Reply 41700 of 44668, by Kahenraz
retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 22:14:TrashPanda wrote on 2021-12-27, 21:22:
IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two. […]retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 19:46:
Bought this as an upgrade over my MX4000: https://www.ebay.com/itm/334261306195
Still waiting for my socket a cooler to arrive.
IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two.
They are similar in spec but the 440 does have faster Vram and a wider bus ... but the trade off is that it has less Vram overall.
Looking at them both I would have just grabbed a Ti4200 and gotten pixel shading but I cant fault the price of 20 bucks for a MX440, thats a nice deal no matter the reason for using one.
damn, I got it based off of other people's advice here. Then again I'm sure I would still see a benefit since my mx4000 is pci and 64mb
Some people's advice here is also... not wrong but incomplete. Depending on what hardware and OS you're using, a GeForce 4 could be unstable. For example, NVIDIA cards with pixel shaders require at least a Pentium 3 Coppermine, have problems in Windows 98 with some configurations, and other issues with chipsets prior to 440BX. Everything non-pixel shader such as the card you bought should work great. Maybe. Unless it requires +3.3V on PCI and your board doesn't have that.
There is no right answer, unfortunately. 😀