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Old 03-13-2007, 11:56 PM   #11
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that's why its for a physics add in card...
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The third PCI-E X16 slot is for an additional physics card.
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3rd video card
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143055
both are regular PCI read it and weep boys and theres no sli bridges
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:09 AM   #15
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uh huh, and did we say PhysX card?
any video card with a bridge can be used as a physics card once drivers are released.
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thats the same thing added video card and a video card acting like a physx card are EXACTLY the same just one is dedicated to physics obvisily
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no, its not the same thing. They are both dedicated physics cards. Apparently you're vista and your 'glitch' is that you can't tell the difference between the two.
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thats the same thing added video card and a video card acting like a physx card are EXACTLY the same just one is dedicated to physics obvisily
It's not the same thing. Using a video card and a dedicated physics card is completely different.

Ever heard of ATI TriplePlay? Basically using a video card as a physics card. No don't cover yourself, you said a PhysX card. They're different.

Oh and theres no such thing as three card SLI.
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:41 AM   #19
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three card SLI = two video cards working to fill each pixel on the screen, while a third computes physics.

And I'm pretty sure a mid-high end video card has better physics computing power than the PhysX card just because of the immense amount of calculations they can do.
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Huh, well I guess NVIDIA did jump on the bandwagon after all. Did they come up with an official name like Triple Play yet?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143055
both are regular PCI read it and weep boys and theres no sli bridges
No one was talking about PhysX.

The whole conversation was about using an extra video PCI-E video card as a dedicated physics card.

Becides, the first PhysX card was retarded. Using PCI? Lame.
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