While the focus of the card is strictly on multimedia capabilities, the G
eForce4 MX 440 core is
still quite capable of playing the latest games, albeit without any fancy features. For those interested in performance, I recommend checking out my
GeForce4 MX Experiences article here, where the performance capabilities of the
GF4 MX 440 core are thoroughly examined. However, Iíve included a couple benchmarks with the newer 8X capable core. I should point out that my
motherboard doesnít support the new AGP8X standard.
AMD Athlon XP 1600+ @ 1.4GHz
MSI K7T Pro2-RU
PC2100 DDR SDRAM - (2) 256MB DIMMs - 512MB Total
Quantum LS 20GB 7200RPM ATA-100 Hard Disk Drive
eVGA Personal Cinema - GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP 8X - 275MHz/512MHz
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 / DirectX 9.0a
id's Quake III: Arena V1.32 - Demo FOUR
MadOnion's 3DMark2001 SE is the defacto synthetic DirectX 8 benchmark and
allows users can compare their results with the results from other users. The
second edition (SE) of 3DMark2001 added new features including DXTC1 texture
compression and an advanced pixel shader test.
Nothing new or varied to write about as it the typical scores for a GeForce4
MX440 based system.
Quake III. The FPS benchmark that's been with us since the
TNT2. Remember trying to get 60 fps back in those days?
Even a low-end multimedia card can stretch its legs in Q3A,
and playing with FSAA extremely smooth even at 1024x768. My, how far we have