Bij Tom's Hardware Guide hebben ze eens een aantal Geforce2 MX kaarten met elkaar vergeleken, namelijk de Asus v7100 2V1D, de ELSA Gladiac MX, de Leadtek WinFast GeForce2 MX, de MS StarForce 816, de Prolink PixelView GeForce2 MX en de SUMA GeForce2 MX. De kaarten doen qua snelheid nauwelijks voor elkaar onder, de benchmarks laten bij elke test vrijwel dezelfde scores tussen de 8 videokaarten zien. Als winnaar wordt de Asus v7100 aangewezen, vanwege de dual VGA uitgang. Hier een hap uit de conclusie en een eentonige benchmark:
As you could see, the scores are even across the board when you compare the competitors. No one has a drastic change to the design or the memory configuration so this comes as no surprise to me at all. The only one that might be a better buy down the line is the SUMA card if they in fact do ship with faster memory.
In general I'm still a bit upset that the GeForce2 MX is unable to provide the same output functionality that something like the G400 can. I had hoped that I would be able to virtually have two identical, fully featured outputs but that isn't the case. With TwinView you'll be given the ability to basically have full functionality on one output while partial on the other, at the same time. This might not be too bad for some but I think that many others won't be as forgiving. I'm not. Aside from this, the GeForce2 MX is still offering excellent 3D performance for the price.
The Asus card the only DVI-I capable card in this roundup and one of two that offers twin VGA output (my favorite TwinView setup). This card will be widely available and as always, you'll have the Asus quality hardware coupled with timely driver updates. However, all this will come at a steep price for a GeForce2 MX and if you're in need of a TV-out, you'll have to look into the alternate model.
So who's our winner or should I say winners? My first pick is the Prolink TwinView GeForce2 MX as the bargain buy. What other card could give you this type of 3D performance at a mere $100? My next choice was difficult, as TwinView still needs some work. If I were to use TwinView right now, however, I would use a dual VGA setup in Spanning mode to complete work tasks more efficiently. With that in mind, there is only one logical choice for me here as well, the Asus V7100 with its dual VGA output ability (assuming the SUMA is still unavailable).