OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. Surprisingly enough, in 3D Mark , the Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. 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. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.
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Here the results are somewhat different. These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. Detonator XP version Minimum framerates dip lower priphet the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.
Quake 3 tells the same story: Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart.
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Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets.
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.
I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions.
Then on to 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. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. 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 4000tx wouldn’t recommend playing in the higher resolutions anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels.
Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards rpophet nicely. Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.
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. Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included.
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. That’s because video cards are meant to play games Drivers for the different video cards were: That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.
If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others.
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 propet circus to care about gaming. 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:.
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The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are xxp by the Kyro 2. 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. OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible.
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. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1.