ATI heeft de press release gepost van de Rage Fury MAXX, een videokaart met 2 Rage 128 Pro chips, 64Meg onboard video geheugen en een fillrate van 500Mpix/sec:
ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the RAGE Fury MAXX , the first dual processor, 64 MB board for the hardcore gamer. The board is designed with two RAGE 128 Pro‘ chips and 64 MB of memory on one single board.
The RAGE Fury MAXX is the fastest game accelerator for true color, ultra high resolution gaming.
The RAGE Fury MAXX achieves a maximum "fill rate", or the number of textured pixels it can render per second, of 500 megapixels/second. "Fill Rate" is key to accelerating the latest, massively textured games and coupled with a complete set of features for Direct X and OpenGL APIís, the RAGE Fury MAXX is destined to become the board of choice for the power-hungry gamer.
"The RAGE Fury MAXX, with its dual RAGE 128 Pro chips delivers never seen before performance at ultra high resolutions in true color for the power gamer," said Alan McCann, Director of ATIís Visual Technology Group. "With ATIís patent-pending MAXX technology, gamers will be able to experience the highest levels of visual quality and gameplay."
High Resolution, 32-bit color with minimal performance hit
Superior to next generation single chip solutions, the RAGE Fury MAXX ensures that ultra high resolution 32-bit color acceleration is achieved with minimal performance degradation. For example, changing from 16-bit to 32-bit, playing Quake III at 1,024 by 768 with competing next generation single chip solutions sees a drop of up to 30 per cent in performance.
With RAGE Fury MAXX, the performance is maintained at 95 per cent of the 16-bit frame rate.
Running at these ultra high resolutions in true color generates an improved level of visual quality and gameplay. First person shooter games will benefit as the field of view will be expanded and the level of background detail will dramatically improve. For example, long range weapons in Quake III will become much more effective as enemies that would have been impossible to distinguish in 800 x 600 become clearly visible when you move to higher resolutions at higher color depths. Fans of strategy games will be able to view and manage their troops more effectively while flight simulator pilots will be able to better judge their flight patterns with the increased field of view and improved visual quality.
Het kaartje moet 299 dollar gaan kosten. Meer geblaat lees je in de press release bij Voodoo Extreme.