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Is a Kyro 2 Ultra coming?

Is a Kyro 2 Ultra coming?

The Kyro 2 Ultra was actually already written off. But now the topic was touched on again in the latest issue of the magazine c't 26/2001. The first cards with the faster chip should come onto the market in February.

The difference to the normal Kyro 2 is exclusively in the clock rate of the chip and memory. These were both raised to 200 MHz. The right successor to the Kyro 2, the Kyro 3, will probably be presented at CeBit 2002. It will finally contain a T&L unit based on DirectX 7. It is not certain whether a vertex/pixel shader will be implemented according to DirectX 8. The chip is manufactured using the 0.13 micron process. The clock rates are 250 MHz for the chip and memory. Allegedly, the Kyro 3 has an 'FSAA-for-free', that is, an FSAA that doesn't lose any performance. To do this, however, an extra unit would have to be installed on the card, which takes care of the anti-aliasing. Whether this will be carried out, however, remains pure speculation.