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Old 12-22-09, 01:12 AM   #25
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Default Re: How many of ya using a second for PhysX?

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Except for a few blowing flag's, I have trouble seeing if it's being used or not. I guess I must not look hard enough.
I've been running with physx enabled on my 285 + graphics... it is hard to tell what's different.

I tried cryostasis with my 8600 GT as a physx card... I have to say it was downright painful trying to play. It performed way worse than just running physx on my GTX 285
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Old 12-29-09, 09:40 PM   #26
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Hybrid PhysiX for me as well

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Going to try my 'old' 9800gtx along side my 280gtx. Not sure if the PSU is up to it. Only one way to find out....
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Default Re: How many of ya using a second for PhysX?

If there could be any gain from using a 9500GT PCIE x1, I'd throw one in and try it. I've heard of a few people trying 8400GS & other cards like that, but it'd seem to me that the only PCI or PCI-e x1 car that could handle any Physx acceleration would be a 9500GT which performs like an 8600 without AA and like a 7900 with.
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Old 12-30-09, 08:58 AM   #29
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Default Re: How many of ya using a second for PhysX?

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If there could be any gain from using a 9500GT PCIE x1, I'd throw one in and try it. I've heard of a few people trying 8400GS & other cards like that, but it'd seem to me that the only PCI or PCI-e x1 car that could handle any Physx acceleration would be a 9500GT which performs like an 8600 without AA and like a 7900 with.
Very interesting. Please post benches.

Id like to know If crossfire + a 1x pci-e physx config is viable.
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Default Re: How many of ya using a second for PhysX?

The reviews on teh intarweb show that the X1 cards perform on par with their x16 counterparts when used in pci express 2.0 motherboards... and given that a 9500GT isn't really that much of a slouch of a card (32SP, 128 bit memory interface, 25.6 GB/s, 134.4 GFLOP), it should provide adequate Physx acceleration.

I haven't looked into hybrid PhysX yet, and don't know whether or not a PCI-e x1 slot NV card can work with an x16 ATI card... I guess this warrants a looking into. A $60 addition to my non-SLI rig may prove to be a god investment with more and more PhysX supportive titles coming out lately.
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