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Well I had a 8400gs card so I stuck it in my rig.
Besides making all my temps go up 1 or 2 c what uses physx?
I have seen that bbc2 doesnt use It and alot of other games dont.
So what other uses could it serve?
post #2 of 14
To be honest, the 8400GS would be crap for a Physx card.
Your better off without using it.
post #3 of 14
8400 is unable to be a physX card anyway, not enough power in it. The 8500 was dropped from the physX drivers as well a year or two back.
Edit: 8600/9500 is the absolute minimum for support as a physX card, and even then it won't help much unless you're running a 9600 as your GPU.
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post #4 of 14
Worthless for PhysX, the 8400GS is barely better than, oh, Intel GMA4500.
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It's about as useful as integrated plus dedicated VRAM. That, and it doesn't support Physx.
 
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8400GS as Physx card = Total FAIL!
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Only the 8600 GT and up can do PhysX, sorry dude.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_gpus.html
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If you are serious about PhysX anything lower then GTX260 will just hinder performance with cards like GTX5XX. A 8600GTS + GTX580 will get less fps then GTX580 alone.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by G33K;13040109 
Only the 8600 GT and up can do PhysX, sorry dude.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_gpus.html

There are several 8400 GS's that can run PhysX and do SLI.
Galaxy makes one.

As for performance, I believe it would actually reduce your FPS since it'd be such a bottleneck. Don't go below a 9600GT/GT240 for PhysX.
    
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Tried a 8400gs as physx with a 9800GTX. Frames were better without 8400gs.
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