The first impression always last and Triplex has made it again by introducing their latest GeForce4 MX440-8X card that already kills by the first look. Triplex has made it one step further to improve the core and memory clock higher than official speed set by NVIDIA.
Triplex is confident of doing so because they believed that the Silver PCB will emit heat faster than normal PCB therefore a higher core clock is justifiable and also the usage of a faster graphics memories, in this case, 2.8ns will allow the memory clock to increase much higher than default. I believed 600Mhz memory clock may be a little too conservative for Triplex since the effective clock for a 2.8ns memory is 700Mhz but anyway 600Mhz is already some 100Mhz higher than the official speed.
GeForce4 MX440-8X doesn't have major enhancements nor it can beat the Radeon 9000 Pro and i think it is hard to convince consumers that GeForce4 MX440-8X with the extra AGP 8X interface will help improving performance by much therefore the major part still lies on the card manufacturers in innovating their NV18 cards.
In this case, Triplex has made the card appearance so sleek and equipped the card with good performance and overclockability at a budget price therefore it still does possess a good reason for consumers to get one.
Review Link : [VR-Zone Hardware]