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GeForce2 At Its Best: 6 Affordable Graphics Cards with nVIDIA's MX

Quake III Arena

At 640x480, the differences between the cards are pretty small. At 800x600 and above, the Gainward card in Enhanced mode (240 MHz chip and memory clock) clearly takes the lead. At 1280x1024, this card is 20 fps faster than the competition. The PixelView card also runs faster than most other boards (183 MHz memory clock). MSI's card is set to 175 MHz core speed by default; which has a negative impact on the benchmark results: MSI is slowest in Quake III.

Mercedes Benz Truck Racing

MBTR is CPU-intensive, so the results are generally similar. Again, the StarForce 826 cannot keep apace with the others, and Gainward collects more points with its 'Enhanced Mode', which clocks the GPU and the memory much faster.