The Geforce 4 MX is basically a re-packaged Gf2MX. Personally for budegt I would recommend a ATi 9000Pro or non Pro both can be had for under £100 easially. You may also want to look at the Geforce 5200 range.
For your second question there are few cards out their now with SDR memory and you would be better off with DDR.
well your motherboard wont support DDR because it is running SDR and a Celeron, therefore its probably an old system.
Many online sites will ship outside their native country, so look around.
If I had to choose between those GFX cards then I would go for either of the DDR solutions.
i might be too late... but slayer, your board doesn't have to have ddr memory to support a video card with ddr memory. they're independent and unrelated. so whatever card you get, make sure it has ddr memory for much better performance.
Using Madonion 2001 SE330 benchmark:
The MX4-440 benchmarks out 60% faster than an MX2-400 with a low end system (1 gig or less) like yours.
The MX4-440 benchmarks out 240% faster than an MX2-400 with a high end system (2.7 gig or higher).
Using UT2003 game benchamrk:
Frame rate is 3 times faster with the MX4-440 vs the MX2-400 and doesn't change much witht he cpu speed.
So if you beleive in benchmarks there will be a definite improvement with the MX4-440. As for the price, the ones you quoted are the lowest I've seen based on the USD numbers.
the gfx card you are looking @ is effectively the same technology but it has been speed bumped quite well so it does perform better than the old card.. but it is basically dx7 technology..we are upto dx9 right now...
if you game you will not be seeing the same effects peopel with dx8/dx9 cards see... but this is not always a bad thing
the processor and mobo will improve ALL of your computer experience... the gfx card will improve your gaming experience only...
Originally posted by LeeJend Can't tell for sure, but I'd bet it was DDR Ram on an MX-440 Vid card. SDRAM in new products has been pretty much dead for 18-24 months now and I think the MX-440 came out since then.