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. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. However, activation of the S3TC together with the trilinear filtering makes the losses of the latter smaller. Why do the drivers pass a debugging process only for several popular games? Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. 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. Quake3 Arena demo, standard settings The tests were carried out in two modes:

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Besides, this PCB has a smaller size.

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These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. But the KYRO deserves attention not only due to a low price for its cards, but also due to a series of interesting technologies which allow them herculee lift the performance in the 3D much more than just by fps.

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.


That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.

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Drivers for the different video cards were: Besides, the drivers are constantly being debugged. Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely.

User Manual; CD with drivers and utilities. Detonator XP version But the S3TC bears fruit, and the gap is not so critical! In the box you can find: Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included.

Installation and drivers Test system configuration: On the whole, the KYRO products are rather good. I just don’t recommend to enable the texture compression on the games based on the UnrealTournament engine. Besides, there are some drawbacks connected with the KYRO’s architecture: 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.

Test results The 2D quality is just excellent. Unfortunately, the situation connected with such a way of gercules of drivers is unpleasant.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT (AGP 4x, 32 MB)

Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. The card doesn’t follow the reference design from Imagination Technologies. If you remember that the quality of the bit color of the KYRO is excellent, you can make the conclusion yourself.


Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart.

Strong performance fall when the trilinear and anisotropic filtering are enabled; Lack of pfophet filtering in the OpenGL; Low quality of the anisotropy in the Direct3D. Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: On the one hand, it means that the product is improving and developing; on the other hand, there is an example of the ATI RADEON when the product was released with rather raw software. The difference consists in the arrangement of the memory chips.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. 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. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t bercules a chance to test them out yet. This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. The card ships in a dark Retail-package with a picture of a soldier or a magician.

In X at 75 one can see a sharp image. 4000xr buyer of such a card must has an Internet access all the time to update the software.