Customization options - FoV, PhysX, etc.

#1earvcunananPosted 9/13/2012 10:47:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/UyCQC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/pxMMd.jpg

Glad the PC version isn't gimped in options.
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#2dexter1984Posted 9/14/2012 12:00:56 AM
Sweet! Where did you get the pictures from?
#3GrischnakPosted 9/14/2012 12:13:41 AM
PhysX seems to make a really noticeable difference in this game . At least it seems like it in this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFkDrKvBRU
#4earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2012 12:16:55 AM
Eh, I just dropped my GTX 660 ti yesterday and went with a Radeon 7950 since they're both $299.99, but the 7950 performs much better overall.
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#5MarikhenPosted 9/14/2012 12:20:14 AM
If you didn't sell it and you have a spare PCIe slot for it you can use them both. http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-mod-v1-03-v1-05ff.html

I'm rather happy to see PhysX support with this game since that's one of the reasons I picked up a GTS 450 for a secondary GPU to my HD6870. Granted I mostly use my 450 to power two monitors while my 6870 gets another pair, and it really helps out while multi-boxing (especially EVE Online where I run up to 10 clients on a single PC), but being able to use it as a PPU while my HD6870 does the rendering is just plain real-not-whipped icing on the gaming cake.
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#6earvcunanan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/14/2012 12:24:13 AM
That's interesting and I'll keep that in mind for referencing, but $600 is a bit steep for me. Heh, gotta save.
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#7GrischnakPosted 9/14/2012 12:32:09 AM(edited)
Marikhen posted...
If you didn't sell it and you have a spare PCIe slot for it you can use them both. http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-mod-v1-03-v1-05ff.html

I'm rather happy to see PhysX support with this game since that's one of the reasons I picked up a GTS 450 for a secondary GPU to my HD6870. Granted I mostly use my 450 to power two monitors while my 6870 gets another pair, and it really helps out while multi-boxing (especially EVE Online where I run up to 10 clients on a single PC), but being able to use it as a PPU while my HD6870 does the rendering is just plain real-not-whipped icing on the gaming cake.


Any idea how useful a dedicated Physx card is for a Nivida card? I have an old 9800 sitting around that I could pair with my 680. I don't know if it's worth the effort though. Never really looked into info on dedicated Physx cards.
#8MarikhenPosted 9/14/2012 1:43:49 AM
earvcunanan posted...
That's interesting and I'll keep that in mind for referencing, but $600 is a bit steep for me. Heh, gotta save.


I'm a bit confused now. Did you sell/return the nVidia card or did you just not buy it?

I'll also point out that getting something older or cheaper would do the job just fine as a PPU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125433 for example has 384 CUDA cores which it's my understanding are one of the primary determining factors for Physx performance. It's roughly the same price as a GTS 450 at $100 and has twice the CUDA cores. It also runs at a higher clock speed. You can probably go cheaper with eBay or Craigslist, but be sure to keep up a good balance of CUDA cores and clock speed. That is, of course, presuming that my memory's not talking out its ass about CUDA cores and PhysX performance.

Grischnak posted...
Any idea how useful a dedicated Physx card is for a Nivida card? I have an old 9800 sitting around that I could pair with my 680. I don't know if it's worth the effort though. Never really looked into info on dedicated Physx cards.


Honestly, not off the top of my head. It's been well over a year since I did the research and decided to snag a GTS 450 for a PPU. If you've got the power for it and the card's firmware supports it it's worth a shot at the least. IIRC the higher quality 8800 and 9800 cards have generally been reported to function decently to well as PPUs though so it's definitely worth a shot.

Just be sure to make sure your configuration is set for the 9800 to do all the PhysX calculations before you do any testing, and do your testing with real games. Benchmarks would almost certainly report lower PhysX scores, most likely significantly, because they focus on PhysX calculations and not PhysX along with graphics rendering as will happen if you try to run a single card as both renderer and PPU.
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