Planet Hardware heeft een review klaar van de Hercules 3D Prophet II MX videokaart gebaseerd op nVidia's budget GeForce2 MX chip. Standaard wordt deze kaart geklokt op 183/166MHz core / memory, helaas heeft de reviewer niet gekeken hoeveel er nog bij kan. De prestaties zijn in ieder geval erg goed, tenminste als je niet boven de 1024x786 @ 32-bit gaat gamen:
Overall, the GeForce2 MX's performance was exactly what we expected after looking at the chip's specifications. The lowered fill rate and memory bandwidth, when compared to those of a GeForce2 GTS chip, are really the Achilles heal of the card. NVIDIA knew this when they designed the chip, crippling it so it wouldn't compete directly against the GeForce2 GTS product.
But, when considering what the cost of this card will be once it gets out on the market in full force (probably around the $100 range), the performance is pretty good. When you compare the 3D Prophet II MX against the original GeForce SDR cards the performance is fairly close, with the MX edging out the GeForce SDR in some areas.
The 3D Prophet II MX is a great card for the audience its targeted at - Business and entry-level users. This card is also great for gamers that want to upgrade from their older cards (which we benchmarked in our Early 3D Cards article) without breaking the bank. For $100 you get 32MB of SDR RAM, stable and mature drivers, and GeForce level performance. Not a bad deal indeed.