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    Question quick question GF4-440 vs 440SE

    What is the difference between the SE and non SE?
    I just want a cheep card with TV out.
    How much faster would it be then a Geforce2 MX400 ?
    Ive read that the 440 is about the same as a gf3 ti200.
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    Based on my knowledge I gather from browsing article from the Net, I found from madonion.com the MX440 is far below Ti200. Madonion resource show (start from the lowest to better):

    MX460 - R9000 - Ti 200 - GF3 ...etc...etc...etc...

    As you can see MX 440 is below MX460.
    Soo you got to choose.
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    Originally posted by Vodude
    Based on my knowledge I gather from browsing article from the Net, I found from madonion.com the MX440 is far below Ti200. Madonion resource show (start from the lowest to better):

    MX460 - R9000 - Ti 200 - GF3 ...etc...etc...etc...

    As you can see MX 440 is below MX460.
    Soo you got to choose.
    madonion has those cards ranked as such because none of the gf4MX have directX 8 hardware support, which is a MAJOR factor in determining 3dmark 2001 scores, and certainly doesn't paint the full picture about the mx440's performance. the 440mx and ti200 are pretty closely matched as far as framerates in dx7 and older games (q3, half-life, etc...), but in dx8 games the ti200 will pull ahead because of it's dx8 support.

    because of it's lack of dx8 support i'd avoid getting it. the dx7 technology it uses is more than 3 years old, so for many of todays games with dx8 features it will lack in performance.

    as far as getting back to the original question, the difference between the mx440 and the 440se is that the se version has agp8x support, where the non-se version does not. the performance difference between agp4x and 8x is completley non-existant, so if you do decide to get the mx just get whichever of the 2 is cheaper.
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    Originally posted by thebove


    madonion has those cards ranked as such because any of the gf4MX do not have full directx 8 support, which is a MAJOR factor in determining 3dmark 2001 scores, and certainly doesn't paint the full picture about the mx440's performance. the 440mx and ti200 are pretty closely matched as far as framerates in dx7 and older games, but in dx8 games the ti200 will pull ahead because of it's dx8 support.

    personally though, i'd aviod the mx because of it's lack of dx8 support....the technology it uses is more than 3 years old, so for many of todays games with dx8 features it will lack in performance.

    Thanx for the additional, I jusr realize that technology
    does count.
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    Not sure the differance between SE and non SE but a MX440 is not a bad card if you read this page. http://www17.tomshardware.com/graphi...force4-18.html
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