Page 1:Redefining Compact Graphics
Page 2:Afox AF6850-1024D5S1
Page 3:ECS NGT440-1GQI-F1
Page 4:MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5
Page 5:Test Settings
Page 6:Benchmark Results: Crysis
Page 7:Benchmark Results: F1 2010
Page 8:Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
Page 9:Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
Page 10:Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
Page 11:Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
Page 12:Performance Analysis
Page 13:Power, Heat, Noise, And Efficiency
ECS’ entry into today’s comparison is an obvious value play. Unfortunately, we can’t find this specific model on the U.S. market. The –F version is available at the same frequencies—but with a different GPU cooler—for around $70.
The GT 440 is tiny compared to more conventional enthusiast cards, though it surely has better gaming credibility than some of the integrated solutions that try to pass as 3D-capable. Our own Don Woligroski places it nine hierarchy levels higher than Intel’s greatly-improved HD Graphics 3000 in Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2011.
Low-cost cards don’t support SLI, but this one does include 1 GB of GDDR5-3200. It’s also clocked at an impressive-sounding 810 MHz GPU, though both frequencies are par for the course given other GeForce GT 440s.
A true miser’s product, the ECS NGT440-1GQI-F1 includes nothing more than a driver CD. Then again, with VGA, DVI, and HDMI onboard, does it actually need anything else?
- Redefining Compact Graphics
- Afox AF6850-1024D5S1
- ECS NGT440-1GQI-F1
- MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
- Performance Analysis
- Power, Heat, Noise, And Efficiency