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Windows 7: Physx

26 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1

Hi, i am currently running a single Nvidia Zotac Geforce 9800GT, in the Nvidia Control Panel, am i best letting my GPU or CPU handle Physx???

Thank you fellow W7 users.


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26 Oct 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

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If you have the drivers installed let the video card handle it.
That is what it was designed for.
No delay swapping the info back and forth between the GPU and CPU.

Set your in game settings to maximize smooth frame rate and no hangs or stutter.

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26 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Can also be a moot point unless you have any of the games listed here,

PhysX Games List

which support GPU assisted Physx.
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26 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

The GPU itself handels Physx. If you do not have an OLD PhysX stand alone card you ahve to be running a newer nvidia card w/ PhysX. While your CPU can handle basic Physics it cannot process as many streams at the same time that producing physics requires.

I mean Look up "Fastra 2" it is about 8-9 video cards the process about as much as a supercomputer.
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27 Oct 2010   #5


Just leave it set to auto, but if you set the Physx settings too high in games, then you'll see quite a noticeable slowdown if you only have 1 card to render graphics and Physx.
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28 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1

That Fastra is kick ass, if i had the money i would use that for all my games ha ha.
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28 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

... Its not that good at games.....
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