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. The relatively old company, founded in the small town Hercules near San Francisco in , had established a standard for monochrome monitors in the 80’s, that consequently was named after the company. The core on this card doesn’t overclock that much though, but every card is different so your results may vary. We have observed similar inconsistencies with 3dfx as well. The company had shipped graphics cards with chips that often were tuned above the specifications. This is an advantage for owners of an expensive LCD monitor with digital connector.
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Hercules, originally conceived inessentially created the video card revolution. Unfortunately we cannot say this about Elsa, despite the lacking features.
Blue Wonder? The Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS
Year-long tech parts shortage looms. 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. Upon the acquisition, Guillemot took full control over Hercules’ name, striping the remains of the former powerhouse and assimilating it into the lower regarded Guillemot company.
Below is a table containing the most important characteristics of all GeForce2 graphics cards.
The Prophet won the battle, by a narrow margin, with the gys card doing frighteningly well against its 64MB cousin. Test Methodology Page 6: Hercules used to be an independent company with financial problems, that filed for bankruptcy in August Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Early in the days of AnandTech, Hercules quickly gained respect around the lab as a quality manufacturer.
The Ultra, however, showed the largest leap, not surprising given its bigger memory pipeline, MHz, and triangle count. 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.
Again I ran at Mhz, and Mhz, all the timedemo’s where run in 32 bit colour, with default settings in UT.
Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro 64MB Review – IGN
Here are the results of the test:. Quake 3 Arena, Continued.
We will investigate in the overclocking section the advantages of these heatsinks, if any. In case of Creative the only consolation is that the lack of features saves the consumer some ggts. Markets And Competitors If you are interested in the GeForce2 graphics cards that we already tested in an earlier article, just click on the links below.
Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB GeForce 2 GTS
Log in Don’t have an account? Quake 3 Arena Page 8: With the memory running at hz it is well above the Memory speed of the default Hercules Ultra. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Since UT doesn’t really respond much to overclocking the video card I left it at default settings of Mhz Core Mhz memory and ran the tests at both CPU speeds as shown on the graph above.
The relatively old company, founded in the small town Hercules near San Francisco inhad established a standard for monochrome monitors in the 80’s, that consequently was named after the company. The heat sinks give an encouraging impression, but this does not necessarily mean that this product is the ultimate candidate for overclocking.
Both cards do not come with any video input or output. 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.
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.
By purchasing the Hercules name, Guillemot was able to sell their products under the prohpet of Hercules, spawning memories of the older days of the former Hercules. Prophdt 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.
It’s obvious that the Prophet will give you some pretty incredible numbers and framerates, and while it’s not as strong as the GeForce2 Ultra, it’s also a good chunk of change less in price, prophte well. 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.
This did come at the cost of some stability however, 64kb the system locked up on occasion during some of the more stressful tests.
Overclocking Chip And Memory Page Again I used Nvidia drivers 6.
What you won’t be able to do, however, is use the DVI-out.