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970 arrives today.. quick question.

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Gorey, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Gorey

    Gorey Member

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    Would it be worth it to leave my 760 in the case as a dedicated physx card?
     
  2. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    In my opinion no. Tested using the same or similar awhile back...

    p.s worth keeping maybe as you never know when u need an old card to test. Currently trying to fix a pc atm and glad I got my ol 580..
     
  3. keenan

    keenan Ancient Guru

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    ^ This.. No need to keep in in the PC, but make sure you keep it close by!
     
  4. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Seeing as how you have the 760, I would run that as a physx card. It should be strong enough to show benefits in gpu accelerated physx games. You could test physx games with the 970 by itself and with the 760. I think it would be beneficial for physx. In non physx games the 760 will not consume much power at all.
     

  5. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    If you play games that allow for hardware accelerated physx, then I'd leave it in. If not, it's just taking up space.
     
  6. Gorey

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    No doubt. I always try to keep a backup on hand.
     
  7. xeph

    xeph Master Guru

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    id personally use it as a physx card. 760 wont sell for much so no point in selling it.
     
  8. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    You can always try OP.....

    p.s mafia 2 with more physx power..?I tried borderlands 2 and actually was worse I think. Mafia2 at least the benchmark went up by a good 10 or so fps...perhaps batman but then was never a big batman fan.

    @geryboy because actually the boost a physx card gives u isnt worth it at least with the games I tested. (and have read other reports to the same effect).

    I'd love to hear from the OP if he gives it a try.
     
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  9. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Gave my 760 to my son when I got the 970. :)

    Options:

    a) Hand it down to the needy. The 760 is still a very capable card.
    b) Sell it. The 760 is still worth about $100-120 on the open market. This drops pretty quickly. Next year, $60-80.
    c) Use it as a dedicated Physx card.

    RE: Physx. It will help in some titles, but would you have been willing to pay $100 for that small boost? That's what not selling it essentially boils down to unless you have no other GPUs lying around as a backup. Always good to have a spare GPU lying around.
     
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    I would sell or donate it.
     

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    signex Ancient Guru

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    I usually sell my old stuff to a friend for really cheap who can use it, but sadly i had to make money off my 780 to get a new case and motherboard.

    Grats on your 970, i got mine few days ago too.

    But if it was worth it i don't know yet, some games don't show much improvements sadly.
     
  12. LiquidFrost

    LiquidFrost Member Guru

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    780 to 970 is more of a sidegrade than upgrade, you'll see some benefits in games heavy on the tesselation, not much more.
     
  13. UnclePappi

    UnclePappi Banned

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    lol not one person in this thread said anything about a 780.
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    I did. :p
     
  15. fruitbatmoon

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    not worth using a 760 gpu just for physix put that card in another pc:D
     

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