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PowerVR unveils KYRO II SE

No more STMicroelectronics chips on the way, so this could be the last time we head back to KYRO!

Imagination Technologies division PowerVR Technologies has launched its latest graphics accelerator at CeBIT 2002. KYRO II SE is the third processor in the KYRO family of 2D/3D graphics cards, with a core rated at 200MHz and - for the first time on a KYRO board - T&L support. Boards will ship with 64Mb RAM and AGP4x. Features returning from the popular KYRO II board (currently available as the VIVID!XS card from Videologic, and as part of the Hercules 3D Prophet series), include Textur8, the single pass 8-layer multitexturing support with which we were suitably impressed last time out, as well as TrueRender OnChip FSAA, complete support for DirectX 8.1 bump mapping and of course full 32-bit Internal True Colour resolution. KYRO II was about as fast as a GeForce 2 GTS in practice, and KYRO II SE is expected to operate as a low-cost alternative to GeForce and RADEON cards. In the past, Videologic has adjusted its KYRO pricing aggressively to undercut NVIDIA. Related Feature - ST quits the graphics biz

Source - press release

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