handled by GPUs, is about dead at this point.
     
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