Re: I have $400 for a new video card.....
The 275 has 240 shader processors so that will help in Physx games.
For $250 it seems like a pretty good buy, though the GTX 260 216 is SO cheap right now... you can get one for like $180.
I don't think you can go wrong with either card right now, but because of Physx I'm finding it harder to recommend anything but an nvidia card anymore. It is slowly catching on and its usage in games is very noticeable.
Cryostasis is probably going to help Physx a lot more than nvidia anticipated. Its a damned cool game and I think a lot of gamers are going to want to make it run and look as good as possible... which includes buying a faster nvidia card.
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