Which uses Tile based rendering, this type of rendering has been around for a while. What of the Kyro II’s drawbacks? There are far more detailed reports on the rendering process in the Kyro chipset, but here, I’m just going to concentrate on how it performs. The Kyro II based graphics card uses a different type of rendering technology. A solid 2-in-1 detachable with excellent connectivity. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

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The 3D Prophet is the result. You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services.

Dell returns to the stock market after six years. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone. Any textures that would prkphet been processed and applied to these culled objects are also discarded before they are passed across the card’s bit bus, significantly reducing the workload and bandwidth required.

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My Profile Log Out. Google Pixel XL 8. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. In a complex 3D scene, this priphet that a great deal of processing time and bandwidth is taken up with creating objects that aren’t even visible in the final render.


Hercules sells a version of the card with a television output, but our test unit didn’t have one. The picture below shows the differences between the two different rendering platforms.

Hercules are among the early adopters of the Kyro II chipset so lets see how it works in practice. Which uses Tile based rendering, this type of rendering has been around for a while. A notch above expectation. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Thanks to the Propnet II chipset, the 3D Prophet avoids this unnecessary work by breaking the scene into 32 by 16 pixel ’tiles’ — which are small enough to be held in the chip’s buffer without loading them into RAM — and running Hidden Surface Removal HSR routines to eliminate ‘invisible’ geometry.

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By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. 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. As you can see from our benchmark results, the 3D Prophet may not come close to matching the GeForce3’s outstanding FSAA performance, but it can still manage a playable plus frames per second until you switch to the demanding four-samples-per-pixel technique.


A solid 2-in-1 detachable with excellent connectivity. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time. ST Micro wanted a presence in the graphics market, so they turned to Imagination Technologies, the company behind PowerVR technology, to make it happen.

The Kyro II follows on in the line of PowerVR cards that do the rendering in a completely different way, to put it simply the Kyro chipset only renders what is visible in a 3D scene. 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.

What was the best tech product of ? Customize The Tech Report Although the 3D graphics accelerator market is increasingly dominated by nVidia, a few competitors remain willing and able to challenge the market leader. It first surfaced with the Power VR chipset back in the late 90’s, this chipset had a brief period where games drivers where developed specifically for it. I used to visit video arcades just to gawk at those games in wonder.