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Old 04-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy all,

So I went to a comp shop today, just to ask about a PhysX card for my computer, and I mentioned earlier about something else that I had an 8800GTX. Well the guy I was talking to nearly pooed himself right there on the spot at the thought of me getting a PhysX card.

He basically said that they were a piece of crap, and the 8800GTX's built in Physics unit "creamed" the PhysX one. Wondering if this is true? Well, more to the point, wondering if I am going to be able to run Cell Factor on my 8800GTX, rofl, I love that game, it looks so good.

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The 8800GTX can run any game at max settings. And the guy is telling the truth. The 8800GTX already has physics built into it. So theres absolutely no need for a PhysX card.
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welcome to the site, nice spec pc by the way
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haha those PhysX cards. You get like... 5 more pieces of dynomite when something blows up?
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^ Exactly....along with 5-10 more flips and turns, on each splinter or piece of debris, that flies around, after an explosion.
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I have heard that the 8800GTX's in DX10 will have no need for a physics card anymore. They were always just a hype anyway and didn't help that much anyway. DEFINITELY not worth the cash.
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The PhysX cards has to be one of the biggest flops in computer history.
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Old 04-14-2007, 02:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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what about the killer NIC? lol
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That is so bogus.... I tried to get SmallNetBuilder (formerly Tom'sHardware-Networking) to do a review on it to show that is a waste of money, and they never reviewed it.... probably never got a card for review from the manufacturer.

If priced cheaper, and the software for the PhysX card was solid, as well as supporting applications, it wouldn't be bad for those on a budget. However, it is priced too high, and another GPU can go above and beyond what the PhysX card is capable of, not to mention that it was released without any software support at all.... There might be SOME support now, but I would be willing to bet that it is still minimal.
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