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Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 MX

Founded in 1986, Leadtek Corporation has left nothing but good impressions over the past few years with their quality video boards. They specialize in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of high performance graphics, computer mainboards and now high-end video conferencing products. To fallow up with our recent Leadtek GeForce 2 GTS review, we look at their latest GeForce MX based card.

It is a GPU

The Package
  • Nvidia 2nd-generatioin 256-bit GPU with new Hypertexel architecture ( 4 texels per clock )
  • 32MB on-board memory
  • 20M Triangles/sec through T&L and Set-up ,
  • 700-Megatexel fill rate Full acceleration for Microsoft DirectX 7 and OpenGL
  • 1.2 ICD DirectX Texture Compression & S3TC support Comprehensive AGP 4X support with fast writes and execute mode
  • Integrated 350MHz RAMDAC, resolution up to 2048x1536, True Color @ 60Hz


(+,-) $149USD

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Nvidia would like everyone to know right up front is that they no longer call their unit’s video cards. They like the term GPU and that stands for Graphic Processing Unit. It is no coincidence that the term GPU closely resembles to CPU. Nvidia would like to make it plainly obvious that their video cards move much of the load of graphic rendering off the CPU and onto the GPU. While the original GeForce chipset did a good job of improving performance with this approach, it became obvious that higher core clock speeds and memory performance were necessary to keep improving performance. You can only push a core speed so far though, and it took a move to the .18 micron architecture of the MX chipset to keep improving performance. Avid overclockers already know that a move to a smaller architecture has immediate benefits can be added in the same space, but that lower heat production is also a benefit.

As you might already know, the MX chipset is the little brother of the original GeForce 2 GTS card. Both are based on the same core. With Nvidia’s 6-Month cycle, they currently own the high-end 3d Acceleration market and this with very little "serious" competition, at this moment anyway. Not all people can afford to spend 250$USD+ every six months to have the latest and fastest 3D Accelerator on the market. At the same time, not everybody will opt for a 250$USD+ video card at all. Just a few months ago, Nvidia Corporation seriously analyzed the situation.

In June 2000, a month after the GeForce2 GTS release, they introduced a new product for the other crowd that was asking an affordable 3D accelerator featuring superior quality than its competition for a competing price. All of this takes us back to June 28TH, 2000; the release of a low cost 3D accelerator based on the GeForce2 GTS architecture, selling almost half less than the GTS card with the same amount of memory.


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