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Sup guys,

I acquired a 7900GS and was wondering if I would be able to put it to any sort of use?
I haven't been in the computer industry long enough to know it's capabilities/reputation.
Would I be able to use it as a Phys-X card with my rig in my sig? Any suggestions? Otherwise I'll just keep it as a spare just in case, my family's PC has an ati HD5670 in it, so it's not gonna be an upgrade on that.
 

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Nope, I would say worthless as Phys-X card, especially considering you're running a 670. If you're interested, it could probably be put to use on the OCN BOINC team, I know there are some projects there that can use a much wider range of hardware than [email protected] So, check out BOINC, and if you can't use it there (or don't want to run your computer extra time) then your best use for it would be a backup card.
 

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PhysX for that card would be a major downgrade.
I was in a simular situation to you a couple years ago when i went from 2x 8800 GTX's to a 560ti. I actually tried a 560ti main + 8800GTX for physX ..it didnt work well.
I still have those 8800 GTX's in my loft. Most gear that old isnt worth selling imo, so i advise u to do what iv done ..keep them for spare.
Its especialy handy if ur CPU doesnt have a onboard GPU like mine, if my 560ti pops..im screwed unless i have a backup..thankfully ..i do.

Ofcourse u could always just save it for when u upgrade the rest of ur rig. Then u can put together another computer and sell it on as a prebuilt.. it wont get much but still probably easier to sell it than selling individual components.
 

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This is what I thought, I'll probably keep it and slowly gather up parts and put together a spare computer of sorts eventually. I might pop it in to my pc some time and see what it's actually capeable of haha
 

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Do you have the AGP version? If so you wont even be able to use it in most modern PCs.
Besides, I believe Physx requires cuda support, which the 7xxx series doesn't have.

The card is a decent performer; My friend still has a 7800gs AGP and it runs games like torchlight2 @1080p just fine. If you have an older core2/Athlon64 system with integrated graphics it will be a huge boost, but if you plan on building something new like a trinity rig, you're better off just using the integrated graphics.
 

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Retrofit an H100 on it and see how far it'll go
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