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oprime
S0utherN Comfort
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2011.04.16 16:34:00 - [1]
 

I'm thinking about upgrading my motherboard from a AM2+ board to a AM3 board. The only reason I want to do this is so I don't have to buy a new CPU and new GPU's. Currently have 4 4870's in quad crossfire and a AMD Phenom II 940.

Reason I'm upgrading is cuz my comp is hurting on Ram when playing eve. DDR2 1066Mhz ram higher then 2GB has been completely phased out. Ebay leftovers cost 3 times what faster DDR3 goes for and is used/potentially damaged by inexperienced individuals.

The motherboard I'm looking at is the MSI 890FXA-GD70. It has 5 PCI express 16x slots. I figure I could put my GPU's in the top 4 and a cheap nvidia card in the final slot for Physx. Would I run into any trouble doing this? I'll prob be upgrading to a hexa core cpu too but that's for later. Cool

Motherboard linky here

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sarah mcjimmy
Posted - 2011.04.16 16:47:00 - [2]
 

ATI + Nvidia graphics card combos won't work that's for sure


Shar Tegral
Posted - 2011.04.16 16:58:00 - [3]
 

There is a similar conversation going on here.

oprime
S0utherN Comfort
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:01:00 - [4]
 

From what I understand Nvidia removed the restriction on "nvidia gpu's only" when using physx last year. Really my question is if anybody has tried using AMD for rendering and Nvidia for physx on eve. I'll be upgrading the motherboard ether way. But seeing as the captains quarters will be a mandatory feature when docked and CCP hasn't given us a physx disable option. I'd like to know what experience others have had with CCP's implementation of Physx before I decide to buy a Nvidia card for it.

A response on this from a Dev would be nice.

brutoid
Caldari
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:01:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: brutoid on 16/04/2011 17:03:30
Edited by: brutoid on 16/04/2011 17:02:05
I'll post it here regardless as it'll probably get lost in the fanboi choir.

Do a search for Hybrid Physx Mod on google.

It is indeed possible and many people are enjoying the benefits. Don't let the misinformed take you down!! ;-)

Here: http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/17706-hybrid-physx-mod-v1-03-v1-04ff.html

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:04:00 - [6]
 

doable with above utility.

also a 8800GT is enough as a physx processor.

Rosalina Sarinna
Intergalactic Syndicate
Nulli Tertius
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:08:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Rosalina Sarinna on 16/04/2011 17:09:05
Originally by: sarah mcjimmy
ATI + Nvidia graphics card combos won't work that's for sure




Just an fyi, apart from simple software mods, its also actually supported with expensive hardware (Lucid Hydra LT24102 Multi-GPU Support); as used on the Asus Crosshair IV extreme mobo for example.
Reviews all over web of that chipset & the Lucid.

Tiberius Amzadee
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:09:00 - [8]
 

I have a ATI5770 and a GTX470,tried to see if they would work on a build I finished last year,didn't work. The only real thing phyx is good for in eve is the avatar system aka clothes,hair,shadowing effects and render animations at the moment. Your better off maxing out on memory and CPU that you can afford before saving up for the most powerful nvidia card that will be the best bang for your buck.

General Trajan
Caldari
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.04.16 17:10:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: General Trajan on 16/04/2011 17:17:03
and for the TL;DR challenged....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2D9tA0gjVM

edit:

that's part-1 by mistake. part-2 is the one you want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6LVWGcb-o&feature=related

sarah mcjimmy
Posted - 2011.04.16 18:25:00 - [10]
 

the only thing that's physx enabled is hair and clothing. Hardly a huge issue and it has been stated before that if a physx card isn't present, the work will be done by the CPU

eve will still work if you have an ati card!! i'm sure as hell not buying a new gfx card just for some swishy hair and clothes.

if CCP make something worthwhile for me to defect to nvidia, then maybe i will buy one. but not yet.

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.04.16 21:12:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: oprime

The motherboard I'm looking at is the MSI 890FXA-GD70. It has 5 PCI express 16x slots. I figure I could put my GPU's in the top 4 and a cheap nvidia card in the final slot for Physx. Would I run into any trouble doing this? I'll prob be upgrading to a hexa core cpu too but that's for later. Cool



Do yourself a favor and simplify your setup. In the long run it'll make life easier. There isn't any reason not to base your system off of the Nvidia GPU instead of mixing, which historically has lead to many compatibility issues noted or not.

Kurfin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.04.16 21:20:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: oprime
Currently have 4 4870's in quad crossfire


Holy crapShocked Do your lights dim when you turn your computer on?

Patient 2428190
DEGRREE'Fo'FREE Internet Business School
Posted - 2011.04.16 22:57:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Patient 2428190 on 16/04/2011 22:58:11
ATI cards will always be supported, even though CCP was sucking Nvidia off for 30 minutes during Fanfest.

Fried'chickenisha
Posted - 2011.04.17 01:59:00 - [14]
 

Use 1 good video cards instead of 4 outdated ones

Iden Secundus
Posted - 2011.04.17 06:28:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Iden Secundus on 17/04/2011 06:33:00
Since Incursion 1.4 E8400+ATI5830 isn't enough to handle the (useless) character generator in a smooth way.
It seems that PhysX is not used (anymore?) or the simulation is more ineffcient now.

Combined missing respect of my privay ("eve-gate"), the missing goals (2 payed Carebear-Accounts since Beta) I assume that I will remove 2 usefull T2-BPO and 2 useless from the game...

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...CCP-guys to old for a real/own innovation?...


 

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