Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: GT 520 as dedicated PhysX

13 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
GT 520 as dedicated PhysX

I've a GTX 470 and GT 520 ,I'm only using the GTX as graphics and PhysX.
I thought if I could use the GT 520 as dedicated PhysX and the GTX470 for graphics.
Would this make any deference or ease the load of the GTX 470 so it won't over heat
And how much watts would the GT520 require if I used it as PhysX

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Probably see little to no gain from using such a low end card for Physx. From looking around I can't find anyone that recommended using a GT 520 for Physx, with most recommending at least a GT 550 Ti,

Physx GPU considerations - Forums

As far as power requirements for that card, unless you're already close with what you have I wouldn't worry about it. That card only uses around 39W at peak load,

ZOTAC GeForce GT 520 1 GB Review - Page 21/27 | techPowerUp
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 GT 520 as dedicated PhysX

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dedicated Physx Card
Hey guys, My dad has an old 8500GT that he doesn't use any more, and he let me use it. Right now I have the GTX 470 and I felt like messing around and making the 8500GT a dedicated Physx card. My question is, how can I do that? Will I notice that big of a difference anyway? Thanks! Btw,...
Graphic Cards
GTX 460 768 + BFG Physx
Hey guys, i currently have a GTX 460 mb graphics card,and could possibly pick up a BFG Physx 128 MB card cheap to go along side it,would it make much of a diffrence?
Graphic Cards
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???:D Thank you fellow W7 users. :D:)
Graphic Cards
PhysX SLI mix
Hello! I would like to upgrade my pc and I was thinking if I could mix a gt220 with a GTX 460 in physx sli... this is very important because I need to the "weaker" card now couse it's now on sale...
Graphic Cards
Dedicated PhysX card: PSU question
So I'm running a GTS 250 as my main gfx card, but I have a 9800 GTX+ just lying around that I was considering using as a dedicated PhysX card. The only question is, will my 700w PSU be enough to power both cards, or do I need to jump up to 750 or 800?
Hardware & Devices
I have heard of hacked drivers which allow you to run Physx with ATI primary card. Assuming that is correct, I have a few questions. 1)Which games actually use Physx? 2)Which would be better, a GT 240 or a 9800GT for Physx? 3)Will either of those cards work in a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot in x4 mode (4...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App