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Mecha105

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#1 11 years ago

I recently, just received my new gigabyte gtx 260 core 216 oc in the mail and i was wondering if i can couple this with a 9800 gtx and use that card as a dedicated physx card. any thoughts? I'm aware that my motherboard does not support sli but this will be a future reference.




kow_ciller

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#2 11 years ago

yes, it should work as a physx card.




*Daedalus

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#3 11 years ago

Personally I'd sell the 9800 and get something else with it. PhysX cards do very little, at least right now.




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#4 11 years ago

the main i ask this is because im wondering if u had to follow the old rule with sli cards meaning that you would have to have the same type of card running in sli (i.e. an 8800 with an 8800, a 9800 with a 9800, etc.)




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#5 11 years ago

doesn't work that way if you are using it as a physx card.

but as daedalus said, you'd be better off selling the card since physx is pretty much useless.




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#6 11 years ago

If you run a 260 216 with the 9800GTX as a PhysX card, that's not called SLI. But it will work. Don't know why you'd want to do that, though.




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#7 11 years ago

If I were you I'd sell the 9800 and use the funds from that to buy a matching GTX 260, and run those in SLI...then again, you'd have to buy a SLI-compatible motherboard.

Maybe sell the 9800, use that to buy a new motherboard, and buy a second 260 some time later. =p




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#8 11 years ago

That's what I would have thought, given that he's implied that he's going to buy an SLI motherboard in the future anyway.