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Friday, July 28, 2000
NVIDIA Geforce 2 MX Review
12:07 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

While a few vocal Mac users have decided to 'head for the hills' due to of the latest round of Voodoo5 previews (and they are just previews, folks), to say that the future of Mac 3D hardware is doomed is a gross exaggeration. Amidst all of the 3dfx/ATI chaos over the past two weeks, a company named NVIDIA seems to have been temporarily forgotten. Hardware Central has recently reviewed one of the first PC boards based on NVIDIA's GeForce 2 MX chipset. When NVIDIA unveiled this board a few weeks ago, one of the most exciting features they announced was built-in Mac compatibility, although no official announcements of Mac products have been made as of yet.

The GeForce MX 2 is a slightly different, less expensive chip than the full GeForce 2's which have ruled supreme on the PC side for some time. The advantage is that they are cheaper (running under $150) and use less power, while still providing great 3D and 2D support. Here's an excerpt from the review:

Quite frankly, taking the GeForce2 MX’s power consumption and heat dissipation into consideration we see no reason why nVidia shouldn’t endeavor into the mobile market. Given its excellent track record and a name for quality and performance most people would be more than willing to pay extra to have this kind of quality under the hood of their new notebook.
As we said, there is no official announcement of a Mac card which uses these chips as of yet; however we are certain that plans are in motion for a Mac-compatible product. Be sure to check out our own look at these chipsets for more information.

NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX In-Depth
Hardware Central Geforce 2 MX Review

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