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Hey

I'm pretty tight on budget and I was wondering which PhysX card would be the best for my Rig and if you even recommend spending my money on any of those:

GeForce 210
GeForce 9500GT
GeForce GT-220
GeForce GT-240

and if none of the above will do, I will have to buy a 9800GT

But, will I be able to get good performance with any of the above? cuz they cost less and I really dun have much to spend

Thank you
 

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Originally Posted by BakingSoda View Post
8800, 9800 or 250.
Agreed...
 

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I'd look for a used GTS250/9800gtx in the marketplace here. Can find them for $70-ish. I just sold one for $70.
 

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All those in the middle are useless? (210, 9500GT, 220...)
 

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GT 240 should be fine.
Mmmm... Will I notice a performace boost using a 9800GT over a 240? Cuz the price difference isn't as big as the difference when compared to 220 and the rest...
 

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If you don't have a lot to spend don't bother with PhysX.

The performance gain you will get from a low-end PhysX card isn't worth the money you spend.

GTS250 is the minimum to actually get you moneys worth with PhysX. All using low-end PhysX cards does is either lose performance or create more heat, use more power and give you minimal increase
 

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I got a massive boost when i added a 9600gt, and then a bit better with a gts 250. But I don't have a gtx 480 as my main card.
 

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i use a gtx240 for physx and in metro it peaks only to 33% usage max
 

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If you don't have a lot to spend don't bother with PhysX.

The performance gain you will get from a low-end PhysX card isn't worth the money you spend.

GTS250 is the minimum to actually get you moneys worth with PhysX. All using low-end PhysX cards does is either lose performance or create more heat, use more power and give you minimal increase
but... GTS250 costs around 100$> less than my GTX275.

Wouldn't I be better off getting another GTX275 and SLIing and that's it???
 

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barely any games support physx. like 2%, and non of them are good games....
AFAIK Many games do :O

And this is kinda for the upcoming ones

EDIT: SLIing my 275s will cost atleast 150 bucks Lol
 

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Mmmm... Will I notice a performace boost using a 9800GT over a 240? Cuz the price difference isn't as big as the difference when compared to 220 and the rest...
Yes,9800GT has 112 shaders.
 

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My 9800GTX+ rarely hits 40% usage with PhysX set to high in games like Mafia II, but you might want to step it up a notch for future proofing - games will only use the cards more.
 

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Okay well.......... Since 9800GT Still costs around 70$ and more

Should I spend the extra $$$ for SLI and screw the PhysX? XD

Also, Would it be problematic if I'd use 1 card on 16x and the 2nd on 8x and if they'd be from different brands? (Gigabyte w/ Asus for example)
 

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barely any games support physx. like 2%, and non of them are good games....

just sli your 275s
Eh, Batman AA, Metro, Mafia 2, and Cryostasis are pretty good games. I actually really liked Cryostasis, but my 470 handles the PhysX in that one by itself fine. The only game I really used my 9800gtx for was Mafia 2, but one game wasn't worth it. I sold the 9800.
 

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I'm asking since I dont exactly know wether SLI is worth the $$$ over PhysX
Damm GTX260 are everywhere! yet GTX275 are less popular in all those sites
 
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