Kyro II officially presented
STM has now officially presented the Kyro II chip after Hercules announced yesterday that there will be a 3D Prophet 4500 with the Kyro II chipset. The changes to the predecessor are rather minor. The new Kyro II is now only manufactured using 0.18 µm technology, so that higher clock rates are possible.
There should not be a fixed value for the graphics card manufacturer. You can choose the clock rate of the chip so freely that some cards will appear that will be clocked a little higher than others and thus attract the buyer's favor. However, the Kyro II does not have a T&L unit. Chip Online has already made the first benchmarks for the new 3D Prophet 4500 and gives it a very good performance, which exceeds that of a Geforce2 MX by 10 percent in Q3 and even by 50 percent in Expandable. The drivers should not even have been fully developed; the final drivers for CeBIT are expected. It will be interesting to see how the new Kyro II can hold its own against the Geforce2 MX in further benchmarks.