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Could anyone do the same test but with a amd card as main GPU? I'd like to see if a slow physx card would also bring down the fps and by how much. But don't use a very old card and then the newest cards, I'd say use a card from each generation to get better data.



I agree that he shouldn't have just compared a 4-5 year old card to ones that just came out recently, but I wouldn't hate on him for it (not directed directly at you mbudden, but in general).
The reason he started off with an 8600 GTS was to make a point by exaggeration.
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How does it compare to letting the cpu do physics? vs using the a single card.
CPU PhysX is horribly coded and uses old instructions such as x87
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