New ATI cards at the end of the month
As our readers will remember Rage 6 we heard about it for the first time during the Game Developer Conference. Then some of the new technologies were introduced that should, in the intentions of ATI, allow its boards to directly challenge 3D acceleration champions like Nvidia and 3dfx. In particular, first of all, the Charisma Engine, a set of new instructions able to project the ATI cards beyond the Gigapixel barrier, but also Pixel Tapestry, also in this case a series of effects that will accelerate the creation of textures . At the moment it was not even clarified whether and when Rage 6 make its appearance on the Mac, but in the past all the products of ATI have made their debut first in the OEM version right on the machines of Apple. This is the case of Rage 128 and Ati Rage 128 Mobilty. The most reliable hypothesis, therefore, is that the new hardware that will be introduced in New York in July will have Rage 6 available. The chips, combined with MacOs X and multiprocessor motherboards, Motorola G4e processors could actually restore the computer hardware superiority of the Cupertino company, recently endangered by the delay in the development of faster PPC.