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I have a motherboard with 3 PCIX slots. I have 2 PCIX GeForce cards with SLI bridge and it's all that. But I have 1 slot that's empty and I was told to put a physics card in that slot. Do any of you use one? Does Lock On take advantage of it? If so, what kind do you recommend? How good is the performance increase?

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PPU is a waste of money IMHO.


My PC specs below:

Case: Corsair 400C

PSU: SEASONIC SS-760XP2 760W Platinum

CPU: AMD RYZEN 3900X (12C/24T)

RAM: 32 GB 4266Mhz (two 2x8 kits) of trident Z RGB @3600Mhz CL 14 CR=1T


GFX: GTX 1080Ti MSI Gaming X

Cooler: NXZT Kraken X62 280mm AIO

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2+6GB WD 6Gb red

HOTAS: Thrustmaster Warthog + CH pro pedals

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Freesync HDR400 1440P


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True, but only because of the logistics of it all. Who really wants to spend more money on another peice of hardware? Having to go back to the 3D accelerator days. But, if a common API is eventually chosen, and GPU's (which are more suited for the task) include the design needed, then I think it could be a good advancement.


I think nVidia buying Ageia, is the best thing that Ageia could have hoped for.

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I bought an Ageia card back in 2006, and for the 2 or 3 games that support it, it's totally amazing, but nothing else even knows it's there...


I wish I'd spent the money it cost on another GeForce 7950 GX2



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