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Hi Guys :)
Essentially i'm building a new rig, and everything is sorted and waiting, except for graphics card! With the new ATI cards being announced and released in the upcoming months, I don't want to buy some cards now and find I could have waited and got a better/cheaper card :P
Normally I would just wait for the new cards and see what happens from there on, but I want to get my new rig running as soon as possible as my current one is on its death bed :( As I have some disposable income at the moment, I'm planning on getting a 460 768MB for the time being and using it as a dedicated PhysX card once I get my new cards. (BTW i'm still stuck with a 7600 GT atm O_O)
So my question is, how would it perform as dedicated PhysX?
i7 930 @4GHz
Rampage III Extreme
6GB DDR3 XMS3 1600 Tri-Channel
OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB
WD Caviar Blue 1TB
Thanks in advance :)
10-11-10, 07:06 PM
I would just use the 7600GT until you get a new card. The GTX460 is way overkill for Physx. A 8800 series cards would be fine for PhysX.
10-11-10, 07:06 PM
have you taken a look at the games that actually support physx?
most chances are you are very likely NOT to use many games that actually support it, thus negating the whole point.
Also some more food for thought a 460 would be quite a bit of overkill for a phyx card, a 9800/8800gt does the job more than plenty. Also, im not quite sure if the drivers will allow you to use a NON nvidia main card and still use physx on another nvidia card. (dont quote me on that though)
Your best bet is to read the rules for the classifieds (must have an ISP email, 100 thoughtful posts etc) to get access to the classifieds... that way when the time comes you can just sell the card here on ocf when you buy your new one :)
Yeah, I can understand it it being overkill :O
That's a very good point actually :) For some reason I never thought of selling it haha! I MAY use it for PhysX, depending on what I end up buying, but my bet is i'll probably go with selling it :)
Thanks for the advice guys :D
10-14-10, 07:54 AM
Fold on it!
10-14-10, 08:12 AM
Yeah, F@H with it, but dont buy it for PhysX. Like nd4spd mentioned, do you actually play any of the games with Hardware enabled PhysX games?
Listen, if you are ready to buy, buy a card. The new series from ATI wont be cheaper for better performance out of the box being that they are new, so might as well grab something now.
Yeah, i'm planning to play some of the newer games with PhysX such as Metro 2033 and Mafia :)
As you guys say though, I may F@H with it once i'm done with it, this build will be doing nothing so it may as well go to some good use!
I thought about getting the cards now, but it turns out that I need the funds at the moment anyway due to unforeseen circumstances D: What do you guys think of Gigabyte 470 SOCs in Dual SLI?
10-15-10, 06:38 PM
I think one, and stock speeds (dont pay a premium for factory overclocked cards) would be fine. ;)
It's not the factory OC i'm going for, more the excellent cooling :) The OC I can sort out :)
I say SLI mostly as I'd like to be able to run any game at 1920 x 1200 at 30FPS+ Highest settings with AA, high standards I suppose :o
if I recall correctly the 460 to get are the 1024mb models, updated chips, much faster than the 768.
From what i've seen so far, the 768 models aren't TOO far off, and as it's only a temporary card it's not too bothersome :) Anything is going to be a vast improvement, my system atm is appalling :P
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