Bij Hercules is de press release te vinden van Hercules' nieuwste speeltje, de 3D Prophet II GTS Pro. Deze videokaart is gebaseerd op de nieuwe GeForce2 Pro. Deze 3D chipset draait op dezelfde core speed als de GeForce2 GTS (200MHz) maar profiteert van een snellere memoryclock van 400MHz. Zoals iedereen weet is de grootste bottleneck van de GTS versie de geheugenbandbreedte, er is dus een aardige performancewinst te verwachten nu. Bovendien is de Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS Pro een stuk gunstiger geprijsd dan zijn dure Ultra-broertje:
Montreal, October 6, 2000 - Hercules announces the release of its latest addition to the award-winning 3D Prophet II family: 3D Prophet II GTS Pro, a high-end graphics accelerator based on the GeForce2 Pro chipset from NVIDIA*. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro is a new combination of pure power and design innovation, for hardcore gamers who demand extra power. This new top performer will retail for just under $400 U.S.
3D Prophet II GTS Pro guarantees higher frame rates
"Hercules has launched the first GeForce2 GTS card featuring 64MB RAM to establish a new level of top performance. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro is our latest answer for hardcore gamers demanding a very fast, high-quality graphics accelerator. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro takes the best of the NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro and backs it with Hercules design to offer a significant boost in 3D acceleration,"says Claude Guillemot, President of Hercules. "I am very happy with the speed achieved by 3D Prophet II GTS Pro and I am convinced that it will meet the expectations of the most serious of gamers."
3D Prophet II GTS Pro performance
3D Prophet II GTS Pro exploits the power of the world's first GigaTexel Shading GPU - the GeForce2 Pro chipset created by NVIDIA*. It features 64MB of Double-Data RAM for impressive 3D performance in games requiring large textures buffers, and a TV-output for playback of games and DVD-Video on the television set. Thanks to its 200MHz core clock and memory, which operates at 400MHz, this powerful gaming engine delivers 1.6 GigaTexels/sec and 25 million triangles per second. For fans of games like Quake, for whom extra speed is key, 3D Prophet II GTS Pro remains stable even at very high speeds.
Gamers with high-end machines will appreciate the extra speed potential of this board, thanks to Hercules unique design, which includes specially adapted heatsinks on the RAM units and an optimized cooling fan.
Price and Availability
3D Prophet II GTS Pro will be available mid-October 2000 for $399 (USD)
3D Prophet II Ultra will be available mid-October 2000 for $529 (USD)