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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 4 MX 440 GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
Cyberpunk 2077 9726% 4402%
Hitman 3 12683% 5757%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8887% 4018%
Resident Evil 8 9726% 4402%
FIFA 21 4857% 2171%
Grand Theft Auto VI 13726% 6235%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 8596% 3884%
Genshin Impact 9726% 4402%
The Medium 12161% 5518%
Far Cry 6 14117% 6414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440.

The FX 5900 was released over a year more recently than the 4 MX, and so the FX 5900 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 5900 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 5900 also has superior memory performance overall.

The FX 5900 has 10.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the FX 5900 is slightly better than the 4 MX.

The GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra has 4. However, the actual shader performance of the 4 MX is 1 and the actual shader performance of the FX 5900 is 2. The FX 5900 having 1 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FX 5900 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 4 MX.

The GeForce FX 5900 Ultra requires 59 Watts to run but there is no entry for the 4 MX.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed275 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs12 May 2003
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory128 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs425 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs13.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs4
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units-vs4
Texture Rate-vs1.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)1600x1200vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-59 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs2.0
Open GL1.2vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 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....The 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.
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