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Old November 1, 2009, 04:02 PM
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Default Physx: ATi XFX 5870 With 4870 ?

OK So ill say the truth im a complete noob at desktop pc's but i know a far bit on what im doing when i get a pc, I been using a laptop for 4years lol, Time to upgrade so i did...
I got everything now apart from my graphics card im really stuck part of me wants evga's 295 but im going to say no to myself and stay with ati
Right 5870 is out of stock evvvery were for the UK right now and i am getting piss*d lmao, i have spent $1500+ easy on this rig and using some bludyy ati x1000 what i got for likw $10 just to put on win 7 ulti and oc the i7 to 4.5ghz with water
Right could i buy a xfx 4870 just for now as i can get one real cheap and use it as a phsx card for when i get this 5870 ?
Sorry for a second thread i think this would of made my other thread gooo off topic
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:15 PM
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Only nvidia cards will do Physx. So, the 4870 will not work.
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Only nvidia cards will do Physx. So, the 4870 will not work.

Wait edit: ATI CrossFire™ and Physics
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:25 PM
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That is not PhysX. ATI uses the Havok engine for physics and no one has used it. Besides, PhysX is garbage anyways.
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:31 PM
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That is not PhysX. ATI uses the Havok engine for physics and no one has used it. Besides, PhysX is garbage anyways.
Can i crossfire them ?
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:34 PM
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You cannot Crossfire different series cards. You can crossfire any 4800 series cards together and so on, but not 4800 and 5800 cards.
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yea, article is dated in 2006

still no sign of working havok from ATI.

And if you google PHYSX you know its a nvidia thing....
Dedicated PhysX... Shall i bother ?
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Old November 2, 2009, 08:38 AM
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I had this ATI Physics conversation on another forum over the weekend. After seeing the date I looked into it a bit. Apparently Intel bought out Havok and ATI's Physics technology dissapeared along with that purchase.
I might be wrong here, but thats how it seemed from everything I was able to find on the subject.
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