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Should I use a GTX570 for PHYSX?

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  1. paulharrison123

    paulharrison123 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Got hold of a 6990 which plays all games fine - perfect even, but i always loved nvidia for the physx side etc, some game options are greyed out because of the lack of nvidia.

    Question is, will i see any difference?!? Or should i just sell the GTX570?
     
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    it will make a few specific games - such as batman AA or mirrors edge look better, but a gtx 570 is so much overkill its not worth it, sell it and buy a gt240 to work as a phsyx card instead, as it will be much quieter and use a lot less energy
     
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    you could give it to me for free?
    and have a 9800gt as a physx card :)
     
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    i've thats the route this is gonna go, i would trade my gts 250 + £50 for his gtx 570 (gts 250 much more powerful(then a 9800gt not a 570))
     
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    :slap: thats for asking the question in the 1st place
    :slap: thats for you obviously having more money than sense
    :slap: thats because.... I will think of something give me a minute


    Seriously do not even contemplate keeping that 570 for Physx, hardly any games support physx and at best if you really really must have physx buy a gts 220 that will handle it nicely and sell the 570 to someone that will actually make use of that monster card
     
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    I really think Bo$$ was kidding :p and a gts 250 is slightly better than a 9800gt just slightly, nothing more nothing less.

    WTF double post? I clicked edit to my 1st post not reply :\

    *runs away*
     
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    yes i am aware of that, but my offers serious, would probably go to £60 and then thats all the money i've got at the moments

    also have you seen where the mouse on a psp automaticly points to on your avatar if you read your post
     
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    no, totally not worth it.
     
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    dunno, it could help him fold or boinc
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    thats not what he asked for.

    he asked is it worth having as a PhysX card... and thats a complete no. it accelerates less than a dozen games, and maybe 3 of that dozen have effects worth mentioning. for the added electrical cost and heat output (and cost of the card) theres no way its worth it.
     
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    yeah but thats already been mentioned were just waiting for his reply really, its a complete waste of power- total overkill etc - we might as well give him the other options for using the card
     
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    Just decided to do it cos i have the 570 laying here, was just a fun question really, and ive tested it and noticed little difference!

    I wont however swap it for a GTS250 + £50 as although the question was a little silly, which was known really at the time of posting (because of the overkill) Im not stupid :p (can pick up a new gts250 for £50)

    The folding idea is a cracker though!! - either that or it will probably go on the bay.

    Cheers for the replies!
     
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    was worth a try - eventually someone'll say yes to my ridiculessly low offers

    glad you'll use it for folding, i think we have a team here at tpu
     
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    Yea, I will probably add for folding purposes :) cheers guys
     
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    more than slightly faster, 9800GT = 8800 GT.

    The GTS 250 is slightly faster than the 9800GTX+ which is clocked higher and has increased shaders than it 9800GT counterpart.

    The GTX570 is too overkill for a physics card, its a powerful card in its own right so to use it as a add-on card seems a bit of a insult.
     
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    There's no such thing as 'ridiculous' when it comes to folding though ;)
     
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    Way too power hungry for a extra that won't be used all the time GTX 570 = PhysX????? I wouldn't unless you have extra money you just want to throw away constantly.

    If you want a physX card sell the GTX 570 and go get a 430 GT or something. then use the rest of the money for better cooling on the HD6990 so you can actually hear your games.

    Although if you are a folder.... then use it for folding.
     
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    So it is slightly more powerful, I dont see your point? its not double the performance, possibly 20% and by todays standard of cards it makes little difference
     
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    which to me, means slightly. when cards out there are 300% faster, 20% dont mean much on such old cards.
     
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    A single slot card that requires no power pins would suffice, GTX570 is way overkill lol but would look nice on your vantage scores?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    take a chill pill.

    If this thread was resolved as you say, why are you still posting in it? you made a comment and more than one person disagreed with it. theres no rule about only one post per side of a discussion...
     
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    Who was arguing, and the last time I looked you are right Musells is the only moderator in this thread, not YOU. I suggest you rethink how you reply to people as perhaps you weren't being as offhanded as your post would suggest.
     
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    sorry i may of overreacted a bit:eek:

    i just got irritated as theres about 10 posts debating between 2 cards and a load of people not reading the posts properly

    i admit that i might be thread crapping but in truth i'm just a bit bored as theres nothing happening today

    but in general i think any 200 series cards will do nicely for physx but i think the gt210 might be a bit too low powered to work properly on some games

    i've removed the post now and hope you can all forgive me for the mistake i have made:ohwell:

    i just thought it was getting a bit out of hand and people generally ignore me if i don't make it really dramatic
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i edited out that part about thread crapping, i'd done a multiquote and fucked it up. it was two peoples posts that combined looked worse than either post.

    210 is too weak for physX, yes.
     

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