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. Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast. OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter. 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 anyway , you’ll get acceptable performance levels.
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Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the prophwt chipsets.
Drivers for the different video cards were: Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. 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.
Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released.
This website is using cookies. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter. 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. The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. Quake 3 tells the same story: Furthermore, installing the wrong Hercules drivers can make these problems even worse. Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely.
If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT.
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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. How is the Gold Competency Level Attained?
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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.
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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Minimum framerates dip lower on the Pcii cards, but the maximum framerates are 4000tx higher than the others. Solvusoft’s close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems. 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. Subscription pprophet at the end of the term Learn more.
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