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Dedicated PhysX

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by kiwi1, May 19, 2015.

  1. kiwi1

    kiwi1 Regular member

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    Hi again.
    Looking for some advice from other gamers/PC enthusiasts on a second video card dedicated to PhysX.
    My situation is: I have a GTX 660 directCUII OC 2GB sitting around. The price they are selling second hand is hardly worth selling for. I'd rather keep it as back up.

    I'm thinking about using it as a dedicated PhysX card.
    I've seen the bench test results of this setup and it's impressive but the list of games using PhysX is small.
    I do own and play a few of those games, some I own but haven't played yet.

    Are there any downsides to using this setup? other than power consumption?
    Is it true it will split my PCI bandwidth to 8x?
    Is PhysX likely to be used much in future titles?
    Will it hurt primary graphics performance when not in use?

    Will my PSU handle it without upgrade?

    My machine consists of:
    i5 Haswell
    2x DDR3
    GTX 970
    1x optical drive
    3x HDD
    1x SSD
    5x fans + 1 CPU fan

    PSU is FPS Raider RA750 watt
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    would pay to get this transferred to the graphics card thread
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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