Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. 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. For testing we used drivers from STMicroelectronics of 7. Why do the drivers pass a debugging process only for several popular games? If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT.

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The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. For comparison the results of the following cards are given: After that they write letters with suggestions to test the KYRO cards again.

I’d hope 44000xt fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.

Detonator XP version Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT.

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

Conclusion I must only add to the words said above that activation of the S3TC in the Direct3D doesn’t practically worsen the quality the most of errors are corrected in the latest versions of the drivers. Quake3 Arena demo, standard settings The tests were carried out in two modes: That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.

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Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. This could be a result of driver 0400xt or the 1. Write a comment below. Video 3Digests Video cards: Quake 3 tells the same story: 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 provides the space for a TV-out chip.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. That’s because video cards are meant to play games Besides, this PCB has a smaller size. User 4000xt CD with drivers and utilities.

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

Here the results are somewhat different. Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7.

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In bit color the situation is similar to the previous test.

The activation of the S3TC hasn’t helped here. The difference consists in the arrangement of the memory chips. 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:. I just don’t recommend to enable the texture compression on the games based on the UnrealTournament engine. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed.

Unfortunately, the situation connected with such a way of debugging of drivers is unpleasant.

Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. Test results The 2D quality is just excellent. The bit color has brought nearly the victory to the KYRO!

Besides, the drivers are constantly being debugged. On the whole, the KYRO products are rather good.