"AGP Fast Write (Disabled)"
This item lets you enable or disable the caching of display data for the video memory of the processor. Enabling this item can greatly improve the displayspeed. Disable this item if your graphics display card does not support this feature.
But Geforce 4 MX 440SE 64mb DDR W/ TV Out supports it.(said in the vidcard manual)
I also updated my bios. But still no option.
Anyway, I already got Rivatuner and forced fast writes to be supported.(Hope it works somehow)
to be honest there all going with ATI nowdays, but a GF FX low end card will offer limited performance in new games, the card you have wouldnt be able to start any new DX9 games without running at less than 10 FPS.
i like nvidia, others like ATI, its the major 50/50 stuff again, each has its own strong points, but in all reality if you spend the same amount you get very close performance.
Remember to look at all the results. Each card had strengths in it's own area. The GE4 4200-8x does amazingly well in many of the DX8 benchmarks and the MX460 came out a lot higher than I ever would have guesssed.
Also, don't freak if your card does not stand as high as you'd like in a particular test. The tests are run with all settings max'd and they did not specify anti-aliasing and anisotropic levels used in most of the tests. Tom's usually uses 4x on both, which is higher than I set mine and will slow down frame rate.
PS The fast writes has never produced a noticeable or measurable difference on any system I've ever had.
i think we all define budget, meaning diffrent things, budget as in not top of the range ie £400-£500, against the sub £100 versions. i aint trying to start the usual debate over it, remember the guy who started the thread got a mx with his new pooter, thats standard for most off the shelf kits. fact still remains its directx7, 1 of the remaining few that needs killing off
i think the only reason toms hardware gave the card any credit is the fact it costs £20. go figure