You could buy a region-free incredible DVD player for the same price as these cards. 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. 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. What you won’t be able to do, however, is use the DVI-out. So is it worth it?

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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, Hervules the Ultimate gaming computer the Ultra is still the way to go, but the Pro is nearly ggs 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.

Early in the days of AnandTech, Hercules quickly gained respect around the lab as a quality manufacturer.

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

The card also comes with a copy of Power DVD, a very touch-friendly software utility that allows you to play DVDs, using the card’s “motion compensation engine” to provide a clearer picture. The heat caused by the higher clock rates that these cards are capable of is sometimes the bearer of untimely lockups, but the heatsinks provided here should help minimize that problem.

I popped in Aliens, and was suitably impressed with the clarity, especially in fast action sequences, and in scenes with deep blacks. Test Methodology Page 6: Now that you have seen the hardware specs on with the benchmarks O: The Voodoo card, as you can tell, was prophft against the GeForce competition — but don’t write it off just yet.


What you won’t be able to do, however, is use the DVI-out. As we saw in our Picture This: Hercules used to be an independent company with financial problems, that filed for 3 in August The AGP card will be available in both 32 and 64MB versions, so the option to save a few bucks at the expense of less force is possible.

Keep in mind though that cards like the Prophet only show their power at higher resolutions. Click here to enlarge. Log in Don’t have an account?

It offers greater ij than a 32MB card and a much greater, shelf life as more games come along in the next year, that really do need a 64MB graphics card O: This is an advantage for owners of an expensive LCD monitor with digital connector. Memory was set at turbo with 4 way interleave turned on. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy.

prolhet TV-output is provided via a blue daughter board which powered by the commonly found Brooktree chip. The Prophet won the battle, by a narrow margin, with the 32MB card doing frighteningly well against its 64MB cousin. 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: As mentioned before, the company formally known as Hercules was synonymous with quality.


Review: Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro – Graphics –

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. Forming a standard of video display, Hercules became synonymous with monochrome. The time demo then runs as fast as the CPU and graphics 64mbb will allow.

The confusion is actually caused by the Guillemot Corporation, since it sells the Hercules brand.

Again I used Nvidia drivers 6. For a retail board, the Prophet delivers a fantastic gaming experience and it makes your 3D games look absolutely incredible. Both cards do not come with any video input or output. We will investigate in the overclocking section the advantages of these heatsinks, if any. Now, all Guillemot cards are sold under the name of Hercules, creating a false nostalgia. This tradition, of Hercules setting an industry standard, continued through the years.

By purchasing the Hercules name, Guillemot was able to sell their products under the name of Hercules, spawning memories of the older days of the former Hercules. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. With noticeably more 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. At x, with detail and textures at full, the 32MB just couldn’t compete.