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My 6970 Need Some Help w/PhysX...Which GPU to Buy?

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  • 28% (7)
    9800GTX+ / GTS 250
  • 72% (18)
    GTX 260
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post #1 of 17
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I'm gettin' my 6970 in a couple of days and I was wondering what would be a good GPU to use for PhysX. Currently using a resolution of 1680x1050.
post #2 of 17
I would personally go for the 260.
post #3 of 17
What about a 560 Ti?
     
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post #4 of 17
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What about a 560 Ti?
That's what too expensive for a physx card. Not even that many games out there use the technology anyways. I suggest a GTX 2xx card.
post #5 of 17
drBlah, i have ordered the same card from the egg.

U excited as I am? Man-0-Man that card is sweet.

Read this review, close to or beats a gtx580 is several benchies.

http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=948935
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post #6 of 17
If you can afford it, you should look at a GTX460. Even the slow edition has more shaders than the 260 and it'll run cooler. They're going for pretty cheap nowadays
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post #7 of 17
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drBlah, i have ordered the same card from the egg.

U excited as I am? Man-0-Man that card is sweet.
.....I am stoked! Trying to decide on this PhysX gpu cause I've found a new GTS 250 Twin Frozr & GTX 260 Twin Frozr. The price for the 260 is somewhat ridiculous (trying to get the price lowered).

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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
If you can afford it, you should look at a GTX460. Even the slow edition has more shaders than the 260 and it'll run cooler. They're going for pretty cheap nowadays
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you can only use Nvidia 9800/200 series with ATI for PhysX
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/10/11 at 11:53am
post #8 of 17
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to use a series other than the 9000 and 200 series O_o
All nv cards after the 8600 have cuda, which is essentially what makes physx.
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post #9 of 17
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I don't see why you wouldn't be able to use a series other than the 9000 and 200 series O_o
All nv cards after the 8600 have cuda, which is essentially what makes physx.
I agree.


Just look at the OCN Marketplace for a good deal to pop up. I paid $50 shipped for my PhysX Card and can now run PhysX on High with Batman AA that I got from the $7.50 Steam Sale.
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post #10 of 17
GTX 460 SE. Probably close to the same price as a GTX260 anyways. Also, 6970 for 1680x1050 res??? Well.... it is OCN
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