Bij iXBT Labs hebben ze een flinke preview in elkaar geflanst over de ATI Rage Fury MAXX. Dit kaartje heeft twee Rage 128 Pro processors met ieder 32Mb geheugen:
Does MAXX have any future at all? It probably does. It would be very interesting to see two graphics chips with integrated geometric coprocessors working together. Besides, ATI will perhaps continue working on MAXX technology, and one of the possibilities here may be the ideas of T-Buffer technology. Practically MAXX technology allows forming scenes in different frame buffers, so now they need to work out a mechanism to combine the frame buffers content and then to display the result on the monitor. Isn't it a good new solution for special effects realization? Well, these are just our personal suggestions, but maybe...
All we can do now is just patiently wait for the new RAGE FURY MAXX graphics cards to appear in the market in order to finally take a closer look at them. Besides, we should also pay special attention to the drivers quality. And only after we are through we can correctly estimate the marketing prospects for RAGE FURY MAXX and only then we will be able to understand if this product appeared at the right time or if it came too late.
If you belong to the team of ATI dedicated admirers and have a really big monitor, then you can certainly buy a RAGE FURY MAXX. It is most likely that you will remain satisfied with your purchase, its performance and image quality in 32-bit color. However, you should bear in mind that this card may get outdated in 6 months, when new games require a geometric coprocessor. If you have already made your mind to buy a new graphics accelerator and don't know what to choose we would be glad to give you another piece of advice.