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MSI MX440 8x - Graphics on a Budget - Benchmarks - Direct3D

While graphics designers, programmers, and hardcore enthusiasts await the retail launch of the upcoming GeForce FX from nVidia, many forget the huge and very lively value market, with users who have a budget to consider. One of the current value solutions on the market is the GeForce 4 MX, and today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at MSI's MSI MX440 8x graphics card based on this very chip from nVidia.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 21, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 6.0%Manufacturer: MSI

Real-World Direct3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

While being a GeForce 4 branded card, the core of the MX440 8x is still based on the NV17 (GeForce 2) architecture, and not fully supportive of DX8. This alone drops the GeForce 4 MX440 8x down a few notches in DirectX 8.x games and applications.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest instalment of our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit, in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

 

Aquanox is very heavy on even the most powerful 3D accelerator. nVidia's MX440 8x being somewhat under powered in DirectX 8.x gives it a handicap coming into this benchmark, and with ATI's strong presence in DirectX shows the MSI card in a poor light.

 

Unreal Tournament 2003

 

Unreal Tournament 2003 continues the success that Unreal Tournament generated as an online game and benchmark. UT2003 pulls all of its weight on to the 3D and Memory subsystems, pushing graphics reality to the maximum is its game, and you need some serious power to pull this one off

 

 

Once again, due to the lack of DirectX 8.x features from nVidia and MSI, it slows things down and gives ATI the lead, again.

 

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