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MAYA series from Gigabyte 'powered by ATi'

MAYA series from Gigabyte 'powered by ATi'

The well-known motherboard and now graphics card manufacturer Gigabyte now also seems convinced of the qualities of ATi's latest products. Apparently, they don't just want to sell cards with chips from nVidia, but instead rely on the competition from ATi in the soon to be announced MAYA series.

This new series should cover the entire area of ​​the market, starting from MAYA AG with the honorable Rage128pro chipset for the absolute low-cost area, to the MAYA AV, which has the Radeon7000 chip with 64MB SDRAM and 64-bit memory connection at 120MHz each. This should optionally also be available with a TV output. As with the other manufacturers, the top models are based on the current Radeon7500 or Radeon8500 chips. The card with the R7500 should be called MAYA AR, and run at 230/183MHz clock, which is already strongly in the direction of usable 3D acceleration. Of course, Hydravision is also supported, for which the card will have a DVI and TV-out in addition to the normal DSub output. The top model MAYA AP is based, how could it be otherwise, on the Radeon8500, ATi's current high-end chip. In contrast to other OEM or LE versions, Gigabyte's flagship is said to also offer the ATi Retail clock rates of 275/275MHz for chip and memory and, in addition to the outputs of the MAYA AR, also have a video-in. On the hardware side, Gigabyte will do more than just replicate ATi's reference specifications, but will add hardware monitoring that will enable chip temperature, voltage and fan speed to be read out. Despite the fact that ATi's Radeon cards apparently don't need it, Gigabyte wants to equip the red-colored boards of the two top models with huge, silver-colored coolers for the chip and memory. How this will manifest itself in the pricing is unfortunately still unknown.

MAYA series from Gigabyte 'powered by ATi'