Just learned about this Hercules 3D Prophet series As you may recall, there was a bit of confusion surrounding the core clock speeds of retail, OEM, and third-party ATI Radeon cards. Maddness , Jul 10, For one, we’re just starting to see more frequent official and “unsupported” driver releases. Could more ATI-based Prophets be coming? First there was the initial clock speed debacle at the card’s release, and who can forget the shady driver optimizations that killed image quality for performance in Quake III Arena?

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AbsalomDec 9, However, it’s a second-generation 0. Any textures that would have been processed and applied to these culled objects are also discarded before they are passed across the card’s bit bus, significantly reducing the workload and bandwidth required.

Hercules’ 3D Prophet graphics card – The Tech Report – Page 1

Dec 3, Conventional cards first fill all the polygons without considering which ones will be hidden later on. Depending 33d the country, you can access various Hercules Web sites.

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kyri Steam names the best-selling games of For one, we’re just starting to see more frequent official and “unsupported” driver releases. My Profile Log Out.

Benchmarks At 16 Bit Color Page Blue has been Hercules’ color for a while now, but in this case, the patriot in me wishes they had a red and white version.

The hype for the Kyro II was probably so short lived, most have never heard of it.

Hercules’ 3D Prophet 4500 graphics card

Benchmarks At 32 Bit Color. Customize The Tech Report Hercules, on the other hand, has always done quite well with the enthusiast community. Jul 11, 6. As with Direct3D, you can access the full-scene anti-aliasing option smoothing through a sub-menu.

Dec 9, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 8. The lack of memory chip cooling may limit your overclocking, but you’ll be more constrained by the card manufacturer’s memory chip choice than anything else.

The release drivers will be prkphet V8. An intelligent feature is limiting AGP mode to a maximum of 2X. Intel getting into the game to me is like when about the time these came out everyone was cheering for the Parhelia from matrox to be the greatest thing and to sadly be a horrible gaming disappointment.


X and its single kkyro cooler. Just learned about this Hercules 3D Prophet series Forums Search Forums Recent Posts. Graphics Previous page Next page.

Today, Videologic is only a graphics card manufacturer that equips its cards with PowerVR chips. Thanks to the Kyro II chipset, the 3D Prophet avoids this unnecessary work by breaking the scene into 32 by 16 pixel ’tiles’ — which are small enough to be held in the kyeo buffer without loading them into RAM — and running Hidden Surface Removal HSR routines to eliminate ‘invisible’ geometry.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 (PowerVR/STG4500 Kyro II)

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A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. It’s surprisingly good, and it comes with the backing of Hercules, not a small name in the graphics card business.

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