The fab of the processor, .18 micron, allows the processor to increase is speed while decreasing the amount of heat generated by the processor of .22 micron at the same speed. Using the simple software we were able to get the Hercules card up to 235 MHz processor speed and up to 370 MHz RAM speed. The heat sinks on the RAM no doubt had a play in the overclocking of the Infineon RAM chips, as this was the highest speed I have seen on these Infineon chips anywhere.
[...] You can only conclude by looking at the results of the testing that the GeForce 2 GTS is very powerful new chipset. There definetly is speed and power increase from the GeForce DDR, despite some nasty rumors of a rebirth and remarketing of the GeForcce DDR. With speed increases of 60+% on some resolutions, serious gamers that are looking for a next generation video card should look at the Hercules or other reputable GeForce 2 brand.
The Quaver tests show, however, that perhaps what is needed now is more than 32mb of RAM to run these high-texture settings at the optimal speed. The Hercules 64mb version will be arrive in the labs early next week, so we can compare the intense Quaver benchmark against these results. I have a feeling that the extra RAM will greatly enhance the gaming experience.