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Old 05-09-05, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Geforce4 MX 420 drivers

I installed a geforce 4 mx 420, and its seriously rendering at about the same speed as my geforce2 mx. Are there any specific drivers you would recommend for this graphics card (I have the newest installed).
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Old 05-09-05, 06:31 PM   #2
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I installed a geforce 4 mx 420, and its seriously rendering at about the same speed as my geforce2 mx.
That's because the card pretty much is a GeForce2 MX.
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Unfortunately Sat is correct. The GeForce4 MX (NV17 & 18) line is basically the same performance as a GeForce2 GTS/Ultra (NV15). You need a GeForce3 core (NV20) before you see noticable performance improvements.

The NV1x core (GF2 and GF4MX) lacks some of the pixel shaders and all of the vertex shaders (or vice versa; I never remember) that were added to the NV2x (GF3 and GF4Ti) core. In spring of 2002, NVIDIA took some serious maligning from reviewers and pundits for marketing the NV17 as a GeForce "4", and rightfully so.
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The NV1x has no pixel shader capability. I think the 4 MX may have a vertex shader, though I don't remember.
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Default Re: Geforce4 MX 420 drivers

I know they are very similar, but what driver would you recommend using?
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Of course we could answer your original question. 44.03 were very good to me for GeForce 4 GPUs.
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Of course we could answer your original question. 44.03 were very good to me for GeForce 4 GPUs.
I second that, the 44.03 drivers worked very well with my geforce4 mx440.
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That's because the card pretty much is a GeForce2 MX.
No, actually it's much faster than the GF2 MX. I have both of them and I can get a 3DMark2001SE score of 38xx and the GF2MX can only get 16xx, so I know for a fact that the GF4MX420/440 is a much faster card.
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No, actually it's much faster than the GF2 MX. I have both of them and I can get a 3DMark2001SE score of 38xx and the GF2MX can only get 16xx, so I know for a fact that the GF4MX420/440 is a much faster card.
Dude, thats a gain of 2fps...not much faster at all.
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Well, what are you doing with the card? Gaming? Media? Photoshop?
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No, actually it's much faster than the GF2 MX. I have both of them and I can get a 3DMark2001SE score of 38xx and the GF2MX can only get 16xx, so I know for a fact that the GF4MX420/440 is a much faster card.
What cpu do you have because my gf2 mx gave a 3d2001 score of 2960 when used with an athlon xp 2000? However that is much lower than the score I used to get with my gf4 mx440 (original version before they started releasing them as the geforce mx4000 with 64bit memory) which was 6367!
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