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. All benchmarks performed with MadOnion. The question is, are you willing to shell out the money for features which are rarely if ever used at this point on most games, or would you rather wait a bit until prices drop and more games are released that show off the features that make this card shine? Quake 3 Arena Page 8: For a retail board, the Prophet delivers a fantastic gaming experience and it makes your 3D games look absolutely incredible.

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This tradition, of Hercules setting an industry standard, continued through the years. For power gamers who feel absolutely no pain, Hercules and Elsa offer a 64 MB version of their GeForce2 graphics card.

The differences at this resolution aren’t as marked because the CPU is limiting the card in the lower resolutions, but with the CPU at Mhz the top score is still All benchmarks performed with MadOnion. That being said, let’s get to the meat. So is it worth it? The heat caused by the higher clock rates that these cards are capable of is sometimes the pro;het of untimely lockups, but the heatsinks provided here should help minimize that problem.


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Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB GeForce 2 GTS

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The name alone brings back memories of the early years of computers, the glory days, if you will. At x, with detail and textures at full, the 32MB just couldn’t compete.

So what prophhet is the deal with Hercules graphics cards from Guillemot?

The Ultra, however, showed the largest leap, not surprising given its bigger memory pipeline, MHz, and triangle count. The Hercules Prophet Geforce 2 Pro is the second from the the top in the Hercules range, it features a core clock speed of Mhz and a memory clock speed of Mhz, it use the same cool blue heatsinks as the Hercules Ultra and as such offers the possibility of great ggts, Also included on the Pro is TV output, which great for Video CD’s and DVD’s, it doesn’t offer DVI output, but as this type of display is still rather rare and very prphet this isn’t really a problem.

We have observed similar inconsistencies with 3dfx as well.

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

You will find out later on whether the heat sinks really make any sense. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Again I used 3dmark available hereit’s 18MB but well worth the download to check your system performance out. Overclocking Chip And Memory, Continued.


A few readers have already informed us about the somewhat different brand names of this graphics card. Overclocking Chip And Memory. Lets begin by checking out the specifications. If you are interested in the GeForce2 graphics cards that we already tested in an earlier article, just click on the links below.

Log in Don’t have an account? TV-Out Connector Page 5: During this time Hercules tried very hard to distinguish itself from the other manufacturers of graphics cards. There is another unusual thing: The time demo then runs as fast as the CPU and graphics card will allow. With the memory running at hz it is well above the Memory speed of the default Hercules Ultra. Disappointingly, the heatsink is bonded to the surface of the GPU only via the side clips.

Again I ran at Mhz, and Mhz, all the timedemo’s where run in 32 bit colour, with default settings in UT. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Overclocking Chip And Memory Page It’s a great interface that has all the features you expect from a DVD utility. Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Optical.