Meer ATi Rage Fury MAXX actie op deze maandag. Bij Thresh's FiringSquad hebben ze namelijk een hands-on preview gepost van deze videokaart. Uit de benchmark resultaten blijkt dat de MAXX vooral op hoge resoluties, 32-bit en alle details aan goed presteert t.o.v. de GeForce en TNT2 Ultra. Hieronder een gedeelte uit de test:
The ATI Rage Fury MAXX does very well at high resolutions, but you definitely need a fast processor to get all the performance out of this card. If you were paying attention to how the MAXX scored against the SDR GeForce, you would have noticed that the MAXX performed well against the GeForce on the P3-600 at 1024 and higher resolutions.
The MAXX still has a couple glaring faults. Most notable is the less than spectacular performance on low end CPUs. This shouldn't be much of a problem if you consider that anyone willing to spend $250+ on a graphics card probably already has a powerful processor. Of course, if you have $250 to spend on an upgrade and you're still running on a Celeron 300A or a similar speed processor, you should upgrade your CPU/Mobo before the video card (unless you're still running a virge).
The MAXX also needs a little help at low resolutions. Those of you interested only in frame rates (read: don't care about high resolutions) might want to pass on this card, but the MAXX is a viable option for those of you who like running high resolutions with all the eye candy enabled. For these high-res, eye-candy people, the choice between the SDR GeForce and Rage Fury MAXX is going to be a difficult one to make. Especially when you consider that no other next generation video card can beat ATI's hardware DVD support.