De nerds van I Am Not A Geek vonden het nodig om uit te zoeken wat een GeForce2 MX kaart nog presteert als hij beschikt over slechts 16MB geheugen. Het exemplaar in kwestie was een bewerkte VisionTek met origineel 32MB RAM, maar Asus levert kant-en-klare 16MB'ers. Dat je die niet wilt hebben wordt duidelijk uit onderstaande grafiekjes, de performance is soms bijna gehalveerd:
Most of you were probably unaware there was such thing as a 16MB GeForce2 MX, and some of you may be skeptical, but there is the proof. We all know the 32MB GeForce2 is limited by its memory bandwidth, so only having half the memory on the card, is probably not going to be so great. The last cards to come with cards to come with 16MB of RAM were the Voodoo 3's and we all know by today's standards their performance isn't so hot. The 16MB GeForce2 MX should still out perform them, especially at low resolutions because the core is much better, but it is still going to have to deal with memory bandwidth problems.
You can see from the marks above the 16MB GeForce2 is performs much slower then the 32MB version, especially in 32-bit. At 1280x1024x32-bit the 16MB GeForce2 MX would run the demo but about 90% of the textures would disappear and go black after a few seconds in. When I set I tried 1600x1200 just the menu part of quake was running so slow that it took me about 2 minutes to exit out of Quake 3.
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