Info about geforce 4 MX440 A170

sozkaynak

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I am planning to upgrade from GF2 MX 400 to GF4 MX440.
I want to rercomendations about that card!
 

FalseChristian

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First of all, welcome to the forums!!!

You want to stay away from the GeForce 4-MX line altogether. It has very low fill rate and no support for advanced effects like pixel shaders. Spend a bit more and get the GeForce4-TI4200 128MB or the RETAIL ATI RADEON 8500 128MB. You'll be glad you did!
 

TheCorm

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FalseChristian has a Radeon 8500 so he is bound to say that because he gets excellent frame rates ;)

I am planning to get a Geforce 4 MX440 next month and I currently have Geforce 2 GTS so mine is not really a big upgrade at all but I am getting it primarily for the TV-Out as I am not a heavy gamer.

I think that upgrade path is fairly reasonable, modest yes but a good value choice, it should be a fair bit faster because MX440 peforms better than the Geforce2 Ultra is many tests and the Geforce2 MX400 is considerably slower than that card.

If your going to be doing some moderate gaming I think it should be fine, it is what it is....a value end card but then you went for one last time and I guess that worked out okay? But if you are looking to do some hardcore gaming then FalseChristia is right, for an Extra 50 bucks...you can get an entry level Geforce4 Ti

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BatManUSMC

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Originally posted by: sozkaynak
I am planning to upgrade from GF2 MX 400 to GF4 MX440.
I want to rercomendations about that card!

Don't waste your money on it you'll basicly have the same card. If money is a problem look at a GF3Ti200 or if you can go a little higher go with a GF4Ti4200. The GF4MXs arent DX8 cards and have features missing that GF3 or full GF4 cards have.
 

dbwillis

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Im using a Chaintech MX440..it seems a tad bit better than the GF2 Ti I had..this one overclocks higher though....270/400 default runs at 320/500 now after some ASIII
 

Goi

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The GF4 MX440 is actually quite a major improvement over the GF2 MX400. It has twice the fillrate, supports 128bit DDR-SDRAM hence having at least twice the memory bandwidth, has a higher clockrate, and performs significantly better in real applications/games, supports Accuview, hence having a much less performance drop in AA and better image quality, has an improved memory system(improved caching system, lossless compression, HSA algorithm). It also has 2 integrated 350MHz RAMDACs with 2 CTRC controllers, an integrated TV-out and TDMS transmitter for DVI. In fact, it performs about as good as a normal GF2 GTS.

However, at its price, it doesn't have a very good bang for the buck, when you consider that the GF3 Ti200, GF4 Ti4200 and Radeon 8500LE cost just a bit more than it, and perform quite a bit better, and supports DX8.

So, basically, if you have only $100 to spend, the GF4 MX440 and MX460 can't be beat, but if you have a bit more, spend it on the other 3 mentioned cards.
 

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