Budget cards these days are very capable. I was looking forward to seeing whether the MX offered any improvement over my current stock MX. Windows with Service Pack 2. Digital Vibrance Control DVC Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions. The same goes with OCZ. Vertical Sync Off in all tests. Abit Siluro T 64Mb.
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The case mod scene is alive and well and windows are the norm. In that respect, I can find no fault with either card. Apart from being an MX card with 32Mb of memory, all I can find to differentiate it from the reference design is 5ns memory.
The GeForce2 core, in whatever flavour is fast. Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.
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Should you shell out some extra green on a 64Mb card? Maybe a little hard to find compared to most manufacturers cards. Brings natural material properties smoke, clouds, water, cloth, plastic, etc to life via advanced per-pixel shading capabilities in a single pass. What was the best tech product of ?
Benchmarking Results — iD Software Quake3: However, it does fill the niche for quick, budget orientated cards quite nicely. The 64Mb has a slight advantage in the final scores, but nothing to write home about and in all cases, less than 1fps difference. I was looking forward to seeing whether the MX offered any improvement over geforce current stock MX.
What we are going to take a look at today is whether or not the doubling of memory is worth the extra money and does it improve performance significantly. Team Arena was 3mb to x in gwforce2 colour, all options turned on, texture quality to the max, compressed textures, highest geometric details, 32bit textures etc. Personally, I love it. As for the MX results, clock for clock, the 32Mb and 64Mb cards perform eerily similar.
We can see the performance is better than the MX and they overclock well enough on the memory side of things well, the two tested cards to give them that extra memory bandwidth increase that the GeForce2 core loves so much. Do check out the Abit webpage for full details. The OCZ is a miracle of downsizing. Trusty Powerstrip 3 was used for overclocking the cards and worked flawlessly. It appears to be just a cosmetic tweak away from the sky-blue Special Edition.
The Siluro comes equipped with a lovely black coloured PCB. Budget cards these days are very capable. You can tell where the most popular resolution sits by looking at the common midrange system and its target resolution. The 5ns memory is the reason for the MHz default memory clock.
With the MX, in either gefocre2 the two flavours, 32Mb or 64Mb, you have a great card with potential to be pushed that little bit further. So what are we looking at when we consider the MX? They are excellent performers for the price.
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NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400 graphics card – GF2 MX 400 – 32 MB Series
The Siluro, while served well by the Complex scenes are now rich with detail. Core clock speed is less important. I can easily recommend them as a perfect budget choice for the cost conscious gamer.
All the good stuff. Please varify multi-display support in the graphics card before purchasing.