320MB 8800GTS as PhysX card?

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  1. spectral2k

    spectral2k Member

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    I have a GTX460 1GB card ordered. I was thinking of possibly using my current 8800GTS as a dedicated PhysX card. Is it possible with a 320MB version? Also with the amount of power connectors the GTX460 will be using I wont have any spare. Ordinarily the 8800GTS needs 1xPCI-E power connector. Is that still neccessary if it is only being used for PhysX or will the power from the PCI-E port be enough?
     
  2. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Yes I would of thought that it would need the power connector connected for the card to work.

    You could use a Molex to PCI-E cable converter but it is not recommended. Plus that card would be more than enough for PhysX.

    I would sell that card, you could get £40 ($50) for it on ebay and use the money to buy a GT240 which is said by many to be the most you will ever need for PhysX, plus I do not think it needs a power connection as it draws all its necessary power from the PCI-E slot.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Boulard83

    Boulard83 Member Guru

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    Dont say this ... i guess that one day, a GTX480 gona be a really poor card ...
     
  4. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    True, I did not word that properly. I meant to say for the time being. My bad.
     

  5. mameira

    mameira Maha Guru

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    240 or 250?
     
  6. amieneel

    amieneel Master Guru

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    320 mb 8800gts .. I think as a physx card it is nt bad .. U do one thing, use this card for physx for some days, if it does nt make u satisfy, sell it and try another card, option is always open..
     

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