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Which VGA is the best dedicated PhysX card for Mafia II !!!

bakalu

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Driver ATI Catalyst 10.7 WHQL
Driver NVIDIA 259.31 beta 64bit
PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware


Settings of Demo Mafia II


ASUS GTX 460 1GB TOP @ 800/1600/1050


ASUS GTX 460 1GB TOP @ 800/1600/1050 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9800 GT 512MB @ 600/1500/900




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9800 GT 512MB @ 600/1500/900




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9600 GT 512MB @ 650/1625/900




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS GTX 285 TOP 1GB @ 670/1550/1300




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS GTX 460 1GB TOP @ 775/1550/1000





power consumption (full load with demo Mafia 2) ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9800 GT 512MB @ 600/1500/900 + i7 965 @ 3.4GHz vcore

1.38125V


power consumption (full load with demo Mafia 2) ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9600 GT 512MB @ 650/1625/900 + i7 965 @ 3.4GHz vcore

1.38125V


OFFICIAL MAFIA II PC SPECS

PHYSX/APEX ENHANCEMENTS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Minimum Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
Recommended Processor: 2.66 GHz Core i7-920 RAM: 2 GB

Video Cards and resolution: APEX medium settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (or better) for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better)

Video Cards and resolution: APEX High settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better) and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GTX 285 (or better) for PhysX NVIDIA GPU driver: 197.13 or later.
NVIDIA PhysX driver: 10.04.02_9.10.0522. Included and automatically installed with the game.
Source : http://www.mafia2game.com/community/us/features_pc_specs.php

Before, I was ever told :
I'm waiting until the Mafia 2 game officially released, but I can confirm that GT240 is the best PhysX card.
Now I declare that GT240 is the best dedicated PhysX card for Mafia II.

Do you agree with me?


Source : http://forum.amtech.com.vn/overclocking-benchmark/77014-vga-best-physx-card.html
 

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I use a GT 240 and Mafia 2 uses 45% of it at most. The game needs PhysX fixing. Too early to tell which card is best.
 
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Nice job, good to see that a low-end card such as GT240 can handle PhysX flawlessly.
 
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would love to see the results with a gt240, like i said in the other thread you cant really compair the gt240 to the 9600gt. they just arent the same cards. ROP's are a huge factor in physx and the gt240 only has 8 of them and alot lower clock rates.
 

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would love to see the results with a gt240, like i said in the other thread you cant really compair the gt240 to the 9600gt. they just arent the same cards. ROP's are a huge factor in physx and the gt240 only has 8 of them and alot lower clock rates.
My system
CPU Core i7 Extreme 965 @ 3.4GHz vcore 1.38125V
Mainboard ASUS Rampage II Gene
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
Driver ATI 10.4a and 10.7 WHQL
Driver NVIDIA 258.96 beta 64bit
PhysX_9.10.0224_SystemSoftware


Setting of demo Cryotasis


ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS GT 240 1GB DDR3 @ 550/1340/790




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9600 GT 512MB @ 650/1625/900


My system
CPU Core i7 Extreme 965 @ 3.4GHz vcore 1.38125V
Mainboard ASUS Rampage II Gene
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
Driver ATI Catalyst 10.7 WHQL
Driver NVIDIA 259.31 beta 64bit
PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware


Settings of Demo Mafia II


ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS GT 240 1GB DDR3 @ 550/1340/790




ASUS HD 5850 @ 800/1150 + dedicated PhysX ASUS 9600 GT 512MB @ 650/1625/900


And I thinks, GT240 is the best PhysX card.
 
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thats awesome man, good job throwing the gt240 in there.
 
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#7
Thank you very much "bakalu" :)
 
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So if this turns out to be the same in the final game, I'm happy on one side and angry at the insane reqs they threw at us to make us buy nVIDIA cards...Thanks bakalu!
 

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I accidentally discovered that Mafia II used all the resources of Quad Core CPU.

My system:
CPU Core i5 750 @ 3.6GHz
Mainboard ASUS Maximus III Extreme
RAM 2x4GB DDR3
ASUS GTX 460 TOP
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
Driver NVIDIA 259.47beta 64bit
PhysX_9.10.0513_SystemSoftware


I play game Mafia II (chapter 1), used fraps.

Settings in Mafia II


I begin benchmark here


And stop benchmark here


And Result with Core i5 @ 3.6GHz (Quad Core)


And Result with Core i5 @ 3.6GHz (Dual Core)