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  ST Micro's Kyro II & Hercules' 3D Prophet 4500 
  Jun 18, 2001, 09:00am EDT 
 

Performance - Unreal Tournament


By: Dan Mepham

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Not bad for a $120 graphics card, is it? There's no question that Unreal Tournament heavily favors the Tile-based Kyro II. It's possible that there is an above average amount of overdraw in Unreal Tournament, which causes the other cards to do so poorly while the Kyro excels, but without knowing more about the software itself, we cannot be conclusive. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, the 3D Prophet 4500 literally walks all over a GeForce 2 Pro, by more than 25% in some cases. Again, the Kyro II is particularly strong in 32-bit color, where it does not suffer the penalty the Immediate mode renderers are faced with.



1. Introduction
2. The 3rd Dimension, Bringing Worlds to Life
3. Immediate Mode Rendering, The Industry Standard
4. Tile-Based Rendering, A New Approach
5. Rendering Overview
6. ST Microelectronics' Kyro II
7. Hercules 3D Prophet 4500
8. Test Setup & Procedure
9. Performance - Fill-rates & 3DMark
10. Performance - Quake 3 Arena
11. Performance - Mercedes Benz Truck Racing
12. Performance - Unreal Tournament
13. Performance - SPECviewperf
14. CPU Scaling Performance
15. FSAA Performance - Quake 3 Arena
16. FSAA Performance - Unreal Tournament
17. Summary

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Imagination/ST Microelectronics Kyro II
Performance: 7/10
Stability: 10/10
Features: 3/10
Price: 10/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500
Performance: 7/10
Stability: 10/10
Quality: 10/10
Features: 4/10
Documentation: 7/10
Price: 10/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
 

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