Informative, thank you. Yeah the drivers were the weak spot and Bethesda being notoriously shit with the engine can't have made things easier. Look at the foliage on the Kyro screens, they render correctly but on the wrong plane. Alphas was probably drawn last by the GPU but it reorders the draw calls and got confused a long the way.I've done some digging.
Morrowind comparisons, see fps bottom right corner.
Morrowind with Kyro 2:
For Kyro II We're seeing about 50% of the Geforce 3 performance in Morrowind, plus the graphics are broken, see water plane. I know the Kyro 2 could be faster than gf3 due to being much more efficient, but not in this game. Driver support was generally rat shit.
They're still drawn on the GF3 screens, it's just that the scenery is then drawn on top of them or the foliage is inside the rocks.
The water looks like a weird transformation issue, in the all the screens it correctly runs from the horizon but in the Kyro ones the plane is aligned to the "chest" of the player character.
Thank you for digging that up. For a $149 card from 2001 it was pretty impressive.