GeForce4 MX in New 1Ghz iMac

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  1. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    I just bought one of the 17" 1Ghz iMacs and have been researching information on the GeForce4 MX video card.

    I am trying to figure out which edition of the GeForce4 MX is in the 1Ghz iMac.

    There are 3 versions I believe, the 420, 440, and 460.

    If anyones goes to a Apple Store and could check or can find out, that would be great.

    Thanx
     
  2. MontanaMacster macrumors regular

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    I think its the 440

    I don't remember where I read it, and thats the plain 440 not the 440se or the 440 with AGP 8x.
     
  3. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    It is the MX440 in the current iMacs and the Ti4400 in the PowerMacs. The difference between the 440 and the 460 is not much, but there is quite a bit of different between the 440 and 420. For details on how your graphics card compares to other cards, go to http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20021218/vgacharts-06.html
     
  4. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    how is the performance on the new imac?

    and yes, its the 440MX.
     
  5. MontanaMacster macrumors regular

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    Geforce4 MX

    Looks like there is just as much differance between 440 and 460 as there is between 440 and 420
     

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  6. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    the main difference between the 420 and the 440 is the memory controller, its 64bit on the 420, and 128bit on the 440, giving it twice the bandwith at the same clockspeed. the 460 is just a higher clocked 440.
     
  7. stromie952 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, I haven't recieved my new iMac yet. It should be here sometime next week. I bought it online from the Apple Store.

    Where did you guys find out which type of GeForce4 MX is in the new iMac?
     
  8. ryme4reson macrumors 6502

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    TV out?

    Does any1 know if there is a way to do a TV out on a normal GForceMX (933 Tower) ? Can I buy a VGA -> S Video or RCA output cable? Thanks.

    James
     
  9. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    hehe i ordered mine the day it came out.. haven't got it yet. but if you look on the spec page, it does 1.1 billion texels or whatever, and the equivalent to that is the 440MX.
     
  10. stromie952 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could you give a link to the page where you see this technical information about the card in the iMac.

    I still can only see where it mentions that the GeForce4 MX does over 1 billion texels. I can't find where it actually specifies how many it does.
     
  11. Funkatation macrumors regular

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    from apple.com/imac product page (main page)

    More extreme graphics
    The 17-inch iMac has an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 64MB of DDR RAM. The 15-inch iMac ships with the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics processor with 32MB of graphics memory. These sizzling graphics processors kick Quartz Extreme and 3D games and graphics into high gear with hardware transform and lighting (T&L), per-pixel shading and drop-dead gorgeous effects at high resolutions. The NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, for instance, delivers 1.1 billion textured pixels per second. And since the graphics processors feature dedicated RAM — unlike some PC graphics cards that share main memory — they take over the transform and lighting calculation functions from the iMac’s central processing unit (CPU), freeing the PowerPC G4 to perform essential system tasks faster than ever before.
     
  12. stromie952 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanx, I was looking on the graphics page, not on the main page.

    Silly me for thinkin gtye would put information for the graphics card on the graphics page. ;)
     

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