If you don't overclock the card expect scores arround 4500 range in 3Dmark 2000. I did everything in my power to try to get that card to do more but just wouldn't. So I broke it trying to put a better cooling fan on. Oh well, I just got a GeForce2 GTS to tide me over until I can get a GF3 card. I'll post scores for the GTS vs. MX some time twards the end of next week !!! She's in the mail as we speek, taking a trip in the little brown truck.
Anyways...I think you will be very happy with the card. They are nice and if it's at the top of your price range then get it. If not, maybe you can do some more research and see how much better the GTS card is then the MX cards, Iike I said, I'll do a post on the differences but it's not going to be until end of next week. If you can wait for my test results I would. Maybe the GTS will Smoke the MX or maybe there won't be much of a difference and I waisted and extra $50 for the GTS over the MX. We'll see what happens....
I just picked up a GF2 MX 400 and I am pretty happy with it so far.
It will do great at lower res settings. 800x600. Due to mem bandwith it drops pretty drastically at higher res settings. The display is killer. Great 32 bit color. I picked up 2 for about 50$ each on ebay. (one for my wifes machine) So I consider it a great buy. All depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.....
the geforce 2mx line is cheap
the GTS is not
(at least in australia where i live)
the bottom line with all video cards is price
the MX offers great bang for buck
especially if its not being used at high resolutions
if u can afford it ,and u need it buy the GTS
im using a MX and it gives about 85 fps in quake3
being the eye can only discern about 30
im happy with the cheaper MX