All right... let's find out what this little gem can do now, shall we? We know what we can expect to find in the box, we know what features that it supports, all that's left is to see some hard numbers to compare against. But first, let's take a look at what kind of system it will be running on.
AMD Thunderbird 1000 @ 1400MHz (AVIA)
512MB Crucial PC2100 DDR SDRAM
IBM 60GXP 40GB Hard Drive
Hitachi CM814 21" Monitor
Windows XP Professional
VIA 4-in-1 drivers v4.37
nVidia Detonator v27.20
- Default settings
- All tests run
- Default settings
- All tests run
Quake III Arena
- v1.11 with Demo001
Quake III Arena testing was done with these settings:
- GL Extensions: On
- Full Screen: On
- Lighting: Lightmap
- Geometric Detail: Slider bar set to MAX
- Texture Quality: 32 bit
- Texture Filter: Tri-Linear
- All "Eye Candy" enabled
Though the MX440 card beat out the GeForce3 Ti200, it wasn't by a large margin. The original GeForce3 board tested completely blew the newer card away. Though the 3dMark programs aren't exactly "Real World", it does provide a consistent base when running comparison tests. The new GeForce4MX chipset seems to be overwhelmed here.
Again, the newer chipset was soundly beaten by the older GeForce3 GPU. In this case, it was the lack of hardware DirectX support that created the glaring gap in performance levels. As stated above, this testing isn't the programs you'll use every day, but it serves as a consistent base for comparison's sake.
- Quake III Arena
The newer technology is beginning to show its stuff in this series of tests. The GeForce4MX chipset beat out the older GPU in every resolution and color depth tested. So while the MX chipset doesn't offer support for all modern functions, it still has what it takes to bring your 3d gaming to life.
Something of note is the fact that there doesn't seem to be as much difference in results when comparing the 16-bit depths to the 32-bit color depths. This is just another way that shows that the GeForce4MX chipset has some nice power behind it.
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