Date: September 14th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Albatron
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ALBATRON GEFORCE 4 MX440 INTRODUCTION
Do you like great gaming, great features, TV-out, Optional DVI output, and a pretty good software bundle, well, I might have an option for you. The Geforce 4 MX440 is the upper end of the budget based Geforce 4 lineup and isn't a slouch in the performance for value ratio. I find the Internet flooded with reviews of the big brothers of the MX440 (eg. Ti4200, Ti4400 and Ti4600), but very little coverage on what will turn out to be the better selling cards of the lineup. Some sites seem to subscribe to the trait of only reviewing the high-end cards which in my mind is a little biased seeing that the percentage of the reading population that could actually afford one of the $250USD+ cards is definitely below 25%. To aid in exposing a great budget lineup of cards, Albatron was kind enough to supply the Tweaknews staff with a sample of their Geforce4 MX 440 64Meg DDR graphics accelerator. Does it perform? Read on.....
ALBATRON CORPORATE PROFILE
Since its founding in 1984, Albatron began by providing large screen multimedia monitors, rear projection systems and multimedia plasma displays by using the brand name "Monivision". Albatron is the leading manufacturer in corporate presentations, education training, video conferencing, and public information display and flight information industry right now. ( find more about Monivision at http://www.chun.com.tw ) From this year, Albatron will not only provide large screen display product but also computer industry specific products. In March of 2002, Albatron will release Intel and AMD processor based motherboard that adopt products of world's famous chipset manufacturers. Meanwhile, we will launch high-end graphic cards designed to create a dynamic display.
So, we got ourselves a decent videocard loaded with 64 Megs of DDR, what else does it have?
-nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 GPU
-Accuview Antialiasing TM
-Lightspeed Memory Architecture TM II
-1.1 billion texels Fill Rate
-6.4 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
-High-Definition Video Processor(HDTV)
-AGP 4X/2X Support
-High-quality HDTV/DVD playback
-Integrated TV Encoder Supporting 1024x768 resolution
-Microsoft(r) DirectX(r) 8.X and OpenGL(r) 1.3 Optimizations
Now, let's move on to the eyecandy....