Hercules en Elsa hebben beide een press release uitgegeven waarin ze uitleggen hoe fantastisch de nieuwe budget kaart van nVidia is, de GeForce2 MX. Deze kaartjes kunnen we volgens de press releases in de loop van de volgende maand verwachten (dat is de US natuurlijk, hier moeten we langer geduld hebben ).
Hieronder de press release van Hercules over hun 3D Prophet II MX en de 3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display:
MONTREAL, June 28th, 2000 – Hercules is delighted to present the latest members of the award-winning 3D Prophet II family, 3D Prophet II MX and 3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display. These two new gaming engines are based on the GeForce2 MX processor, the new breakthrough GPU from NVIDIA.3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display also offers the possibility of displaying on multiple screens (including 2 monitors or a monitor and a TV). These new boards are focused on innovation and provide the latest features available in 3D graphics technology.
“Hercules’ main objective is to continue making 3D gaming entertainment more exciting for gamers,” says Claude Guillemot, President of Hercules. “The arrival of the 3D Prophet II MX series is a vital step towards our goal of combining pure performance and breathtaking speed at the highest resolutions at an affordable price.”
3D Prophet II MX
3D Prophet II MX 32MB architecture can accommodate an astonishing performance with 4 texels per clock, rendered by 2 dual-texturing pipelines. This new architecture delivers 700 Million texels and generates an amazing 22 million triangles per second in the hottest 3D games. This board offers the most advanced 3D features in high resolutions for perfect visual quality. Based on the award-winning GeForce2 GTS architecture, the GeForce2 MX chipset incorporates NVIDIA’s Shading Rasterizer, which delivers per-pixel shading and enables 7 pixel operations simultaneously in a single pass for greater detail and boosted visuals. Thanks to its new generation chipset, 3D Prophet II MX includes 2nd generation Hardware Transform and Lighting engines, Full-Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) and 3D Texture Compression. With full 32-bit True Color SVGA display, this board also provides superior 2D performance for imaging as well as Internet and business applications.
3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display
3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display offers all the exceptional features of the 3D Prophet II MX board plus the advantage of dual-display options. Thanks to 3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display, information can be displayed simultaneously on or shared between two screens (your PC monitor and either a TV or additional monitor). When sharing between two screens, the systems function as if there were two graphics boards. 3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display is the perfect companion/tool for gamers who want to take advantage of the Dual-Display modes in their favorite games (e.g. a subjective view on one monitor and a ground view on the other). This board can also be very useful for audio-editing, video creation and graphic design (zoom in on a detail to be modified on one screen while maintaining the full image on the other). No need to switch between applications, all is open and visible at the same time!
Price and Availability
3D Prophet II MX will be available on July 10th for $149.99 (USD)
3D Prophet II MX Dual-Display will be available at the end of July for $199.99 (USD)[break]Elsa doet het nog eens dunnetjes over en verteld ook in hun press release ook nog eens wat alle specs zijn en hoeveel (of weinig?) deze kaart moet gaan kosten:[/break]Aachen, June 28, 2000 - ELSA, one of the world's leading vendors of solutions for Internet access and computer graphics, is adding to its successful GLADIAC generation of graphics boards with the new and cost-effective GLADIAC MX. In "low-profile" form, this board unites compact construction with top-class graphics performance. The space-saving board design makes ELSA graphics power suitable for application even in very small housings.
The new GLADIAC MX also makes use of the second-generation of GeForce processors with a T&L engine that transforms and lights up to 20 million triangles per second, plus two pipelines for "per-pixel" shading of two textures for each pixel in true 32-color mode. The GLADIAC MX is equipped with 32-MB SDR memory.
The ELSA GLADIAC MX graphics board will be available as of mid-July at a price of 176,- Euro (recommended retail price without VAT). The package includes not only the standard ELSA drivers and tools, but also the software DVD decoder ELSAmovie. Thanks to ELSA's BestSelect program, customers can purchase a bundle of the season's latest games at very attractive prices.