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
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