Using PowerStrip, we were able to overclock the card to a core/memory clock speed of 335/585MHz using default cooling. This is quite an impressive overclock from the default speeds of 280/520 and with a little bit of extra cooling; the card should hit a 600MHz memory speed quite easily.
Overall, we can't help but be slightly disappointed with the Prolink GeForce4 MX440-8X. Although it is packed with plenty of free software and features, its lack of DirectX 8.1 support greatly holds it back as far as performance is concerned. With many current and future games being based around DirectX 8.1, this could prove to be quite a significant problem for many of you.
At a price of around $399 AU ($199 US roughly), the card is quite cheap. However, considering the fact that an ATi Radeon 9000 card can be purchased for just $377 AU ($188 US roughly) and features full DirectX 8.1 support, it is impossible for us to recommend the MX440-8X. The bottom line is, the chipset's lack of DirectX 8.1 support has spoiled an otherwise superb card.
Excellent software bundle
Great overclocking results
Low performance compared to the ATi Radeon 9000
Lack of DirectX 8.1 support
Rating - 7/10
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- NVIDIA announces SLI/HDR support for Shadow of War on PC
- ASUS B250 Mining Expert board: support for 19 x GPUs
- Destiny 2 will have 21:9, SLI, HDR support on the PC
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A official: 16MP camera and low price
- Final Fantasy XV PC recommends GTX 1080 Ti
- Massive drop in temps by lowering "VCCPLL OC" in BIOS: Is the reported temperature correct?
- Intel details 8th Generation Core CPUs with Kaby Lake-R
- Xbox's next system-seller may be an early access titan
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Review
- Looking for Lian Li PC-C37 pdf manual as links from Lian Li website are broken
- Micron appoints Anand Jayapalan as Storage Business Unit Vice President
- Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft announce expanded partnership for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Optimize system performance with new drive adapter
- Lian Li reveals new PC-Q39 tempered glass Mini-ITX tower
- Longsys' world-first 11.5x13mm NVMe BGA SSD drives new mobile user experience