That’s fairly elite company, at least in my brain, anyway. Benchmarks At 16 Bit Color. Its technology has been around since the beginnings of consumer 3D graphics, from the Matrox m3D add-in card to many of the arcade machines in Sega’s Virtua series. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Competitors Under Pressure Page 4:

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The 3D Prophet is the result. The Kyro 5400 based graphics card uses a different type of rendering technology. Steam names the best-selling games of Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

The company carrying 45000 Hercules brand, Guillemot Corporation, has placed orders for vast quantities of chips from STMicro. Also in the spotlight in past months was 3dfx’s Gigapixel technology which promised to bring memory bandwidth requirements down to a fraction of what they are currently. Although HyperZ was ktro found only in the high end Radeon DDR card, it was not long before subsequent Radeon products carried HyperZ technology into nearly every price range.

At the same time, there is a limitation as to how much bandwidth savings can be implemented in the traditional method of rendering. Hercules are among the early adopters of the Kyro II chipset so lets see how it works in practice. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Index Immediate Mode Rendering: Although a kyrp, cheap, fast memory technology kyr theoretically be discovered tomorrow, one can not base a product on technology that does not yet exist.


Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 graphics card – Kyro II – 64 MB Series

Resplendent in Hercules blue, the card matches TR’s swanky color scheme. This was heralded as a newer and superior tile based rendering chipset, but unfortunately it was released around the same time as the Nvidia GeForce2 MX.

The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Click to find out more. The picture below shows the differences between the two different rendering platforms.

More Power For Less Money. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The 3D Prophet gets Hercules’ usual fancy looks. Customize The Tech Report Benchmarks At 16 Bit Color Page Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

A Speedy Tiler: Kyro II on Hercules’ 3D Prophet 4500

The Kyro II offers lots on the advertising literature lets see what it actually provides in terms of performance. Chip Features Page 9: Despite the fact that our lab still hasn’t received a final production card, the first benchmarks using a kyyro beta driver have yielded astounding results, due to the design overhaul and the switch from a 0.

As you can see on a conventional renderer such as a GeForce2 there is much more use of the external memory bandwidth as denoted in the red arrows in the diagram above, this shows just how much bandwidth the Kyro II is saving. ST Micro wanted a presence in the graphics market, so they turned to Imagination Technologies, the company behind PowerVR technology, to make it happen.


Drivers, Continued Page Hercules itself is planning on bursting onto the market with 60, 3D Prophet cards. As enthusiasts, we simply expected to be choosing between GeForces and Radeons for the foreseeable future, and this card is an attractive third option.

Hercules’ 3D Prophet graphics card – The Tech Report – Page 1

It is clear that in future products either these optimizations will have to get drastically better or memory technology get exponentially faster in order for kuro card performance to keep increasing at the rate iu has done in the past.

The chipset needed written support within the game to work correctly, the drivers for the Power VR chipset at the time where somewhat buggy, a while ago Power VR developed a newer chipset, the Kyro. On a more serio Subscribe to our newsletter.