Originally Posted by newtekie1
Yes, but people are complaining about two $300 cards not working. If you can drop a $50 card into the machine and get improved physics in games it is ok. Not every game needs improved physics, so yes it won't work with every game. However, for the price, it is worth it.
Now, if they make us use high end cards for physics, then you have a point.
I thought it was common knowledge that a 8500GT was more then $50
? You may find a sale or 2 but that's the exception not the rule. Since this is software based, I really don't see it being faster then what the the PPU offered unless it really sucked to begin with. Cuda wont do any performance gain. It will allow more visual effects but the performance "hit" (If any) has yet to be seen.