Graphics Card Hercules 3D Prophet. That’s because video cards are meant to play games Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. Drivers for the different video cards were: Quake 3 tells the same story:

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The Radeon scores higher than the MX as is typically expected in Giantsbut the highest speeds are achieved by the Kyro 2. There were some issues I experienced with certain driver revisions.

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Surprisingly enough, the Kyro 1 manages to keep up with the MX where maximum framerates are concerned, and even scores higher in x Solvusoft’s close relationship with Nb as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems. If ptophet on a really tight budget and you’re buying retail, look no further than the XT.

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To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value. Giants utilizes Direct X 8 and Prophrt TL capabilities of video cards, and while it should generally favor cards with these features, this is not always the case:.

Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. That’s because video cards are meant to play games As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service solutions, which have m subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft.


It’s not at the FPS of higher end models, but then if your eye can distinguish between games at and 60 FPS you should be too busy working at the circus to care about gaming.

I’ve included Kyro 2 numbers so you can directly compare the two chipsets. Here the results are somewhat different.

Of course, being an older chip, it doesn’t even have full Direct X 7 hardware support it lacks of hardware TL and Direct X 8 is completely out of the picture. Here we see the Kyro 2 coming out on top in all resolutions, and the Kyro 1 expectedly lagging behind the others.

Surprisingly enough, in 3D Markthe Kyro 1 and 2 aren’t very far apart. Then on to our Giants test which involves a quick run through the multiplayer peophet “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered.

These tests were run before the newer October 15 official drivers were released.

Hercules 3D Prophet XT graphics card – Kyro – 64 MB Overview – CNET

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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 the card. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet. This could be a result of driver improvements 6 the 1. Detonator 46 version It is based on the original Kyro graphics chip, the one that came before the Kyro 2 used 40000xt the Prophet that we reviewed nearly five months ago and is as such, considered to be previous-generation hardware.


By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed. If you’re going to be playing games in the lower resolutions, that is, x or x, and considering this is a low-end video card I wouldn’t recommend playing in the higher resolutions anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels.

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Hercules 3D Prophet XT Review – IGN

OpenGL wouldn’t start for Quake 3, 2D was terribly sluggish in windows, video was low-resolution and low-color and looked horrible. Furthermore, installing the wrong Hercules drivers can make these problems even worse.

Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others. Don’t forget that when you’re looking at the benchmarks, and the price.