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    VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 Review
    By Vince Freeman :  April 19, 2002

    VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 Overclocking

    The GeForce4 MX 440 looks to be a prime target for overclockers. The core runs relatively cool at the default 270 MHz speed, while the 400 MHz memory is not in the same league as some of the GeForce4 Ti cards. Unfortunately, we had to deal with two issues concerning the Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4600: its lack of a cooling fan, and the 5 ns DDR memory.

    Our main goal was to hit the stock 300/500 MHz speeds of the GeForce4 MX 460 and see exactly how good the GeForce4 MX is at overclocking. The Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 easily hit a 300 MHz core overclock, but would display graphic anomalies during long-term use. We finally were able to get a stable 295 MHz core speed, but no higher. This is quite obviously a function of the card's very basic heatsink cooling, as even blowing a standard fan across the board let us hit 300 MHz without an issue. The heatsink is attached using standard pressure clips, thus allowing potential upgrades to a more powerful cooling solution.

    The 5 ns card memory worried us a bit, since it was theoretically already running at its top-end 400 MHz speed. Surprisingly, we were able to easily match the 500 MHz memory clock of the GeForce4 MX 460, and could even move a bit higher. While this may seem high, keep in mind that the 100 MHz jump in memory speed is an effective DDR clock, as we really only jumped it up 50 MHz as far the memory timings are concerned.

    To keep the benchmarks standard, we used a 295 MHz core/500 MHz memory setup for all Quake 3 overclocking benchmarks. We have included the standard and overclocked scores, as well as including the base GeForce3 Ti 200 results for comparison. These show the 295/500 GeForce4 MX 440 outperforming the GeForce3 Ti 200, and should make for some interesting comparisons when we get our hands on a true GeForce4 MX 460.

    The overclocking percentage graph shows some startling results, as the GeForce4 MX 440 had incredible framerate gains with the core and memory speed increase. The higher 500 MHz memory is the most obvious reason why, as the LMA II architecture scales quite well with higher clock speeds.

    It is also interesting that the percentages jumped quite noticeably as the resolution was increased. This is a common trend in video card overclocking, and it's the high values here that are so surprising.

    Page 1 Introduction
    Page 2 The GeForce4 MX 440
    Page 3 GeForce4 MX Features
    Page 4 The VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 Card
    Page 5 VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 Specifications
    Page 6 Performance and Test System
    Page 7 Quake 3:Arena Performance
    Page 8 Serious Sam & Return to Castle Wolfenstein Performance
    Page 9 3DMark 2001 and Quake 3 FSAA Performance
  • Page 10 VisionTek Xtasy GeForce4 MX 440 Overclocking
    Page 11 Benchmark, 2D Quality and nView Analysis
    Page 12 Value and Conclusion

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