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Which graphic card for hybrid mod ?

trifasi-KO

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I'm thinking to buy a nvidia graphic card for use phsyx, but i dont know must have DX11 for games that support DX11, or no matter for phsyx?

I have HD6950 as primary card.. Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO Power supply: e-quiet systempower 700w So i think i can install another nvidia card.

If you can recommend me please..
And want to spend minimum..

PD: Sry for my bad english..
Bye and thanks
 

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anything with 96 cuda cores and above BUT newer physx games seem to be taking more such as borderlands 2 so I would recommend a 9800GT Green edition (not to take up another 6pin PCIex power connector).
 
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Wouldent it be better if you bought a second 6950 insted for crossfire?
 

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Wouldent it be better if you bought a second 6950 insted for crossfire?
Even with two 6950's you still would not be able to use physix due to it being an Nvidia feature.
 
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Yeah i know that but i think his money would be better spent on a second 6950 to enhance his gaming experiance rather than a physix card which would only help him in a handful of games and force him to have both nvidia and radeon drivers installed which could cause issues.

but if you still need a physix card i vote for the 450gts (can get them used for really cheap).
 

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Might as well sell the 6950 and pick up a 670 or 660TI. This would give you the power you need and the physx
 
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If he could manage the cost yes that would be ideal.
 
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Welcome Jack1n and Trifasi-KO to TPU!

Brandonwh64 is right: Get an NV card that is not going to use an extra connector, and that is cheap and easy to implement.

It doesn't take a nice card to pull physx off, pretty much anything will do nicely from what I gather.
 

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anything with 96 cuda cores and above BUT newer physx games seem to be taking more such as borderlands 2 so I would recommend a 9800GT Green edition (not to take up another 6pin PCIex power connector).
I can run PhysX on high without a Nvidia card and maintain over 60fps on average with my system. :)
 

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You can run physix off your cpu but it is extreamly unoptimized to run on it so it would take a beefy cpu.