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Just last year we had AC IV Black Flag, Metro Last Light, Arkham Origins, COD Ghosts. They all utilized hardware(GPU) Physx. Its still around but is used sparingly in generally the bigger titles. I still play Mafia 2 with it turned on, Batman series, Alice, Mirrors edge and it really adds to the eye candy.

EDIT - Also going to be used in The Witcher 3. Heres a list for you of Hardware Accelerated Physx Games
I was checking my Nvidia PhysX settings and it's defaulted enable for the GPU

It's a shame that titan fall it's not included in that list
 
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I was checking my Nvidia PhysX settings and it's defaulted enable for the GPU

It's a shame that titan fall it's not included in that list
Why, that game is pretty meh.
 
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Personally, I don't see the need for a second GPU for PhysX if you have a high end card, since they are perfectly capable of handling those duties. Also, if you've got a high(ish)-end CPU since the Sandy Bridge days, you can also default to designating it as your PhysX processing unit, without any real penalty. That's what I do anyways.
 
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Personally, I don't see the need for a second GPU for PhysX if you have a high end card, since they are perfectly capable of handling those duties. Also, if you've got a high(ish)-end CPU since the Sandy Bridge days, you can also default to disignating it as your PhysX processing unit, without any real penalty. That's what I do anyways.
I agree with you, the main reason about to use a second graphic card was because it's a shame to have it just laying around,
 

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Personally, I don't see the need for a second GPU for PhysX if you have a high end card, since they are perfectly capable of handling those duties. Also, if you've got a high(ish)-end CPU since the Sandy Bridge days, you can also default to disignating it as your PhysX processing unit, without any real penalty. That's what I do anyways.
Really the only game that seems to disagree with that is Metro Last Light. Decent performance boosts came when you added another GPU that had 1/4 or so cuda cores as your main GPU.
 
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Really the only game that seems to disagree with that is Metro Last Light. Decent performance boosts came when you added another GPU that had 1/4 or so cuda cores as your main GPU.
Yea metro is a very intensive game in general. I tried it with Hybrid Physx enabled on my system and to be honest the extra's just to me did not really do more though than make the game a bit harder to run. I kept it on just because it was fine on my system but I just felt if I was having any performance troubles it would have been the first to go on that game because it was just so unnecessary to me.
 
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Yea metro is a very intensive game in general. I tried it with Hybrid Physx enabled on my system and to be honest the extra's just to me did not really do more though than make the game a bit harder to run. I kept it on just because it was fine on my system but I just felt if I was having any performance troubles it would have been the first to go on that game because it was just so unnecessary to me.
No second card will be add it to my system, instead I will use the graphic card
To build another rig,
 
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No second card will be add it to my system, instead I will use the graphic card
To build another rig,
Probably best option, Normally I would say do it if its a low power card (X50 cards or X60 series cards) but on high end GPU's it just adds power consumption for a very small margin of performance gains if any on certain games. With my system since I am AMD on my cards I either get defaulted to the CPU or I have to use Hybrid Physx which works quite well but I have just lost out on feeling that there are any games anymore needing Physx so I have removed the card so save on PSU connections/stress.
 

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Really the only game that seems to disagree with that is Metro Last Light. Decent performance boosts came when you added another GPU that had 1/4 or so cuda cores as your main GPU.
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Probably best option, Normally I would say do it if its a low power card (X50 cards or X60 series cards) but on high end GPU's it just adds power consumption for a very small margin of performance gains if any on certain games. With my system since I am AMD on my cards I either get defaulted to the CPU or I have to use Hybrid Physx which works quite well but I have just lost out on feeling that there are any games anymore needing Physx so I have removed the card so save on PSU connections/stress.
I was checking last night the list games that use physx and are not that much, so as I said I will use the graphic card To buy a second rig in order to improve my knowledge about overclock, benchmark and so on, so it will be a test rig
 
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I was checking last night the list games that use physx and are not that much, so as I said I will use the graphic card To buy a second rig in order to improve my knowledge about overclock, benchmark and so on, so it will be a test rig
Sounds like fun to me, I love building up extra rigs with spare parts from time to time to see what can be accomplished.
 
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You could probably pick up an old q9550 and mobo for less than $100. Put that card in and it'd be a beast.
 
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You could probably pick up an old q9550 and mobo for less than $100. Put that card in and it'd be a beast.
That's a good idea, I will check where I can find the q9550

And why not the 3770 instead the q9550?
 
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Sounds like fun to me, I love building up extra rigs with spare parts from time to time to see what can be accomplished.
I already own my main Rig plus 2 extra rigs that I built a few months ago from spares parts, it's make me fun,

here in Germany you can find a computer anywhere on the street because people leave their old computers next to the door of their homes to throw them away
 
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