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