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The Ultra, however, showed the largest leap, not surprising given its bigger memory pipeline, MHz, and triangle count. TV-Out Connector Page 5: Creative cards are currently the cheapest on the market. The Latest On Tom’s Hardware. The core on this card doesn’t overclock that much though, but every card is different so your results may vary. 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. Guillemot also sets the memory clock to instead of the usual MHz.

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The Card Click here to enlarge. TV-output is provided via a blue daughter board which powered by the commonly found Brooktree chip. The company had shipped graphics cards with chips that often were tuned above the specifications.

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

The color blue seems to be the latest fashion with graphics cards. Although the color of the board may not strike many as an impressive feature, being that the card will reside inside your closed porphet case, the RAM heatsinks are one feature that may users may find attractive upon first glance.

Including the DVI-out port ensures at least an upgrade path for those out there interested prophte keeping the card for an extended period of time. All benchmarks performed with MadOnion. With the memory running at hz it is well above the Memory speed of the default Hercules Ultra.

A thermal pad on the bottom of the heatsink serves to aid in thermal transfer, however it is not as effective as the thermal grease we have seen in other 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 prophett the system, just to keep the monstrosity from exploding or just igniting into a white-hot flame. For them, another selection may be more sound. The core gs of MHz on the chip keeps things moving breezy, and you can expect effective speeds of up to MHz.


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?

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.

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

Here are the results of the test:. Sorry kids, that’s only with the more expensive Ultra version. Subscribe to our newsletter.

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 prophft extra few 3dmarks or FPS.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. 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. Making use of the 2nd generation transform and lighting engines that the GGTS II architecture makes possible, the Prophet II boasts some impressive results when run through the gauntlet of benchmarking hsrcules.

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

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 3 is still Hercules 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. This did come at the cost of some stability however, as the system locked up on occasion during some of the more stressful tests.


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. Soon after the announcement, in November of the same year, a French company named Guillemot swooped in bercules scooped up remains of Hercules. Again I ran at Mhz, and Mhz, all the timedemo’s where run in 32 bit colour, with ii settings in UT.

The problems began with Hercules’ bankruptcy in That being said, let’s get to the meat.

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

Keep in mind though that cards like the Prophet only show their power at higher resolutions. For power gamers who feel absolutely no pain, Hercules and Elsa offer a 64 MB version of their GeForce2 graphics card.

The core on this card doesn’t overclock that much though, but every card is different so your results may vary.

The name alone brings back memories of the early years of computers, the glory days, if you will. Log in Don’t have an account? 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.