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. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. 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’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.
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Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast. That’s because video cards are meant to play games The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2.
Drivers for the different video cards were: 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, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x 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 anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels.
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. Quake 3 tells the same story: That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about. Detonator XP version 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. Here the results are somewhat different.
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Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 0400xt expectedly lagging behind the others.
Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. 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.
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 priphet the picture.
I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and propher half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case. Giants utilizes Direct X 8 and Hardware TL capabilities of video cards, and while it should generally favor prphet with these features, this is not always the case:. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.
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This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. 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 prophrt.
There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. 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. The Kyro 1 is essentially the 4000xtt as the Kyro 2, so you can always see that review for more specific details on the technology behind the silicon. Notice how there are 3r GeForce 3 Titaniums included.