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Graphics PhysX only GPU possable?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DarthDVD_AU, 11 Jul 2008.

  1. DarthDVD_AU

    DarthDVD_AU Whats a dremel compaired to a lazer

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    Say you had a NV9600 GPU and you wanted to upgrade to the NV260 or the NV280 and you had a tri-sli mainboard.

    but what if you didnt have to chuck/sell the NV9600 instead you could make that the cuda/physX processer.

    I dont see why it wouldnt work.... it would only be limited by software and it wouldnt take performance away from your main Gpu and CPU.
    I do know that you can disable physX after you had enabled it on your gpu....
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/NV-PhysX-Tweaker-1.0-download-1984.html
    but not sure if you can switch it to a different GPU...
     
  2. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Ive got the latest drivers installed with Physx support for my 9800. There is a graphics card selection in the physx settings, i only have one card in my computer so i can't confirm that it works. But its there.

    I don't think you'll have a problem.
     
  3. DarthDVD_AU

    DarthDVD_AU Whats a dremel compaired to a lazer

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    but ill be wanting to run it on the 9600 and not my (yet to be purchased) NV260/280
     
  4. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    I don't think that will be a problem either. The latest nvidia driver for the GTX 280/260 is compatible with the G92s aswell. That's what i did to get my physx running. Get the GTX 280/260 driver and use a modified inf file so the installer accepts your cards device id.

    I'm pretty sure you can make it work. But i'd wait to hear from a few other guys before putting any money into it.

    Edit: Sorry, G94 i guess it is. Works with that too.
     
  5. DarthDVD_AU

    DarthDVD_AU Whats a dremel compaired to a lazer

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    Hopefully there will be more games with PhysX support now that ATi/Nvidia are building support in to their hardware and drivers
     
  7. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN New Member

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    since there are already such things as physx pci cards why would you want to just use a whole gpu for physx
     
  8. Ramble

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    Because he's already got the card, why waste it and buy a useless PCI card?
     
  9. DarthDVD_AU

    DarthDVD_AU Whats a dremel compaired to a lazer

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    Plus i want to upgrade my Main GFX card to something more powerful
     
  10. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Makes more sence then buying a PCI card all round. Then you've got more display ports if you ever need them too.

    Even if you were on the look for a new dedicated physx card, At the price of the PCI card, I'd rather buy a similarly priced Graphics card.
     

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