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Using 8800GTX as a dedicated phyx?

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I currently am running a GTX 295, would a 8800GTX be enough to be used a dedicated phyx card? I see on the EVGA X58 Classified they run tri-sli with a 9800GT? as a phyx card?

*How much would a used 8800GTX cost around right now?
 
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An 8800gtx would be a waste for a dedicated physx card. Something like a 9600gt/gso or 8800gt/gs would be fine for folding. You don't need anything more powerfull than that.
 

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alrighty, thanks for the help! btw i see alot of topics on folding and such. I saw the video of the pc with the crap load of gtx 295's for folding@home or something. Could you explain what folding is?
 
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Sweet, thanks so much.
 
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I read an article that says that is way better to have just a single high end gpu doing all the work rather than have another one doing the work of physx.

My vote goes to sell it.
 

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I read an article that says that is way better to have just a single high end gpu doing all the work rather than have another one doing the work of physx.

My vote goes to sell it.
I am kinda confused. I currently game with my 295 and also have it running phyx. I am thinking of buying a 8800GTX from a friend to use a dedicated phyx so my 295 can run at full speed and not worry about having to run the game and phyx at the sametime?
 
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I read an article that says that is way better to have just a single high end gpu doing all the work rather than have another one doing the work of physx.

My vote goes to sell it.
I have had heard the same. It probably varies by situation.

And he doesn't have the 880gtx, he is thinking about buying one.