EVGA and nVidia to launch a new Dual GPU card on Halloween..Pushing PhysX..

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    http://brightsideofnews.com/news/20...-launch-a-new-dual-gpu-card-on-halloween.aspx

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    It's a clever idea granted, but how many times can a product be rebranded lol
     
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    Same GPU's just a new name, include a GPU for PhysX. A good way to push PhysX if the price is right.
     
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    definitely has the novelty value and would appeal to those with only one full speed pci-e slot.
     
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    Huh, thats interesting. I wonder what the price tag is?
    Wouldn't it be better having a seperate GPU for physX though? :confused:
     
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    I just see it as a new filler to keep people interested until Fermi get's some legs!

    Supposedly there is a separate GPU on the card itself, just like a separate card. So two GPU's on one card, one is the more powerful GPU for gaming and the second on the card is for PhysX, most likely less powerful.
     
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    http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=69

    Okay, that review took me a while to understand... but it seems unless you're playing a game where the developers have devoted the design completely to physx (ala cryostasis), you won't see much of an increase by adding a GTS 250 as a dedicated physx card.
     
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    A very good idea. Does this get around the pcie lane limitation of p55 chipsets and run at full 16x for both GPUs on the one board? If so that'd be one reason to go with such a card.

    In truth it's just to take some of the thunder of the 5xxx series from ati until fermi is out but it's always nice to see such innovation.

    Noted that the article says that gt200 is a g92 refresh though, which I thought was rather incorrect? It uses a heck of a lot more sp to start with and even though a lot of the architecture is similar I thought gt200 was sufficiently different to be considered separate from the ultimate in rebranding/shrinking that is the g80.
     
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    The real question is:

    If you aren't playing a game that uses Physx can the second GPU be used to assist the main GPU in rendering like with SLI*?

    *If SLI will work with 2 different GPUs.
     
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    The article is talking about the mobile variants (GTX 260M/280M) which are g92 revisions.
     
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    They said the GTX260/280 M mate the mobile cards not the desktop ones ok :D

    EDIT: Beaten to it damn :)
     
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    Maybe if the motherboard has a Hydra chip. :)

     
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    Seems like the Ultimate Nvidia fan boy *single* card.

    I'd keep one if i won or 'came across' it, but yeah why would you buy such a thing.
     
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    They would be better off making a physx/cuda pci-e x1 dedicated card that works even with ati cards and charge a hefty sum for it.
     
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    I was pondering just that the other day, a physx GPU on a PCIe 1x slot. Anyone modded a card/board and tried that? Is it possible? Is there enough bandwidth?
     
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    Apparently it can be done and works quite well, the only issue is the underhanded change to the drivers that block ati card.
     
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    That'll teach me to read on the iphone. :p
     
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    Thats not a bad idea...

    I think its a good product... But depends on the price. And eVGA tend to cost a hefty premium...
     
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    After trying it with a GTX285 + GTS250 in a PCI-e x4 (gen 1) and finding it was worse than getting my 285 to do both VGA and PhysX, I'm going to suggest its not a good concept.
     
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    By "gen1" do you mean pcie v1? So really 2x pcie gen 2?

    Got anything you can show us to describe the decrease in performance? I've always just run it on the two gtx260+'s I've got in the main rig and not really thought about it. Tried to install a 9800gt into the middle slot for physx but it wouldn't display anything from any gpu when the 9800 was installed so gave up on it.
     

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