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VIDEOLOGIC VIVID XS KYRO 2

"Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 review tested against Palit Daytona GeForce2 MX. Video cards tested on a system using a 1.3Ghz Athlon and a JETWAY 663AS PRO. Software used was:- Max Payne, Quake 3 and Serious Sam."
VIDEOLOGIC VIVID XS

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON 1.3GHZ
VIDEO CARD VIDEOLOGIC VIVID XS KYRO 2
PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX 32MB AGP
POWERVR DRIVER v1.04.14.0028
NVIDIA DRIVER DETONATOR v23.11
MOTHERBOARD JETWAY 663AS PRO
MEMORY 512MB SAMSUNG PC-133 SDRAM
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 98
DIRECTX VERSION v8.1

QUAKE 3

640x480x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX103
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS107

800x600x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX77
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS107

1024x768x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX50
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS97

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "Using 32bit we witness Palit GeForce2 MX being beaten at ALL resolutions due to it's limited bandwidth. The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 starts off strongly and at 800x600 is already 30fps faster and at 1024x768 the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 gains an impressive 47fps advantage over Palit GeForce2 MX."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Default GLdriver
GL Extensions on
Fullscreen on
Four.dm68 Benchmark

NORMAL QUALITY

32Bit Colour Depth
32Bit Texture Quality
Lightmap Lighting
Geometic Detail Medium
Texture Detail 75%
Bilinear Texture Filtering

QUAKE 3

640x480x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX95
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS107

800x600x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX70
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS100

1024x768x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX45
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS71

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "Let's use 32bit and Trilinear to see what these two video cards can really do. The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 takes an early lead of 12fps at 640x480, then at 800x600 this has stretched to 30fps and then at 1024x768 it's 26fps. Palit GeForce2 MX is very bandwidth limited at anything above 640x480 which is disappointing."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Default GLdriver
GL Extensions on
Fullscreen on
Four.dm68 Benchmark

NORMAL QUALITY

32Bit Colour Depth
32Bit Texture Quality
Lightmap Lighting
Geometic Detail Medium
Texture Detail 75%
Trilinear Texture Filtering

QUAKE 3

BILINEAR

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX70
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS119

TRILINEAR

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX64
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS112

ANISOTROPIC

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX58
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS41

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "Let's investigate the performance gain or loss using different filtering methods with Palit GeForce2 MX and the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2. Palit GeForce2 MX loses 6fps going from Bilinear to Trilinear and a further 6fps going from Trilinear to Anisotropic. In total Palit GeForce2 MX loses only 12fps going from Bilinear to Anisotropic filtering. The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 starts off strongly losing only 7fps going from Bilinear to Trilinear but when going from Trilinear to Anisotropic the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 loses a massive 71fps. Anisotropic is an option with Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 owners should never enable."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Default GLdriver
GL Extensions on
Fullscreen on
Four.dm68 Benchmark

HIGH QUALITY

800x600 Video Mode
32Bit Colour Depth
32Bit Texture Quality
Lightmap Lighting
High Geometic Detail
Full Texture Detail
Trilinear Texture Filtering

QUAKE 3

640x480x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX10
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS0

800x600x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX13
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS7

1024x768x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX9
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS23

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "It's been confirmed with these tests that Palit GeForce2 MX has a major bandwidth problem, let's turn on texture compression to see if things change. Palit GeForce2 MX gains between 9fps to 13fps , once again the sweet spot for this video card is 800x600. The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 gains nothing for using texture compression at 640x480, only 7fps for 800x600 but at 1024x768 it gets an impressive 23fps increase. If you like running games at high resolutions then turning on texture compression will give your games a nice boost with the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2."
BENCHMARK SETTINGS
Default GLdriver
GL Extensions on
Fullscreen on
Four.dm68 Benchmark

NORMAL QUALITY

32Bit Colour Depth
32Bit Texture Quality
Lightmap Lighting
Geometic Detail Medium
Texture Detail 75%
Trilinear Texture Filtering


MAX PAYNE

640x480x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX62
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS63

800x600x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX46
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS62

1024x768x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX30
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS57

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "Using 32bit the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 beats Palit GeForce2 MX at ALL resolutions regardless of hardware t&l, at 1024x768 the Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 is 27fps faster."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Truck Exploding Demo
Normal Setting
Trilinear Filtering
Fogging Enabled
Sounds Enabled
Task Switching Disabled
Triple Screen Buffers Enabled

SERIOUS SAM

640x480x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX75
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS83

800x600x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX47
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS80

1024x768x32

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX29
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS76

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 beats Palit GeForce2 MX at ALL resolutions, I guess Palit GeForce2 MX is only powerful enough to run games at 16bit or at low resolutions."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Normal Setting
UHSS Demo
Huge Texture Size
Detailed Textures Enabled
Huge Shadowmap Size
Standard Lens Flare
No Wait Vertical Retrace
Wide Screen Disabled

FSAA PERFORMANCE

640x480

MAX PAYNE (2x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX36
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS62

MAX PAYNE (4x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX22
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS47

QUAKE 3 (2x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX48
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS95

QUAKE 3 (4x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX31
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS50

SERIOUS SAM (2x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX35
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS84

SERIOUS SAM (4x)

PALIT DAYTONA GEFORCE2 MX21
VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS68

PALIT GEFORCE2 MX VIDEOLOGIC VIVIDXS

COMMENT "Let's throw FSAA (full scene anti-aliasing) into the equation and see what happens. Well this is amazing, I think the figures speak for themselves really. Palit GeForce2 MX just doesn't have the power to do FSAA and still run games at playable frame rates. The Videologic VividXS Kyro 2 however has no problems delivering playable framerates with FSAA enabled which is very impressive."

CONCLUSION "The Kyro 2 is a budget speed demon especially using 32bit and at high resolutions. You only have to look at the 32bit benchmark's to see how easily it beats the GeForce2 MX. The FSAA scores detailed above are especially impressive for a budget video card, no longer will FSAA be a feature which makes your games turn into a slideshow. For even more speed you only have to enable texture compression and the Kyro 2 will offer you GeForce2 GTS speeds without the high price!

GOOD POINTS

Amazing budget price $58 (62) on www.pricewatch.com
Excellent 32bit, FSAA and high resolution performance.
Excellent 2D, 32bit and 16bit image quality.
Excellent and very frequent driver support.

BAD POINTS

Lack of hardware t&l does effect performance in some games.
Anisotropic filtering takes a large performance hit."

VIDEOLOGIC VIVID XS KYRO 2

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