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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.
There are different kinds of Physx. One such kind (eg Mafia II's Apex Clothing) is that it is calculated by the CPU even if you have a Nvidia main card. While it gives you the opportunity to see the eye candies, it does slow down the framerate.

In this situation, a dedicated Physx card can help, not for the sake of the GTX460 SLI but for the sake of the CPU. Only a fully dedicated Physx card can take this load off from the CPU to itself.

Having said this, a 9600GT has only 64 shaders which, IMHO, likely are not enough. However, as you already have the card, the only way to find out is to actually try it.

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PhysX is the latest nVidia publicity stunt, I believe it's very little used by mainstream games, and also when it is used it certainly is not a game changer. Not to mentionthe fact that your 460 SLI may end up waiting for your 9600 processing PhysX.
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