ASUS V8170 Geforce4 MX440 DDR 64MB Review

Bosco - 2007-01-26 18:02:36 in Video Cards
Category: Video Cards
Reviewed by: Bosco   
Reviewed on: August 3, 2002
GF City Computers
Price: N/A

Introduction

When you hear the name Asus you think great motherboards, but like alot of other manufactures they also produce video cards. Everyone knows the name GeForce, well today we are going to look at the MX440. The Ti series cards are the most powerful well the MX is a decent gaming card but is aimed for the budget gamer. Today we will compare the card to the Asus 4600Ti and see how it does, so let’s get started shall we:

Nice looking box could be a good sign.

Specifications

  • 270mhz Core clock
  • 400mhz memory clock
  • 1.1 billion Pixels Per Second
  • 6.4GB/sec memory bandwidth
  • Lightspeed Memory Architecture amplifies memory bandwidth
  • AGP 2X/4X with Fast Writes Support
  • DirectX 8.1
  • OpenGL 1.3 support
  • Memory:

  • 64MB On-board DDR memory
  • TV-out:

  • TV-out up to 1024x768 resolution
  • Driver support:

  • Win 2K, ME, Win 98, WinXP
  • System Requirements:
    Intel Pentium II/III/Celeron, Pentium 4
    AMD Athlon/Duron/XP
    (systems with AGP 1.0 Slot and up to 4.0)

    When ever you buy hardware sometimes you will get extra software with it, in this case we only got two games but what do you expect for the price right :)

  • Video Card
  • Driver CD
  • DVD Driver CD
  • Game CD (Aquanox and Midnight GT/Rage Rally)
  • S-Video Cord
  • Instructions
  • As you can see nothing really fancy that grabs my attention. There is a S-Video jack on the back of the card for you to hook your computer up to your TV. I am unable to do this because of my last review I stole the TV for three days and my wife was really upset.:) So look at my past review on how to set it up.

    I am going to run a series of tests with 3dmark 2001, Quake and Comanche 4 (great game). So let’s get started and see how the card does.

    Testing

    Test setup:

  • AMD 2100+ (Not Overclocked)
  • GA-7VRXP
  • Asus GeForce4 MX440
  • Memory 512MB DDR(Infineon)
  • WinXP Pro
  • Will use Detonator driver 29.42 for all tests:
  • 3dmark2001

    As you can see a big difference between the two.

    Quake 3

    Well the card did fair a bit better on the quake demo.

    Comanche 4

    I decided to put the MX up against my new Enhanced 4200Ti for this benchmark, only because it is a demanding benchmark.

    Not to bad on this demo. One thing I would like to point out, sure the scores are alot lower then the 4600TI, but you have to remember the 4600TI has higher clock speeds and 128MB of memory.

    Conclusion

    I can't take anything away from this card. The scores don't show it but this card was pretty decent. It didn't run and AAX4 tests but heck who plays games with it anyway.:) I was really impressed with the power of the card. I could have overclocked it but with no cooling fan why take the chance. For a gamer on a budget looking for next generation hardware this would have to be the card chosen.

    Pros

  • Good graphics
  • S-Video
  • Games included
  • DVD Drivers included
  • Cons

  • No cooling fan