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Old 05-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's great, thanks. Would you suggest a superclocked version of the 670 for $20 more? I noticed it's only a few FPS difference (2-4) for most games, nothing noticeable it seems.
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Not really unless you just want to get the "faster" card.
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Hey PP, I've been looking at the various UEFI bios, and I noticed some have mouse cursor utility and some don't, is there a keyword in the motherboard name that hints the mouse cursor functionality in the UEFI bios?
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No. You'll have to Google for that, but really there is no point.
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Ah okay, that's fine.
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Hey PP, will I even notice a fps increase with a physx card assisting a GTX 670, or will the GTX 670 do all the magic as far as performance goes? None of the games I play are PhysX capable so I'm guessing there's not really an FPS increase in non-physx games?
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Hey PP, will I even notice a fps increase with a physx card assisting a GTX 670, or will the GTX 670 do all the magic as far as performance goes? None of the games I play are PhysX capable so I'm guessing there's not really an FPS increase in non-physx games?
You basically answered your own question lol. And even with PhysX games having an extra card is sort of a damned if you do, damned if you don't type of thing. Having a really fast card with a slower card for PhysX will actually decrease FPS. Adding a crappy card to a crappy card for PhysX will slow it down too. The only thing good an extra card for PhysX does is up Vantage points for AMD users.
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I see yeah I was gonna pair it with my GTX 460, but I'll sell it instead

One more thing PP, I'm going to be getting the 670 first before the i5/motherboard, will I be bottlenecked by my 1055t running at 3.4 Ghz?
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Yes and no. It'll be fine until you get the new stuff.
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Ah okay, just checked my local TigerDirect and they have GTX 670's available both regular and superclocked versions. Hopefully they have good motherboards and I'll just get it all in one go once I get there. They don't have ASRock though so that's a let down, oh well guess I'll order it. How does this MSI mobo look to you?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...609&CatId=6976
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