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Albatron GeForce4 MX440 Videocard Review

Albatron GeForce4 MX440 Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Albatron GeForce4 MX440 videocard is a no frills videocard targeted towards the budget conscious gamer.
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Filed under: Video Cards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Albatron Jun 03 2002   Colin Sun  
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Overclocking and System Specs

Overclocking:

Even though we've had success overclocking Samsung memory on the GeForce4 Ti4600 cards we weren't too optimistic about the overclockability of the 5 ns Samsung DRAM on the MX440 (default speed is 400 MHz). We were in for a big surprise, the memory went all the way up to 485 MHz with no artifacts! 1 MHz higher though and Artifact Tester would report that a few were present. Even at 500 MHz memory we were unable to spot any "snow" in our games but there was the occasional tear here and there. We might have been able to hit even higher had we added ramsinks to cool the memory.

360 MHz core speed! I was blown away by that because it is pretty amazing considering we're still using standard stock cooling!

As you'll see in the coming benchmarks, overclocking the videocard brings a substantial performance boost!

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor: AMD AthonXP 2000+
Clock Speed:

12.5x133 MHz = 1.66 GHz

Motherboards:

Epox 8K3A+

Chipset:

VIA KT333CE

Videocard:

MSI G4Ti4600-VTD (300/660)
Albatron GeForce4 MX440 (270/400)

Albatron GeForce4 MX440 (360/485)

Sound Card: N/A
Network Card:

N/A

Memory:

256MB Crucial PC2700 DDR RAM

Hard Drive: 40GB 7200RPM Maxtor D740X Ultra/133
CDROM: Panasonic 48x CD-ROM CR-594-B
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 w/60mm Delta
PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup: WindowsXP
VIA 4in1 4.38V
DetonatorXP 28.90
Radeon 6071 XP Drivers
Benchmarks:

3DMark2000
3DMark2001SE
AquaMark
Commanche 4
Quake III Arena Ver 1.17

3DMark2001SE with AA
AquaMark with AA
Quake III Arena with AA

As you probably see, we've omitted the CodeCreatures benchmark since it requires a videocard with Pixel Shaders.

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Contents of Article: Albatron MX440
 Pg 1.  Albatron GeForce4 MX440 Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  GeForce4 MX Technology
 Pg 3.  — Overclocking and System Specs
 Pg 4.  3DMark2000 and 2001SE
 Pg 5.  AquaMark
 Pg 6.  Commanche 4 and Quake III
 Pg 7.  3DMark2001SE and AquaMark AA
 Pg 8.  Quake III AA and Conclusion

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