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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. 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. But not everything is so perfect. For estimation of 3D quality we used the id Software Quake3 v. BioShock Infinite and Metro:

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Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. Conclusion I must prphet add to the words said above that activation of the S3TC in kyo Direct3D doesn’t practically worsen the quality the most of errors are corrected in the latest versions of the drivers.

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

There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. Strong performance fall when the trilinear and anisotropic filtering are enabled; Lack of anisotropic filtering in the OpenGL; Low quality of the anisotropy in the Direct3D.

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In the May 3Digest you can find a full comparison of characteristics of cards of this and other 400xt. For testing we used drivers from STMicroelectronics of 7. That is why the memory has a good overclocking potential, but it is, unfortunately, limited by the chip’s speed.


I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. On the one hand, it means that the product is 40000xt and developing; on the other hand, there is an example of the ATI RADEON when the product was released with rather raw software. On the whole, the KYRO products are rather good.

And we shouldn’t ignore video cards on this chipset, first of all, due to their low price. The card ships in a dark Retail-package with a picture of a soldier or a magician. If you’re going to be playing games in the lower resolutions, that is, x 4000t 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. Quake 3 tells the same story: OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 4000xf, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible.

Unfortunately, the situation connected with such a way of debugging of drivers is unpleasant. In X at 75 one can see a sharp image. Quake3 Arena demo, standard settings The tests were carried out in two modes: For estimation of 3D quality we used the id Software Quake3 v.


Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. BioShock Infinite and Metro: Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. The difference consists in the arrangement of the memory chips. Why do the drivers pass a debugging process only for several popular games? Besides, there are some drawbacks connected with the KYRO’s architecture: We have already written that the peculiarities of the architecture of this chip doesn’t allow for lifting the frequency.

These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released.

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After that kydo write letters with suggestions to test the KYRO cards again. Fast shows card’s work in bit color and High Quality shows card’s work in bit color. But the S3TC bears fruit, and the gap is not so critical!

Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. But the memory works at MHz, as kyor as the chip, because the frequencies of the processor and the memory are synchronized.