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Old 02-11-2009, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What will a dedicated Physx do?

I am running my 9800gt as primary display and the 8500 as dedicated physx.
What benefit will I see running my 8500gt as a dedicated Physx card?
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Default Re: What will a dedicated Physx do?

You'll see a nice performance boost in games that support Physx, such as Mirror's Edge.
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It will allow the 9800GT to render graphics only, and the 8500GT will render physics only.
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Default Re: What will a dedicated Physx do?

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It will allow the 9800GT to render graphics only, and the 8500GT will render physics only.
It set its self up automatically in Vista but not sure about Win7

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It may not work in Win7 yet. It is a Beta and that part of the drivers might not be functional.
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