First information on Kyro3
Unlike the Kyro2, which in the end represents a higher clocked Kyro1, the Kyro3 will be based on a completely new chip design. The most important innovation is the implementation of a T&L unit, which is supposed to iron out the biggest disadvantage of a Kyro2 compared to the competition from nVidia. In addition, the chip will have 4 instead of 2 render pipelines.
Although the Kyro with its 'Tile Based Rendering Technology 'has mastered a very memory bandwidth-saving computing method, the manufacturer donated the support of DDR RAM to the Kyro3. The bandwidths with which this will be implemented is not yet known. Card producers can, however, choose between three storage dimensions (32,64,128MB). The chip clock will be around 150Mhz, the transistor strength at 0.18 micron. In order to be able to catch up with the competition in as many sectors as possible, the Kyro3 will not only have a TV-out but also the option to control two monitors. However, this information has not yet been officially confirmed, nor are any more precise information about a release date known. A realistic date is certainly the 4th quarter of 2001.