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gtx470 + gts250 (physx) on VX550 ?

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  1. Cratzky New Member

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    As the title says, would it be possible? Read my sign to the left :)

    The gtx470 is running at stock speeds
     
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    A GTS 250 running stock and only being used for PhysX probably wont pull that much power. I think that although it will be close, for gaming it will be fine (just stay away from stress testing everything at once :laugh:).
     
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    I went to corsairs homepage and tried the PSU choise thingy and i typed in all my specs and tried what is was gonna say with 2x gtx470, and it still said that i would be fine using a vx550w..... so im not sure how much faith to put into that calculation according to corsair ;)
     
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    Yeah, I would say Corsair is being a bit generous there. The only bad thing I saw was that the PSU only has 2 PCIe cables, so the 250 would run off adapters (unless I read the specs wrong on Newegg).

    The 470 and 250 make a nice pair though :cool:
     
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    Yeah i noticed :laugh:
    Yup, im gonna give it a try, if i wont report back in a hour, then we know the PSU has died....:roll:
     
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    It would probably work, but it would be pointless. The GTS250 isn't going to improve performance any over just the GTX470 in PhysX.
     
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    Didnt work.... my crappy motherboard does only have 1x pci-e ...... Another reason to upgrade platform i guess :D
     
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    adding a gts250 for dedicated physx instead of using 1 single card for both physx and gaming would drastically improve the performance in games, using physx, such as mafia2, metro2033, etc....
     
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    :eek:

    How did we miss that?! :laugh:
     
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    Question is: What did i think about when i bough this motherboard? I clearly didnt think at all when picked it....:banghead:
     
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    No it won't, I've done it. Adding a 9600GT and a GTX460 to my GTX470 does not help performance one bit. The GTX470 is powerful enough by itself to handle PhysX without a dedicated card.
     
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    The benchmarks says something much different when adding a physx card... u sure u did it right?
     
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    Yes, I'm sure I did it right.
     
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