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#1 Jul 19 2010 at 11:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it possible to desiginate a gtx470 to be the main GPU and a gtx 280 to do only Physx rendering? I am have been doing some research but yet to find a solid answer. Just curious since I plan on buying a gtx 470 but would also like my gtx 280 busy.
#2 Jul 19 2010 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, I've heard of people doing that but I have no idea how. Not sure how much of a boost it would give you either.
#3 Jul 19 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I guess it would just depend on how much FFXIV utilizes Physx? Just not sure if I would suffer any FPS lag due to the splitting of information.
#4 Jul 20 2010 at 4:57 AM Rating: Good
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I'll check on my PC tonight, but I believe there is a setting in the Nvidia control panel that will let you set physx on a specific card. I have dual 260's though, so I'm not sure if that same option would be available to different cards.
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#5 Jul 20 2010 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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TY wint! I only have one card in my pc right now so Im curious if the option will appear when my system reconizes two cards.
#6 Jul 20 2010 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
The Nvida control panel has a option to select your physx card, I'm currently running my 295 as my main card and a 9800GTX as a physx card this way
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#7 Jul 20 2010 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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You can't put two cards of different models into SLI mode, but using two mismatched cards the way you described is possible. However, I don't believe FFXIV will be taking advantage of PhysX physics processing.
#8 Sep 20 2010 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I am running with an ATI 5750 as my rendering card and my old 8800gt as a dedicated Physx card. It takes some working around, but it is possible if anyone wants to try it out.
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