5700XT + 1060 PhysX card = ????

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  1. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Just wondering what you guys think on the scenario, been playing the Witcher 3 recently and interested in trying out PhysX stuff again.

    I got just enough space for a single slot GPU to be modded in, was even debating modding in a SBC before I realized I didnt have a purpose for it at present beyond temperature monitoring to a separate display internally in my TU150.

    I know multi-GPU scenarios arent as common in these parts but just looking for another opinion.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    PhysX in Witcher 3 runs on the CPU, not the GPU. There would be no benefit to a dedicated PhysX processing unit.
     
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    So things like Hairworks wouldnt be used by a "physx" card?
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    Nope. HairWorks uses tessellation.
     
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    Bummer, there goes any justification for a mod in my PC, ah well.
     
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    Tyranus07 Notebook Evangelist

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    Nvidia totally ditched PhysX hardware based features a while ago. A total shame, I loved PhysX: realistic fabric interaction, realistic smoke particles, realistic paper interaction, destructible floor... the last game that I played that had proper PhysX implementation was Batman Arkham Knight. Makes a huge difference over the consoles version thanks to PhysX IMO
     
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    I bought an NVME to PCIE adapter, was about 14 USD, if it works then cool if not then pretty harmless big picture.

    I figure I could use it for NVENC to remove any performance hit from gaming if I want to show a friend a game or maybe hook up some displays that arent used for my primary 3d applications.

    That and maybe Borderlands 3 still uses physx (I dont know).

    I've got a p2000 sitting in a tower unused so not much investment on my end here for this little experiment in my ITX machine
     
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