HotHardware heeft de tijd gevonden om een review te publiceren van de Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB. We weten ondehand wel dat de GeForce2 GTS heel snel is en dat de meeste plaatjes er redelijk uitzien. We weten ook dat deze kaart mooi blauw is en extra heatsinkjes heeft die het meestal niet zo verschrikkelijk goed doen als verwacht. Toch komen er bij dit exemplaar hele goede overclock-resultaten uit; HotHardware kon zonder problemen doorstomen naar 230MHz core / 420MHz memory:
Although, we couldn't get the core speed up as high as we have seen on other cards, the memory speed was cranked up to the max and proved completely stable. In fact, at 420MHz. DDR, we saw no visual artifacts or experienced lock-ups at any time. As you may be aware, the GeForce2 GTS chip needs memory bandwidth to survive. Ramping the core up doesn't have near the effect that higher memory clock speed has.[break]De conclusie is dan ook erg positief:[/break]In our final analysis, we would have to say the Hercules Prophet II 64 GTS is a real leader in the rather large pack of GeForce2 cards. It truly differentiates itself with its complete feature set including every form of output format you could want with VGA, TV and DVI connections. Furthermore, the quality design of the board with its "extra mile" cooling / heat sinking construction, really shined in our battery of unforgiving tests.
The final factor to consider is price. You can find the Prophet II GTS retailing for around $375-$399 while OEM or "white box" versions can be found on line for as low as $320. This may still seem a little pricey for a graphics card for some folks. However, competitive products like the Elsa Gladiac are also in this range and don't offer the kind of feature set and cooling solution that the Prophet II 64 brings to the table.