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"It's for this same reason that the technology has the potential to last a lot longer than the likes of a GeForce because whatever happens it'll always only see what's in front of it."





 

It's for this same reason that the technology has the potential to last a lot longer than the likes of a GeForce because whatever happens it'll always only see what's in front of it. A big problem with modern cards is that they see everything, so a hugely complex game could slow things down, but the Kyro will still only see what you're looking at and no more.

This makes the cards price perfect for people on a budget and mid range PCs, as the guy explained to us, you can expect to see it finding its way into OEM systems very soon thanks to various deals. It should be on the shelf before Christmas and if you can't afford a GeForce2, let alone a GeforceDDR, then the Kyro is perfect.

Not for power users

For those out there like Speedy3D, the ones who will spend upwards of $400 (300) on graphics cards just to be the fastest, Kyro isn't a leader. It's good but it's simply not fast enough to compete with the likes of the big developers high-end cards (GeForce2 GTS etc.). Benchmarks show that the Kyro is some 30% slower than a good GeForce2 32mb GTS card, so from the angle of speed it's not perfect.

Why is this you ask? Well because there comes a point where rendering what you see is limited in anything from memory bandwidth to texture memory and the CPUs core Mhz. This is the point where cards that have such an advantage of speed don't need to render just what they see, they are so fast that it simply doesn't make a difference. Yet as usual, the Kyro is limited by a slightly slower core and memory.

Conclusion

Need a card that has one of the richest feature sets next to a GeForce2 GTS, with performance that's only slightly slower and yet nearly 60% less in price, get the Kyro! It'll also scale well with newer games, it won't be perfect but nor will you have to worry about getting it changed for a while.

We hope to have a Kyro in for full review very soon, as was promised @ ECTS.



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