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    Kyro II or Ge-force 2 mx

    Dear Helpful techy people

    I am currently running a PIII 600MHz on a matrox millennium......yes I know really out dated! I am hoping to soon upgrade to an AMD Palomino / Thunderbird 1.4GHz, or above. Before I do this, I am looking to upgrade my graphics card, but I don't know which one to go for.
    I am constantly hearing good things about the Ge-force 2 MX, but one of my more knowledgeable friends at work says that on a 1.4GHz processor, it will would be best to go for a Kyro II. I mainly use my PC for games……..and university work (BIG Max Payne fan!!), so decent, fast graphics rendering is a must.

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Brototype

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    Well I would have to say that they are bith pretty equal, that is of course if you get the Top of the line MX, which would prolly be the Hercules MX400. But If I personally had to choose, I would go with the Kyro!!
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    Originally posted by jeff_harrison_344
    Well I would have to say that they are bith pretty equal, that is of course if you get the Top of the line MX, which would prolly be the Hercules MX400. But If I personally had to choose, I would go with the Kyro!!
    For the record, ditto.

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    Agreed

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    I just upgraded to a Hercules Kyro 2 that I will use until I get a Geforce 3. For me I was impressed with it:

    Good
    1. Tile Rendering Bump Mapping
    2. Cool Blue circuit board
    3. Decent price
    4. Good frame rates
    5. Lots of OpenGL and Direct 3D options with the Kyro Tools XP program

    Bad
    1. Refresh rate problem in OpenGL but D3D refresh can be forced
    2. Visual options take a while to figure out
    3. No Linux drivers



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    What about a welcome?
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    Yeah, Kyro2 is a mighty performer, It just needs U to do some tweaking and setting fiddlin for the games (some work fine straight out tought). But isnt that what we OC's and other "gurus" love? Itl give U better performance than GF2MX in most cases, only the 3Dmark2k1 sucks cause of certain M$'s DX8 bug. And cos some Nvidia luvin @ Madonion.

    I got some 85fps on Q3A demo1 at 1024x768x32 and details maxed out. And motocross maddnes ran at 800x600 with 4xFSAA, very nicely.

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    I simply love the Kyro II, it has the best image quality I have ever seen!
    FSAA looks amazing, and it´s fast, too

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    Does the Kryo II have major problems with newer games.. I intend to be playing a game called Dark Age of Camelot in october and wonder if I'd be better off just getting a Geforce2 card..

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    Go for the Kyro it's ~£96.82 (incl. VAT) and the GF2 MX 64Mb is ~£94 (incl. VAT) @ Overclockers.co.uk
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    Sounds like your friend has given you some good advice. The main weakness I see w/ your current setup is the Kyro2's lack of a hardware based T&L unit (Transform and Lighting). The Kyro2 relies on the power of your processor to handle those duties.

    A fast processor w/ a Kyro 2 will destroy a fast processor w/ a MX400. Put the Kyro 2 in your 600machine vs. a MX400 and you might see different results.
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    you get lots of driver support with the geforce 2 mx, also it can be overclocked more, however. the kryo is better anyway

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    Originally posted by jeff_harrison_344
    Well I would have to say that they are bith pretty equal, that is of course if you get the Top of the line MX, which would prolly be the Hercules MX400. But If I personally had to choose, I would go with the Kyro!!
    Just put a system together today with a hercule2 3dprophetII MX400 and an AMD 1.4g 3Dmark 2k @ 5200-5300, I think the Kyro will do better than this.

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    If I were you I'd wait till the prices on the Geforce2gts or ultra drop a little more then buy one of those. If your not the one for waiting go with the kyro2.
    He who hesitates is lost....

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