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Full Review of NVIDIA's GeForce2 MX

Test Setup

Graphics Cards and Drivers
GeForce2 MX32 MB SDR DRAM175 MHz core clock / 166 MHz memory clockNVIDIA Reference Driver 5.30
GeForce2GTS32 MB DDR SGRAM200 MHz core clock / 333 MHz memory clockNVIDIA Reference Driver 5.30
GeForce DDR32 MB DDR SGRAM120 MHz core clock / 300 MHz memory clockNVIDIA Reference Driver 5.30
GeForce SDR32 MB SDR DRAM120 MHz core clock / 166 MHz memory clockNVIDIA Reference Driver 5.30
Platform Information
CPUPIII 1 GHz
MotherboardAsus CUSL2 (bios 1000 BETA 013)
MemoryCrucial PC133 CAS2
NetworkNetgear FA310TX
Environment Settings
OS VersionWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
DirectX Version7.0
Quake 3 ArenaRetail versioncommand line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0OpenGL FSAA set to 2x SuperSampling or FSAAQuality 1
ExpendableDownloadable Demo Versioncommand line = -timedemoD3D FSAA set to 2x SuperSampling or 2nd slider in the D3D FSAA control panel

Performance Expectations

With the SDR GeForce and GeForce2 MX offering nearly the same theoretical output, I expect these two cards to be neck and neck with the GeForce2 MX winning in certain circumstances due to its much higher clocked core. I also know that the GeForce2 MX will take a beating in high resolution and color modes due to its poor memory speed. It would be interesting to see how bad a 64 bit SDR version of this board does but at this time we don't have one just yet to show you. The 64 bit DDR solution should score pretty much the same as our 128 bit SDR reference board, while a 128 bit DDR configuration should get rather close to GeForceDDR or even outperform it.