The motivation behind Guillemot’s investment: There is another unusual thing: Now, all Guillemot cards are sold under the name of Hercules, creating a false nostalgia. 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. Guillemot decided to continue the Hercules brand in November

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

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 overclocking, 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 costly this isn’t really a problem.

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It appears to be just a cosmetic tweak away from the sky-blue 64b Edition. 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: 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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Next we ran the fun and nauseating Quake III framerate test, with geometry and texture detail set to full. With the memory running at hz it 644mb well above the Memory speed of the default Hercules Ultra. Why can’t we ever, ever, ever catch up with PC gaming like we can with every other PC interest?

From the mid 90’s until the end Hercules concentrated on producing graphics cards hrcules but never owned a fab. While the Ultra was the clear winner here, the Prophet held up incredibly well, showing off just how well those extra 32MB of RAM can help you in a pinch. Quake 3 Arena, Continued.

For them, another selection may be more sound. The differences at this resolution aren’t as marked because the CPU 3dd limiting the card in the lower resolutions, but with the CPU at Mhz the top score is still The motivation behind Guillemot’s investment: The name alone brings back memories of the early years of computers, the glory days, if you will.

At least Elsa is offering an optional video module. Click to find out more. Again I used 3dmark available hereit’s 18MB but well worth the download to check your system performance out. Despite the high price of GeForce2 graphics cards, the first manufacturers are now even offering luxury versions. It’s a great interface that has all the features you expect from a DVD utility.

All benchmarks performed with MadOnion.

Here are the results of the test:. Besides Gigabyte, Guillemot is now using this optical clue to differentiate their product from all 64bm other manufacturers.

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Although the color of the board may not strike many as an impressive feature, being that the card will reside inside your closed system case, the RAM heatsinks are one feature that may users may find attractive upon first glance.

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

Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer Optical. The relatively old company, founded in the small town Hercules near San Francisco inhrecules established a standard for monochrome monitors in the 80’s, that consequently was named after the company. At x, with detail and textures at full, the 32MB just couldn’t compete. Disappointingly, the heatsink is bonded to the surface of the GPU only via the side clips.

Herc Pro Mhz c. Both cards do not come with any video input or output. For a hefty surcharge you can then play your game with True Color, 32 bit textures and 24 bit z-buffer at a resolution of x We wont find out how effective the heatsinks are until we delve into the overclocking section, however it is clear that the heatsinks do not hinder stock performance. There is another unusual thing: