About using a Nvidia for PhysX

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by oz.iri.zo, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. oz.iri.zo

    oz.iri.zo Member

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    Hello there.

    I'm trying to get an Nvidia GPU just for using it as a second card, more exactly to do the physx on Mirror's Edge.

    I found a 8400GS for 34 Euros, would it be enough for this? I don't know if I need a more powerful one, because it would be only used for that purpouse.

    Oh, another thing, would my PSU be enough to handle both my ATI and Nvidia cards?

    Any suggestions?

    Here's the link to the GPU

    http://www.appinformatica.com/tarjetas-graficas-point-of-view-geforce-8400gs-256mb-pcx.php
     
  2. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Unfortunately those cards are next to useless for a dedicated PhysX processor.

    To get the full benefit from a dedicated card, you'll need at least a 9600GT
     
  3. oz.iri.zo

    oz.iri.zo Member

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    Ok, so here I found a 9500 and 9600, but the difference between price its pretty impressive o_O

    Is my PSU enoguh?
     
  4. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    I believe it will be... but just to be sure, what make is your PSU?
     

  5. BlooHook

    BlooHook Master Guru

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    I see that your primary card is ATI. Unless something has changed that I'm not aware of. I don't think PhysX will work even if you have a secondary nvidia card to do it with.
     
  6. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Not in vista it won't, but it will in Windows 7 and XP.
     
  7. BlooHook

    BlooHook Master Guru

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    Oh ok, back on topic then.

    Nothing less than a 9600GT
     
  8. gamerk2

    gamerk2 Ancient Guru

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    Out of curiosity, I take it you can just install the PhysX driver in Win7 to get it to work, right?
     
  9. LedHed

    LedHed Banned

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    Why in the world would anyone buy a separate card just to run PhysX? This is the same concept as buying the dedicated PPU cards which flopped so hard even before NVIDIA purchased PhysX.

    Most people that do run a second GPU for just PhysX already owned the card and bought a better card for the primary, they didn't go out and buy another one purely for PhysX. I am using PhysX and I have Mirrors Edge, but I can definitely say the additional glass breaking/cloth physics/volumetric smoke are not worth the cost of a separate GPU.

    However I guess if you really like eye candy it would be worth it to some people.
     
  10. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Agreed with LedHed.

    I'm not sure on the steps to get to work, gamer2k, but i know it does :)

    A quick post in the PhysX section should get you the answer
     

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    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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