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Geforce4 MX or Geforce2 GTS?

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August 18, 2003 7:25:19 PM

I want to upgrade my motherboard (440BX PII 450) to an Athlon XP nForce2 mobo with a 2500+ Barton. Right now I'm using a Geforce2 GTS card, and I don't have enough cash to upgrade my video card right now (in addition to mobo/cpu/ram). Would it be beneficial to get a mobo with an integrated Geforce4 MX 440? Would this provide a noticeable speed increase over my GTS?

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August 18, 2003 7:54:59 PM

You would proabably do better with the GeForce 4 MX 440. It should perform closely to a Geforce2 Pro or a Geforce 2 Ti. Don't take my word on it, let some more people post firts so you can examine hteir replies for yourself. Good luck man. If you have any more questions I'll gladly answer them.

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August 19, 2003 12:41:10 AM

Save your money and get AT LEAST a Ti4200. Or if you need it immediatly, get a Radeon 8500/9100/9200.
August 19, 2003 1:41:00 AM

epox 8rga+...cheep but high quality mobo with good overclocking features...not to mention an IGP and 6 channel sound...


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August 19, 2003 1:42:21 AM

i think all geforce 2's should be agp 2.0...


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August 19, 2003 4:13:13 AM

Nope, I had a GeForce 2 Ti that was 4x.
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August 19, 2003 4:56:09 AM

My GF2 GTS is currently running at AGP 4x

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August 19, 2003 11:46:41 AM

Ok all geforces are AGP4x.

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August 19, 2003 12:32:37 PM

ignore everyone but pIII man in this thread


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ALL gf2, mx or otherwise were 4x agp. 4xagp was around from previous generation cards like the TNT1 also

if you keep your GTS and go with a 2500barton and nforce2 ,it WILL be faster than the IGP mx440 integrated solution

UNLESS:: your running dual channel ram. THAT is the crucial point with integrated video, is the dual channel ram... crucial, as in very important because it doubles the fillrate which is the ability of the video card to draw pixels on teh screen because video cards rely alot on memory bandwith


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August 19, 2003 3:57:39 PM

Wow I wasn't aware that the IGP440 did not use its own memory but used shared memory instead!

*Slaps UFO_WARVIPER for not investigating like a real guru should*

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August 19, 2003 6:06:04 PM

Even with dual channel the IGP is still slow than gf4 mx440. It is more like half way between mx420 and mx440.

And the fill rate is not doubled when you using dual channel, more like around 50% increase. :tongue:
August 19, 2003 6:54:43 PM

Well said phial,glad some one is on the ball.

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August 19, 2003 9:00:06 PM

Hey, even my RivaTNT2 32MB card is a 4X card :wink:

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August 19, 2003 9:07:26 PM

All IGPs share the system RAM. U have to set how much "shared" memory u want to allocate to the IGP.

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August 20, 2003 12:34:44 AM

The MX440 is an updated version of the GTS. They are nearly identicle. Your GTS has 6ns RAM running at 333MHz, the same speed as PC2700, and 128-bit pathways, the same as dual channel provides. So the big question is, if every performance aspect seems about the same, which is better?

The card is better because it allows your graphics to have independant memory, instead of sharing the bus with the CPU.

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August 23, 2003 9:02:40 AM

Well I have the Creative Annilahtor Pro Graphics card. It has the Geforce 2 gts chip on it. So then I went out and got the aopen ak79g max board with onboard video. and I found my older gts board to be faster. but that is probably due to the fact that it has its own dedicated ddr memory on the card.
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August 23, 2003 9:48:14 AM

That's basically what I said in my conclusion, the sentence between my comparison and my signature.

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