Off the wall

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by PvillePiper, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. PvillePiper

    PvillePiper New Member

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    I know this is off the wall, but do any of the PCI video cards support PhysX and can they be used in tandem with a PCI Express card to reduce the workload of the GPU? I would be cool if it did for those of us who were not fore sighted enough to buy a motherboard that has 2 or more PCI Express slots.
    And please, be gentle with your flames... :rpg:
     
  2. davido6

    davido6 Maha Guru

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    far as i no nope
     
  3. superweapons

    superweapons Master Guru

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    PCI doesn't offer anywhere nearly as much bandwidth as PCIe. The performance improvement gained through a PCI-based secondary card would amount to almost nothing (when stacked up with your GTX 260), and probably would even decrease overall performance due to multi-GPU overhead. If you're looking for better performance in games, invest in a Yorkfield quad core.
     
  4. TruMutton_200Hz

    TruMutton_200Hz Ancient Guru

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    The only way to run PhysX through PCI instead of PCI-e that I know of would be using one of the very first standalone (Ageia) PhysX PCI cards but they're not supported in Windows 7 and they're so old now that you'd have to be able to get one of them almost for free to make it worth.
     

  5. methylbenzoate

    methylbenzoate Master Guru

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    You can use a 9500GT, but because of the PCI narrow bandwidth and high cost of the PCI 9500GT, I'd upgrade other components instead.
     

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