Considering a Dedicated Physx card, worth it?
by supafly77784 - 5/13/12 12:31 PM
I was considering buying a dedicated Physics card for my setup, most likely a geforce GT240, but since there are so few Physx games, I was wondering if there are other things I can use it for. I know it has CUDA, can I set a video encoder to use my secondary GPU and then encode videos while I play games on my primary GPU? I would also be using it for a third display for my PC, but I only do single-monitor gaming. The card would hook up to either be my 20" second monitor or a 37" HDTV.
Here's a blurb on the 240 I was thinking of buying:
And I was going to buy it from ebay:
<div>Supposedly the 240 gives the best price/performance for dedicated physx. Someone said that the DDR5 version is best for physx, which is what I linked to. The DDR3 version is cheaper, would there be much of a difference? See here:
Anyone have a dedicated physx card and found some creative uses for it?
Right now I am using a Geforce GTX 560 for two monitors and an old geforce 6600 for the third, but it has some bulging caps so I'm a little nervous about it. could it be a danger to the rest of my system if it dies? Should I replace it because of the caps alone?