Fill-Rate And Memory Bandwidth
Since the first time we had our hands on this board, we knew it would be laying down some serious numbers when it came to bandwidth in regards to fill-rate and memory capabilities. The original reference boards we tested were clocked at 125 MHz core/143 MHz memory but the released board has been upgraded a reasonable amount to 135 MHz core/155 MHz memory! So how does all this measure up against the GeForce and Savage 2000? Let's take a look at the table below.
|Graphics Card||Fill-Rate||Memory Bandwidth|
|ATI Rage Fury MAXX||540 Mpixels/sec||4.96 GB/sec|
|NVIDIA GeForce 256 DDR||480 Mpixels/sec||4.8 GB/sec|
|NVIDIA GeForce 256 SDR||480 Mpixels/sec||2.656 GB/sec|
|S3 Savage 2000||250 Mpixels/sec||2.48 GB/sec|
Keep in mind that the numbers above are all in theory. This does not account for architecture or driver efficiency factors. Each factor can contribute to the degradation in the actual "real world" output capability of all the cards. You can see that in theory that the ATI Rage Fury MAXX has superior numbers when it comes to fill-rate and memory bandwidth but we'll hold our judgments until we take a look at the real world performance numbers.