Tile-based rendering and HSR allows a graphics card whose chipset and RAM are both clocked at a relatively low MHz to compete against products with faster specifications on paper. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Test Configuration Page Please enter a valid postcode. Kyro I, however, never managed to gain a foothold in the market.

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Back to home page. With its smaller transistor count, I also found the 3D Prophet caused less trouble for me in my PC, whose fast Athlon and full complement of PCI cards has left it a bit jumpy about power.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 TV/Out (AGP 4x, 64 MB)

Intel Pentium 4 1. Thanks to the Kyro 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. The also sports a matching blue chip cooler and fan, which might be overkill for a small, MHz chip, but it looks tough.


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Hercules’ 3D Prophet 4500 graphics card

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The Kyro II follows on in the line of PowerVR cards that hdrcules the rendering in a completely different way, to put it simply the Kyro chipset only renders what is visible in a 3D scene. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. A notch above expectation.

On a more serio Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. This card is an excellent budget video card, however, and a great baseline for graphics accelerators. Subscribe to our newsletter. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. This tiling technique saves valuable bandwidth when rendering 3D scenes.


Drivers, Continued Page A solid 2-in-1 detachable with excellent connectivity. Not everyone will be affected by such problems with other graphics cards, but the Kyro’s teensy size and power requirements are a plus in certain situations.


That’s a heck of an accomplishment for a card with such a miserly hardware spec. Add to Watch list.

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As you can see on a conventional renderer such as a GeForce2 there is much more use of the external memory bandwidth as propet in the red arrows in the diagram above, this shows just how much bandwidth the Kyro II is saving.

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Customize The Tech Report Dell returns to the stock market after six years. It’s surprisingly good, and it comes with the backing of Hercules, not a small name in the graphics card business.