nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 in the test: Inno3D, Gainward, Leadtek and Prolink in comparison
- 1 Foreword
- Overview of maps
- 3 The chip in detail
- 4 Test system
- 17 FSAA performance
- 19 Overclocking
- 21 Summary
Vulpine GL v1.1p
GLMark was developed by the German software company Vulpine and, like 3DMark2000 and 3DMark2001, is a pure DirectX synthetic benchmark for OpenGL. The benchmark is highly complex, especially in terms of the number of polygons, and can optionally use some of the new GeForce3 features. So that the comparison between the two cards is really fair, only the standard OpenGL features were used, which the Kyro II actually doessupported.
This shows that, even with LMA-II, the fill rate cannot be replaced by anything. The GeForce4MX can keep up well with the GeForce2 Ti, but it can only catch up with the 1600 resolution. The Geforce3 Ti200 simply plays in a different class here, as it has both 4 pipelines for a high filling rate and LMA (Light Speed Memory Architecture). The high-performance vertex shader could also contribute to this, in spite of the significantly lower GPU clock rate (175MHz compared to 250/270MHz).
In this T&L-optimized benchmark, the Kyro II as in so many theoretical tests, unfortunately little to laugh about.
On the next page: GL Excess v1.1a