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This chip is presented by reference NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8x, AGP.
The beginning of April brought us the announcement of the new GeForce4 family. It included not only the top Ti 4400/4600 models, but also mainstream MX 420/440/460. The latter cards were not the pared-down GeForce4 Ti, but a kind of a hybrid of GeForce2 and GeForce4. The new MXes lost not only the the half of pixel pipelines (2 of 4), but also the pixel shaders block, 3-level anisotropy, and EMBM support. This "castration" resulted in a cheap chip to easily compete not only with previous GeForce2 products, but also with ATI RADEON 7500 cards. These cards still have the GeForce4 core, including the faster memory controller, thus they demonstrate higher speed than their analogs released a year and a half ago. The medium MX440 model have almost succeeded in replacing GeForce2 Ti/Pro. But Intel have released AGP 3.0 specification, and NVIDIA implemented it in the "same" MX440, supporting AGP 8x and featuring higher memory clock. NVIDIA tries to oppose this card to ATI RADEON 9000 (though doubtfully, as the latter supports DirectX 8.1).
Theoretical and analytical videocard reviews, containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti GPU:
These cards also compete with ATI RADEON 7500. But the release of new ATI RADEON 9000 solutions may shatter MX 440 positions, being faster and sometimes cheaper, not mentioning DX81 support, absent in GF4MX.
On the 10th of September 2002 the latest drivers from NVIDIA are 30.20, 31.00, 40.41 for Windows XP.
You can get more information about problems of various NVIDIA drivers at the NVIDIA World web-site.
You can compare screenshots with reference ones (NVIDIA GeForce3).
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And 6.* drivers are not compatible with the software for sound cards based on Yamaha processor, as well as with SoftXG100 software synthesizer. Start or Close Window buttons might be spoiled by some "garbage" in 2D mode. One solution is in the iXBT Forum.