AOpen 0204D-NVGF4MXNU User Manual
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NVIDIA Graphic Cards

User’s Guide

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FCC Statement

FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measure:

1.Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2.Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

3.Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

4.Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Notice 1:

The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's

authority to operate the equipment.

Notice 2:

Shielded interface cables must be used in order to compiliy with the emission limit.


GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

GeForce4 MX - The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

The GeForce4 MX graphics processing unit (GPU) brings a new level of graphics performance and flexibility to the desktop PC. By incorporating NVIDIA’s innovative nView display technology, highly efficient Lightspeed Memory Architecture ( LMA ) II, and advanced Accuview antialiasing techniques, the GeForce4 MX GPU is the most feature-rich,and highly integrated GPU available for the desktop PC.


GeForce4 MX 460

GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 MX 420

Graphics Core




Memory Bandwidth

8.8 GB/Sec.

6.4 GB/Sec.

2.7 GB/Sec.

Fill Rate ( texels/Sec.)

1.2 billion

1.1 billion

1 billion


38 million

34 million

31 million


350 x 2

350 x 2

350 x2

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GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

nView Display Technology

Provides unprecedented flexibility and control for using multiple displays. niew boosts productivity by enabling the user to have two simultaneous displays for every GPU. Multiple graphics cards can be used if more than two displays are required.

Lightspeed Memory Architecture ( LMA ) II Technology

LMA II boots effective memory bandwidth by up to 300%. Radical new technologies – including Z occlusion culling, fast Z clear, and auto precharge – effectively multiplies the memory bandwidth to ensure fluid frame rates for the latest 3D and 2D games and applications.

64 MB 128-bitDDR Frame Buffer Memory

Delivers up to 8.8 GB per second of memory bandwidth to ensure peak performance and the smoothest frame rates.

MX Memory Crossbar

Dual memory controllers allow more efficient utilization of memory bandwidth.

Accuview Antialiasing

Delivers unprecedented AA performance and quality to the desktop PC and enables high resolution, high frame rate, full-sceneantialiasing for the first time ever in the desktop PC.

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GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

Video processing Engine ( VPE )

Enables the highest quality, full-framerate,full-screenHDTV and DVD without requiring a high performance CPU.

AGP 4X/2X with AGP Testuring and Fast Writes

AGP 4x is the highest performance connection between the CPU and graphics processor. Taking advantage of new methods for transferring information more efficiently allows content developers to use high-quality32-bitcolor textures andhigh-polygoncount scenes.

Highest Quality and Highest Performance Microsoft Windows XP Support

Fully Accelerates Windows XP multimedia and user interfaces, making it the ideal Windows XP graphics solution.

Unified Driver Architecture ( UDA )

Guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers.

Microsoft DirectX Optimizations and Support

Delivers the best performance and guarantees compatibility with all current and future applications and games.

Complete OpenGL 1.3 and OpenGL Support

World’s fastest and highest quality OpenGL driver, and the only driver with OpenGL 1.3 support. Also includes NVIDIA extensions for Pixel and Vertex Shaders, delivering real-timephoto-realisticgraphics for the professional and consumer customers.

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