These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case. Quake 3 tells the same story:
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Then on to our Giants test which involves a quick run through the multiplayer level “Three Xpp Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered. Drivers for the different video cards were: Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart.
Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.
Hercules 3D Prophet XT drivers
Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast. That’s because video cards are meant to play games Quake 3 tells the same story: Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case.
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.
Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7.
Hercules – Support website
These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. I’d hope they’d fix the prophst but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.
Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1.
I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. The only thing of note about the board is that, strangely enough, there is a heat sink, held in place by pushpins, on the back of the card.
The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs prpohet other available budget cards pretty nicely.
Here the results are somewhat peophet. It’s not at the FPS of higher end models, but then if your eye can distinguish between games at and 60 FPS you should be too busy working at the circus to care about gaming. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others.
Of course, being an older chip, it doesn’t even have full Direct X 7 hardware support it lacks of hardware TL and Direct X 8 is completely out of the picture. OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. It is based on the original Kyro graphics chip, the one that came before the Kyro 2 used in the Prophet that we reviewed nearly five months ago and is as such, considered to be previous-generation hardware.
Giants utilizes Direct X 8 and Hardware TL capabilities of video cards, and while it should generally favor cards with these features, this is not always the case:. Prolhet how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.
Technical support website
There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. If you’re going to be playing games in the lower resolutions, that is, x or x, and considering this is a low-end video card I wouldn’t recommend playing in the higher resolutions anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels.
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