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Old 11-28-09, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default GT 220 w/ 512MB as a Physx Card

Can I use the aforementioned as a dedicated PhysX card? I think it should work, just want some verification and suggestions.

The card has a smaller form factor but not much user feedback on Newegg.

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Old 11-30-09, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: GT 220 w/ 512MB as a Physx Card

It might but a 240 would be better I think.

"Physx is heavily dependent on the GPU itself, not the memory, etc. As an example, the 9600GT has a 256 bit memory bus. So in bandwidth-limited gaming scenarios, it will be faster than a 9600GSO, which has a better GPU but narrorwer bus."
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Old 11-30-09, 02:59 PM   #3
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Use a GT 240 instead. The 96SP GPU will be better for PhysX.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...gt_240_us.html
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Use a GT 240 instead. The 96SP GPU will be better for PhysX.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...gt_240_us.html
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Old 12-02-09, 01:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: GT 220 w/ 512MB as a Physx Card

Or a 2nd hand 8800gt 112sp...
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Old 12-03-09, 03:10 AM   #6
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8800GT is not power efficient like the GT 240.
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Old 12-03-09, 03:17 PM   #7
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8800GT is not power efficient like the GT 240.
How much power does a 256mb 8800gt use PER SP compared to a GT240?
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Does the ram voltage change for 2d/3d modes?

If RAM is less important for physx then keeping the ram cool by keeping it low speed might help keep the gpu cool with the all in one heatskink ??

I dunno.
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