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Old 05-23-10, 05:53 PM   #33
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Default Re: a little warning about gtx 480 and dedicated physx cards

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
But even with a single GPU system I wouldn't want a second dual slot GFX cards (9800GTX or better) in my system just because I'd get a few FPS more in very few games...
Probably true for most people. My main motivation was that a friend "fried" it with those graphics drivers that were killing cards... I baked it and she turned out to be a solid card for the $30 they wanted to sell it for.

It gives me another 7,000 keys/sec compared to my 14,000 on my GTX 285 in linux while testing wpa passwords.... so for $30 that's my sole justification for it.

What you're saying is probably true, most people can't find a 2nd card powerful enough at a price that's good enough to justify it for physx alone, and probably no one else on these forums can find a use for a 2nd card outside of physx. Rather a special case with me
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