Samsung produces memory chips with a 7 ns access time, which corresponds to MHz. 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. Fast shows card’s work in bit color and High Quality shows card’s work in bit color. That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. Besides, this PCB has a smaller size. 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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On the one hand, it is pleasant that the debugging process is so fast, but, on the other hand, how dare they release products with raw software? User Manual; CD with drivers and utilities. The card is kyo sky-blue. Kyrro 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. 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.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT (STMicro STG4000-X / PowerVR Kyro I)

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:.


The card ships in a dark Retail-package with a picture of a soldier or kyroo magician. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: BioShock Infinite and Kyor But this technology is just earlier and, therefore, slower in a realization frequency. That is why the memory has a good overclocking potential, but it is, unfortunately, limited by the chip’s speed.

Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.

Video 3Digests Video cards: Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. For estimation 400xt 3D quality we used the id Software Quake3 v. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.

A buyer of such a card must has an Internet access all the time to update the software. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT graphics card – Kyro – 64 MB Series

Here the results are somewhat different. The activation of the S3TC hasn’t helped here. Besides, 4000xg PCB has a smaller size. Quake 3 tells the same story: Write a comment below.

Videocard virtual museum ยป Hercules 3D Prophet XT (STMicro STGX / PowerVR Kyro I)

The KYRO based cards cost today even less than the GeForce2 MX, that is why the only obstacle in the way of popularization of these cards is a small number of companies which are producing them.


Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut 400xt highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. For comparison the results of the following cards are given: In X at 75 one can see a sharp image. And we shouldn’t ignore video cards on this chipset, 4000tx of 400xt, due to their low price.

After that they write letters with suggestions to test the KYRO cards again.

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. On the whole, the KYRO products are rather good. Fast shows card’s work in bit color and High Quality shows card’s work in bit color. The concept of the KYRO combines simplicity of the cards, cheap SDR memory, and at the same time, quite high speed results as compared with their competitors, and strong diversity of the performance in different games.