Despite the relatively high memory clock of MHz, the large video memory is not necessarily capable of meeting all the demands – and this can slow down the games. For them, another selection may be more sound. Click here to enlarge. Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Optical. Now that we’re in the bigtime, you can expect the standard massive big-o-tronic heatsink to hum away the minute you turn on the system, just to keep the monstrosity from exploding or just igniting into a white-hot flame. The capabilities of the original GeForce architecture were stunning, but this is almost ridiculous. Soon after the announcement, in November of the same year, a French company named Guillemot swooped in an scooped up remains of Hercules.

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With noticeably 64mg speed than the other cards on the market, not to mention some serious image quality, this edition may become the peripheral of choice for many gamers. The core speed of MHz on the chip keeps things moving breezy, and you can expect effective speeds of up to MHz.

Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro 64MB Review – IGN

Now that we’re in the bigtime, you can expect the standard massive big-o-tronic heatsink to hum away the minute you turn on the system, just to keep the monstrosity from exploding or just igniting into a white-hot flame. Per-pixel-shading, the capability of generating 25 million triangles per second, and 2 data transfers per RAM clock instead of the usual one means a much smoother and sharper gameplay experience is possible.

However, you might encounter a few bandwidth problems. Click here to enlarge. Making use of the 2nd generation transform and lighting engines that the GGTS II architecture makes possible, the Prophet II boasts some impressive results when run through the gauntlet of benchmarking tests.

Hercules, originally conceived inessentially created the video card revolution. What you won’t be able to do, however, is use the DVI-out.


This is a beast of a card, boasting 4 dual-texturing pipelines that generate a whopping 1. During this time Hercules tried very hard to distinguish itself from the other manufacturers of graphics cards.

Their Voodoo graphics cards also surface under the brand STB at individual retailers – mainly because in each case the manufacturer failed to explain the details of the acquisition to the distributors. I like this card a lot and it makes you question whether of not the Ultra really worth the extra, having said that the Ultra is that bit faster, and offers DVI output as well, For the Ultimate gaming computer the Ultra is still the way to go, but the Pro is nearly on the same level in most of the games, so it is ideal, for those not quite so fanatical about those extra few 3dmarks or FPS.

For a few individual chips this strategy succeeded, but the other chips received harsh criticism from various test labs and customers. Now and then their products suffered from instabilities and a bad picture quality due to so-called pixel noise. Quake 3 Arena Page 8: At this speed it does produce artifacts on the screen, but this card can run all day at Mhz memory speed that the Ultra ships with O: If you are interested in the GeForce2 graphics cards that we already tested in an earlier article, just click on the links below.

A few readers have already informed us about the somewhat different brand names of this graphics card. Hercules boasts that its heatsinks have been crafted to allow the fastest speeds possible for the card, and if you watch the thing in action, you’ll be surprised that the card just doesn’t lift the computer off the ground with its sheer wind-power. Having said all that I would recommend the Hercules Pro, to anyone who wants to play any game, available, because this card has the power to do it O: Keep in mind though that cards like the Prophet only show their power at higher resolutions.


Blue Wonder? The Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS

I’m just here gtss show you the facts, not be your conscious. Next we ran the fun and nauseating Quake III framerate test, with geometry and texture detail set to full.

Again I used Nvidia drivers 6. Now that you have seen the hardware specs on with the benchmarks O: Since brand name recognition plays a substantial role in consumer purchase, Guillemot was able to gain a whole new image. Test Setup Page 7: While it’s not as fast as the 3D Prophet II Ultra, and the memory bandwidth isn’t quite as high, it’s still a ridiculous amount of power to be pumping through your computer.

And for those of you that like that high-resolution word processing, the card also boosts your 2D resolution up to a whopping x with 16 million colors, and a 60Hz refresh rate. The name alone brings back memories of the early years of computers, the glory days, if you will.

Including the DVI-out port ensures at least an upgrade path for those out there interested in keeping the card for an extended period of time. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy.

I ran Unreal Tournament, but this time I chose a the time demo, Thunder available herethis benchmark is slightly less CPU limited and provides a bit of a change from running endless loops of UTbench. Sorry kids, that’s only with the more expensive Ultra version. Still, the performance was more than acceptable, and certainly crushes your old TNT2 Ultra or Voodoo 3.