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Just bought the following:
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I want to use my 9600 GT as a physx card with the 460s sli. Is this possible? Will it improve performance?

My mobo is an evga nforce 790i ultra.
post #2 of 13
It will impove performance in games due to the 9600GT taking on physics rather than the 460's but you have to remember, the fermi's were made to take on physics much better than prev versions, so it's possible the 9600GT could cause far less performance. I would just run 460 SLI.
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The 9600 will slow down the 460s. You would be better off not using it for physx but for folding.
 
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post #4 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092;13181467 
The 9600 will slow down the 460s. You would be better off not using it for physx but for folding.

I've never heard of this "folding." Can you elaborate?
post #5 of 13
I cant see a 9600 improving on 460 SLI. :/ Might as well try it when you get them all setup. smile.gif Mafia 2 demo has a benchmark tool so you can test a game with PhysX.
    
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I've never heard of this "folding." Can you elaborate?

A program that created artifical cells to help researches fight cancer by understanding how it's formed. Your info is sent to their labs.
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post #7 of 13
It's worth a try, but it could bottleneck the 460. Just run Mafia II.
post #8 of 13
from various tests which i've done, the 9600GT @ 770MHz couldn't keep up with a single GTX470.......and 460SLI is way faster
    
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I still stand by my first post. Don't use the 9600GT. It will slow you down.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterFly;13181550 
I've never heard of this "folding." Can you elaborate?

Go here if you would like to learn more about it.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-net-folding-home-team/224925-folding-home-essential-threads.html
 
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