Onze Russische collega's van iXBT Labs hebben een review gepost van de Rage Fury MAXX, ATi's antwoord op de nVidia GeForce. iXBT is positief over de prestaties van de kaart (in eerdere reviews hebben we al kunnen lezen dat de twee Rage 128 Pro chips van de Fury MAXX ongeveer vergelijkbaar presteren als een enkele GeForce SDR), maar trekt harde conclusies over de beeldkwaliteit: de brakke ATi drivers blijken allerlei ongewenste bijeffecten te veroorzaken:
Well, ATI RAGE FURY MAXX deserves our loud applause. However, if ATI doesn't reduce the retail price of this graphics card down to the level of the cards on GeForce 256 with SDR (we wish they made it even lower), then we won't dare make any forecasts about its marketing future.
In order not to seem one-sided, let's discuss the quality of 3D graphics. Unfortunately, ATI has been displeasing us with the quality of its drivers all last year. To tell the truth, this detail spoils the whole show. But let's have a look at what we've got this time.
First comes the poor ICD OpenGL, which has been a stumbling stone for ATI for about a year already. Although ATI simply buried us under its driver versions, their quality still leaves much to be desired. In November in our ATI RAGE FURY PRO Review we mentioned a lot of drawbacks of the image achieved when working via API OpenGL. Our readers know that we are always caviling at the slightest problems with the drivers as well as at the companies attempting to replace a normal ICD with a thousand mini-drivers. But today we are happy to announce that most problems have been successfully eliminated and now you can relax and enjoy beautiful 3D quality in Quake3.