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Old 01-13-09, 07:48 AM   #9
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Default Re: What is a good PhysX card to use with my new G200?

As an experiment I used an 8600GTS with a GTX280 prior to swapping it out for the GTX295.
The results where less than stellar frankly, as a quick test I used 3DVantage GTX280 & 8600GTS on Vista SP1 64 BIT.
The install was a little bit of a pain in the A@@ 180.48 would not recognize the 8600GTS the driver INF did not have the 8600GTS as a choice for Physx so I used 181.

By the way I had BSOD twice needing multiple reboots, and several trips into safe mode before it seated properly.
Once everything was right I tested Vantage, and my score was higher using the GTX280 on its own then with the additional 8 series card.

I now own an GTX295, and did a fresh 64bit Vista install I figure its not worth the trouble of trying this again unless 1) I get a better card for Physx 9600GT or better or 2) it mature or 3) we get better Apps to utilize this tech, because the additional heat, power requirements, and overall experience did not merit its use IMHO.
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