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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce FX 5950 Ultra GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 4180% 9726%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3815% 8887%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3688% 8596%
FIFA 21 2059% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5923% 13726%
Hitman 3 5468% 12683%
Genshin Impact 4180% 9726%
Far Cry 6 6093% 14117%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6036% 13987%
Watch Dogs Legion 4029% 9378%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440.

The FX 5950 was released over a year more recently than the 4 MX, and so the FX 5950 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 4 MX.

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 FX 5950 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 FX 5950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FX 5950 has 12 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the FX 5950 is slightly better than the 4 MX.

The GeForce FX 5950 Ultra has 4 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the FX 5950 is 2 and the actual shader performance of the 4 MX is 1. The FX 5950 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FX 5950 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 4 MX.

The GeForce FX 5950 Ultra requires 74 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 4 MX 440.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed475 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date23 Oct 2003vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed475 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth15.2GB/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 Units4vs-
Texture Rate1.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.9 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power74 Watts-
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model2.0vs-
Open GL1.5vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe top-to-bottom family of NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs provide both high-performance gaming for enthusiasts and best-in-class features for mainstream users. Whether you're a bleeding-edge gamer who desires the most advanced gaming technology available, or a PC user in search of the perfect combination of power, performance, and value--GeForce FX solutions deliver. 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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