The core speed of MHz on the chip keeps things moving breezy, and you can expect effective speeds of up to MHz. Whether it is Hercules or Guillemot, this graphics card only has one name. While few games exist today that can utilize the kind of raw power that a card like this commands, many are warming up in the bullpen. 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. I ran Unreal Tournament, but this time I chose a the time demo, Thunder available here , this benchmark is slightly less CPU limited and provides a bit of a change from running endless loops of UTbench. It’s a great interface that has all the features you expect from a DVD utility.
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Again, those numbers don’t begin to show themselves until you start hitting the higher resolutions. It offers greater performance 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: Keep in mind though that tts like the Prophet only show their power at higher resolutions.
As mentioned before, the company formally known as Hercules was synonymous with quality. For a retail board, the Prophet delivers a fantastic gaming experience and it makes your 3D games look absolutely incredible.
Now, all Guillemot cards are sold under the name of Hercules, creating a false nostalgia. From the mid 90’s until the end Hercules concentrated on producing graphics cards – but never owned a fab. 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 decided to continue the Hercules brand in November Why can’t we ever, ever, ever catch up with PC gaming like we can with every other PC interest? Click to find out more.
Blue Wonder? The Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS
Dynamic lights where turned off. 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, as well.
I popped in Aliens, and was suitably impressed with the clarity, especially in fast action sequences, and in scenes with deep blacks.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The Ultra, however, showed the largest leap, not surprising given its bigger memory pipeline, MHz, and triangle count.
Next, we did the standard helicopter simulation test on 3DMarks in three resolution levels.
For power gamers who feel absolutely no pain, Hercules and 64mn offer a 64 MB version of their GeForce2 graphics card. This tradition, of Hercules setting an industry herculees, continued through the years. 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. With the memory running at hz it is well above the Memory speed of the default Hercules Ultra.
Overclocking Chip And Memory, Continued. While few games exist today that can utilize the kind of raw ptophet that a card like this commands, many are warming up in the bullpen.
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. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. Both cards do not come with any video input or output. You will find out later on whether the heat sinks really make any sense.
The Card – Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB GeForce 2 GTS
So without further ado, the numbers:. I chose Quake 3 as the first benchmark, I ran demo at various settings, this time because this is a fast gaming card I limited my tests mainly to maximum details settings. Hercules used to be an independent company with financial problems, that filed for bankruptcy in August The core speed of MHz on the chip keeps things moving breezy, and you can expect effective speeds of up to MHz.
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.