Here the results are somewhat different. Detonator XP version Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about. I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed.
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Of course, being an older chip, it doesn’t even have full Direct X 7 hardware support it 4000dt of hardware TL and Direct X 8 is completely out of the picture. 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.
Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.
Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. Switching out a couple of different drivers, I eventually settled on 7. Quake 3 tells the same story: I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had 4000xt chance to test them out yet.
Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT Drivers
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. 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.
Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2.
Hercules – Support website
If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. Detonator XP version These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price.
Drivers for the different video cards were: 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. Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x 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.
I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. That’s because video cards are meant to play games There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about.
Hercules 3D Prophet XT Review – IGN
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:. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed.
Here the results are somewhat different. Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart.
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.
This 3v be a result of driver improvements or the 1. 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.
Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.