Besides, the drivers are constantly being debugged. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. In the box you can find: For estimation of 3D quality we used the id Software Quake3 v.

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It is similar to the Blue Orb from ThermalTake, but the heat sink has a completely different configuration. Besides, prlphet PCB has a smaller size. Strong performance fall when the trilinear and anisotropic filtering are enabled; Lack of anisotropic filtering in the OpenGL; Low quality of the anisotropy in the Direct3D.

It provides the space for a TV-out chip. That is why the memory has a good overclocking potential, but it is, unfortunately, limited by the chip’s speed.

For estimation of 3D quality we used the id Software Quake3 v. In X at 75 one can see a sharp image.

Hercules 3D Prophet XT (STMicroelectronics KYRO)

Here the results are somewhat different. Giants utilizes Direct X 8 and Hardware TL capabilities of video cards, and while it should generally favor cards with these features, this is not always the 40000. Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x The concept of the KYRO combines simplicity of the cards, cheap SDR memory, and at the same time, quite high speed results as compared with their competitors, and strong diversity of the performance in different games.


In bit color the situation is similar to the previous test. On the one hand, it is pleasant that the debugging process is so fast, but, on the other hand, how dare they release products with raw software? Besides, the drivers are constantly being debugged.

Hercules 3D Prophet 4000XT (PCI, 32 MB)

In the May 3Digest you can find a full comparison of characteristics of cards of this and other classes. Then on to our Giants test which involves a quick run through the multiplayer level “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered.

There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others. For testing we used drivers from STMicroelectronics of 7. If you’re on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT. That’s because these are budget cards we’re talking about. herculed

Videocard virtual museum ยป Hercules 3D Prophet XT AGP (PowerVR KYRO I/STG X)

tx Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. And we shouldn’t ignore video cards on this chipset, first of all, due to their low price. Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released.


Detonator XP version The KYRO based cards cost today even less than the GeForce2 MX, that is why the only obstacle in the way of popularization of these cards is a small number of companies which are producing them. The only thing of note about the board is that, strangely enough, there is a heat sink, held in place by pushpins, on the back of hecrules card.

But the memory works at MHz, as well as the chip, because the frequencies of the processor and the memory are synchronized. The card doesn’t follow the reference design from Imagination Technologies. I’d hope they’d fix the problem 44000 haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.

Samsung produces memory chips with a 7 ns access time, which corresponds to MHz.

32mb Hercules 3d Prophet 4000XT AGP VGA Video Graphics Card

Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. This could prophte a result of driver improvements or the 1.

Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.