the Prolink PixelView GeForce4 MX440-8X is a DirectX 7 part it's still pretty
damn fast, at least that's what the benchmarks seem to point towards.
Still, if you're contemplating purchasing a new videocard, I would have
to suggest that you stay away from older generation cards which are not at
least DirectX 8 compliant. There are just too many games coming out that take
advantage of vertex and pixel shaders which is something all GeForce4 MX's don't
With a street price of just under $200 CDN ($145 US) the Prolink PixelView
GeForce4 MX440-8X is moderately priced, but it does come with a ton of features; including DVI,
VIVO capabilities and a decent software bundle.
Factory overclocked at 300MHz/550MHz means
the Prolink GeForce4 MX440-8X will probably be the fastest stock MX440-8X out there, and it
was good to see that there was still a lot of head room - with
the card maxing out at 387MHz/613MHz. Not bad indeed!
Overall, the Prolink PixelView GeForce4 MX440-8X is a good videocard. If we
reviewed it maybe six
months ago it would have won an award. Unfortunately though, if you're going to be purchasing a
new videocard now, you really should get something that is DirectX 8 compliant
so you have a videocard that's a bit more future proof. That is, if
you can afford the extra investment.
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