Excerpt: The ATI Rage Fury MAXX ATI's New Twin Engine Hot Rod In the world of 3D Graphics Accelerators, there are a number of ways to approach the issue of increasing fill rate, image quality and overall performance. One of these ways would be to redesign your graphics chip with faster internal pipelines, larger caches, more hardware supported features, etc.
Conclusion: Thanks again to Doron Aronson, Julius Quintos, and Nympha Lee of ATI, for your time and consideration! It looks as if this Holiday Season is going to be a little brighter and a lot faster, thanks to ATI !! Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
Conclusion: If it weren't for the outrageous price/performance rating of the Rage Fury Maxx, it would have gotten at least twice this score. As it is though, the Maxx runs WAY too slow compared to its biggest competitor to be even considered by a Hardcore Gamer for purchase, T&L support or not. The only thing the Maxx has going for it is hardware DVD acceleration. Unfortunately, it's lacking a TV-Out port to make full use of it.
Pros: Great hardware DVD acceleration, ummm... Lots of room for improvement....?
Cons: Expensive as hell, AWFUL drivers, Very low performance for the cost, Resolutions limited to 1600x1200, even in 2d, No Windows 2000 support, even in 2d, Poor image quality when compared to its competitors, No hardware T&L, Installation issues with CD drivers, What good is DVD acceleration with no TV Out?
Conclusion: The MAXX is probably the most unique video card today, as it takes a novel approach to the "scan-line interleave" idea in "Alternate Frame Rendering." Even though the ATI Rage Fury MAXX can't generally keep up in 3D performance, the fact remains that it is a fast video card by today's standards. Performance wise, the ATI Rage Fury MAXX is roughly 85% the speed of a GeForce SDR.
Conclusion: Final Words The Rage Fury MAXX plays an interesting role in the video card market right now. Overall, especially in high-resolution/32-bit color scenarios, it has a nice time beating the SDR GeForce at an equal price. So for those of you that have a fast enough CPU (Pentium III 450 or above), the Rage Fury MAXX makes for an excellent GeForce alternative while adding excellent support for DVD playback.
Conclusion: The Rage Fury MAXX plays an interesting role in the video card market right now. Overall, especially in high-resolution/32-bit color scenarios, it has a nice time beating the SDR GeForce at an equal price. So for those of you that have a fast enough CPU (Pentium III 450 or above), the Rage Fury MAXX makes for an excellent GeForce alternative while adding excellent support for DVD playback.
Summary: While NVIDIA, 3dfx and S3 are trying to think of a new chip, ATI decided to increase the amount of its chips per single card. Today we will disclose the peculiarities of ATI's new MAXX technology.
Summary: Leistungsmäßig kann die ATi Rage Fury MAXX besonders in Systemen mit schnellem
Prozessor und bei hohen Auflösungen mit gleichzeitig hoher Farbtiefe überzeugen.
Da gibt es überhaupt nichts zu meckern.
Das Handbuch ist eher zu vernachlässigen, da es praktisch nichts zu dokumentieren
gibt. Wo keine Features sind, besteht auch kein Erklärungsbedarf! Und da sind wir
auch schon bei einem der größten Kritikpunkte: die mangelnden Features.