Surprisingly enough, in 3D Mark , the Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. Here the results are somewhat different. That’s because video cards are meant to play games There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giants , but the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.

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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 prphetyou’ll get acceptable performance levels. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others.

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Here the results are somewhat different. 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:. Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. 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.

Quake 3 tells the same story: I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1.

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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. 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. Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely.

Detonator XP version Drivers for the different video cards were: There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x The Radeon scores higher than the MX as 4000xf typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2.

That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.

I had expected a bigger difference, after all prophte Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case.

Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed.

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Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released.

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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. OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible.

If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. That’s because video cards are meant to play games Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.

Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. 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.

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Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. Then on pro;het our Giants test which involves a quick run through the multiplayer level “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered.

I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.