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Windows 7: PhysX Card

13 Sep 2010   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
PhysX Card

Hey, my friend gave me a 8800 GT Alpha Dog edition card, as he bought a new one, and i currently have the gtx 295. Do you guys think its worth having a 8800GT as a PhysX card?


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13 Sep 2010   #2
Everlong

 

There's no harm in having one. If you have the space and the extra power connector for it, then might as well put it in. FPS will still drop a bit in some Physx games, as the main GPU is still doing extra work to process the data the Physx card has done. Will have to see what you think of it. Try some Physx based games like Mirror's Edge, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Mafia 2 if you can.
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13 Sep 2010   #3
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I recommend "Mirrors Edge" because when glass shatters it is, well, "PhysX" technology. and pretty much the best way to test your GPU. If FPS doesn't slow down, you're in, luck.

The game is beautiful.
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13 Sep 2010   #4
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

is it better to have another nvidia video card for physx or a actual dedicated physx card?
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13 Sep 2010   #5
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
is it better to have another nvidia video card for physx or a actual dedicated physx card?
If you're talking about the old Ageia dedicated Physx cards, then they're not around anymore. Nvidia bought Ageia Physx and turned it in to Nvidia Physx. You can use any Nvidia card from the 8 series and up as a dedicated Physx card now. You just set which card processes Physx in the Nvidia control panel.

The Geforce GT240 is the most recommended card to use as a standalone Physx card at the moment, as it's fairly cheap. Though more powerful cards will be better of course. Just the GT240 seems appealing as it doesn't need any additional power connectors etc.
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15 Sep 2010   #6
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to jump in as this is not my thread. Can Nvidia cards be used as PhysX cards along side ATI cards?
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15 Sep 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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15 Sep 2010   #8
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Nice one. Cheers!
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