Johan De Gelas van Ace's Hardware heeft een roundup online gemieterd van 4 rappe videokaartjes, te weten de SUMA GeForce DDR kaart met 64MB, Creative Labs Annihilator Pro DDR, de ATi Rage Fury Maxx en de Savage 2000. De 64MB GeForce profiteert natuurlijk het meest indien er op hoge resoluties met vele hoeveelheden textures gedraaid wordt. De ATi kaart moet het vooral hebben van zijn uitstekende Direct3D performance. Savage 2000 gebruikers wachten nog steeds op normale drivers...
AGP texturing is simply not up to the job, and developers will always try to make sure that there textures fit in the amount of video RAM that is typical at the moment the game launches. If developers give you the option to use large textures, like Epic does in Unreal, you are much better off with a card with huge amounts of video RAM than to invest in a new motherboard that has AGP 4x, or even if it would be possible AGP x8.
So which is the fastest card on earth ? That is a though question. The SUMA Geforce 64 MB DDR surely is the overall winner. With enough CPU power (Athlon 800, PIII 800 and higher), is the ATI Rage Fury Maxx a tougher competitor for the Geforce DDR's than most people think. While the OpenGL drivers still need a lot of work, the DirectX performance of this card is simply lightning fast. So fast that only the SUMA with its huge amount of RAM can keep the ATI rage maxx from taking the DirectX crown.
So which one offers the best bang for buck? The ATI Rage Fury Maxx offers a lot of DirectX performance for +/- $210, while we wait saying anything about the Savage 2000 until the promised drivers (better DirectX drivers without T&L and OpenGL drivers with T&L) arrive. If S3 can deliver in time, the $130 costing Savage 2000 might be difficult to beat.
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