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Old 10-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SLI N00B, have a gtx 580, can anyone recommend a cheaper card to physX?

Hi, I'm getting a GTX580 and looking for a cheaper card that I can get to do PhysX using SLI. I currently have a GTS250 but it's not compatible with the 580 upon my research. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations to go with this? here's my build.

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How is it not compatible for physix?

You cannot sli any other card than the same, ie gtx 580.

Physix is NOT connected in sli, and has nothing to do with sli.

For physix, the 250 is just fine. To even run 2 more monitors the 250 is just fine too.
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Default Re: SLI N00B, have a gtx 580, can anyone recommend a cheaper card to physX?

From the last thread you posted:
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Using a dedicated graphics card for physx is not SLI. SLI can only be configured with two similar cards. Using a dedicated card for physx will actually kill your frame rate unless the game supports physx. BF3 will not support physx and I cant find a single upcoming game that will. So this seems like a dead end.
If you want to SLi, you have to get another GTX 580.
If you want a dedicated PhysX card, try the GTS 250 first. It won't SLi with the 580 (read above) but should work fine for dedicated PhysX.

Also, here is a guide for you.
How to install a dedicated PhysX card - PC Articles | MMGN Australia


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I've heard when you lose one body function others step up to superhuman capacity.

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Well... then I'm f'd... I'm a quadriplegic with no finger movement!
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