Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. Surprisingly enough, in 3D Mark , the Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. However, activation of the S3TC together with the trilinear filtering makes the losses of the latter smaller. The bit color has brought nearly the victory to the KYRO! Here the results are somewhat different. In X at 75 one can see a sharp image. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

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A buyer of such a card must has an Internet access all the time to update the software.

We have already written that the peculiarities of the architecture of this chip doesn’t allow for lifting the frequency. In the May 3Digest you can jyro a full comparison of characteristics of cards of this and other classes. The KYRO based cards cost today even less than the GeForce2 MX, that is why the only obstacle in the way of popularization of these cards is a small number of companies which are producing them. After that they write letters with suggestions to test the KYRO cards again.

If you’re on a really kyrk budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT.

The activation of the S3TC hasn’t helped here. But the memory works at MHz, as well as the chip, because the frequencies of the processor and the memory are synchronized. Quake3 Arena demo, standard settings The tests were carried out in two modes: Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. The bit color has brought nearly the victory to the KYRO!


Hercules 3D Prophet XT (STMicroelectronics KYRO)

Strong performance fall when the trilinear and anisotropic filtering are enabled; Lack of anisotropic filtering in the OpenGL; Low quality of the anisotropy in the Direct3D. For testing we used drivers from STMicroelectronics of 4000x. In X at 75 one can see a sharp image. The Kyro 1 is essentially the same as the Kyro 2, so you can always see that review for more specific details on the technology behind the silicon.

Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. Why do the drivers pass a debugging process only for 4000xg popular games? It provides the space for a TV-out chip. The card doesn’t follow the reference design from Imagination Technologies.

Test results The 2D quality is just excellent. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Then on to our Giants test which involves a quick run 4000zt the multiplayer level “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered.

On the one hand, it means that the product is improving and developing; on the other hand, there is an example of the ATI RADEON when the product was released with rather raw software. Besides, the drivers are constantly being debugged. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.


Hercules 3D Prophet XT graphics card – Kyro – 32 MB Overview – CNET

Write a comment below. Drivers for the different video cards were: And we shouldn’t ignore video cards on this chipset, first of all, due to their low price. These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. Besides, there are some drawbacks connected with the KYRO’s architecture: This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT graphics card – Kyro – 32 MB

For comparison the results of the following cards are given: I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. Samsung produces memory chips with a 7 ns access time, which corresponds to MHz.

The difference consists in the arrangement of the memory chips.