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I'm thinking about upgrading from my EVGA GTS 460 SE's (SLI'd), from what I've heard the 460 SE's are basically just a tiny bit better than 450's. Basically I'm looking for what will blow those out of the water for around 350$ (on stock air cooling for now).

I was thinking about getting a EVGA GTX 570 http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...012-P3-1573-AR
And keeping 1 460 as a Phyx card. Would it be a good idea to keep 1 460 as a Phyx card? I'm also not sure if there is another brand with a better card, I usually only shop EVGA.
Edited by Crabby654 - 4/20/11 at 12:17pm
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460 is pretty overkill for physx imo and not many games support it. The gtx 570 is a great card though, just be careful overclocking because of the VRMs.
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Well I'm pretty awful as selling things (lazy mainly, and I would just give stuff to my brother) and I'd might as well use 1 of them for something is I guess how I'm looking at it.
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You would be better off selling both of your cards and putting it towards the 570 (great choice; make sure you get the MSI Twin Frozr III edition); it's plenty powerful to handle PhysX if/when you encounter it.

EDIT: Saw your last post. Don't be lazy! Get some money back As far as the other guy goes, the MSI TFIII 570 actually has solid VRMs and a contact plate for cooling them.
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You would be better off selling both of your cards and putting it towards the 570 (great choice; make sure you get the MSI Twin Frozr III edition); it's plenty powerful to handle PhysX if/when you encounter it.
This was another question. Would I get better Physx performance from using it on the card you suggested or using 1 460 as a dedicated card?
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This was another question. Would I get better Physx performance from using it on the card you suggested or using 1 460 as a dedicated card?
Well, the point of a dedicated PhysX card is to offload processing and improve performance; to answer your question, you would get better performance from using the 460 as a dedicated PhysX card. However, there are very few applications where you would notice anything, because PhysX isn't widespread; most of the time, the card would just sit there expelling heat and wasting power. The pros don't outweigh the cons, IMO.
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not sure about the gts570 :S i'd go for a gtx570
     
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Oops I edited the OP, I meant GTX not GTS
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Just sell bolth of them and get a 590 or 580
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