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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon X1550 GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 4164% 9726%
Hitman 3 5447% 12683%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3800% 8887%
Resident Evil 8 4164% 9726%
FIFA 21 2051% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5900% 13726%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3674% 8596%
Genshin Impact 4164% 9726%
The Medium 5221% 12161%
Far Cry 6 6070% 14117%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1550 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440.

The Radeon X1550 was released over three years more recently than the 4 MX, and so the Radeon X1550 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 4 MX when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Radeon X1550 has 128 MB more video memory than the 4 MX, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon X1550 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon X1550 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1550 is marginally better than the 4 MX.

The Radeon X1550 has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, we sadly do not have enough data in this area to complete the comparison.

The Radeon X1550 requires 27 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 4 MX 440. We would recommend a PSU with at least 420 Watts for the Radeon X1550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date08 Jan 2007vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power27 Watts-
Recommended PSU420 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs-
Open GL2.0vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon X1550 is an entry-level GPU based on the 80nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the RV516 Core and offers 4 Pixel Shaders, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 128-bit of standard DDR. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 400MHz.
It's therefore an underclocked Radeon X1300 PRO (although a 600MHz version is also available and will offer identical performance) with Crossfire support. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
GeForce4 MX 440 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 128 MB, it can't play today's games. Still, games before 2003 should be fully playable at max settings....
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