It was an attempt ro bridge the performance gap in ATI product line, between the Radeon and Rage 128 Pro chip. It is not that fast, but a good performer. You should be able to read the review on www.anandtech.com with comparisons to other cards. If you are thinking of spending extra money anyway, go ahead and get the GeForce line of cards, any Geforce card should outperform the ATI Rage Fury MAXX. I do the same by selling my old equipment to friends, but if you already are aware of the hardware on the market, get hat you know is better because you will just find yourslef wanting a better card anyway!