5/2/2001: The first specifications (supposed, dear, presumable) of the KYRO 3
When there is still very recent the appearance of the graphic chip KYRO II, already rumors begin appearing with a series of interesting technical information of his successor, the chip KYRO 3, first of the Series 4 of PowerVR.
In principle, the chip KYRO 3 would be made of 0,18 microns (at first, then perhaps even less), with an internal architecture of 128 bits (undoubtedly). The graphic chip would be a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) with a 300 MHz nominal speed (from 175 current MHz? well, it might be, although...).
It would incorporate a calculation engine T&L (one of the theoretical foibles of the KYRO II), as well as four units independent from renderizado (impressive, and very possible). We would have to add to all this the original architecture of the chips KYRO, which, on having used HSR (Hidden Surface Removal), they have only to calculate and represent the visible three-dimensional objects for the user.
On the other hand, he would support both memory SDRAM (for the most economic models) and DDR-SDRAM, obtaining in the latter case a band of really spectacular memory: 9,6 GB/s (feasible, but we suppose that in practice it will be less, to support a few reasonable costs... or perhaps be an equivalent, effective band).
Finally, good perspectives that predict one more than inevitable battle, so much skill as of yield, between the chips NVIDIA GeForce3, ATI RADEON 2 (ATI is taking his time in developing it) and KYRO 3. With this future panorama, insurance that we will not lack so much to 3dfx...
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News written for: Ignacio Jiménez of the Ship