Thresh & Gang hebben een review gepost van de 3D Prophet, de GeForce 256 kaart van Guillemot. Hun exemplaar is een gewone SDRAM versie, geklokt op 120/166MHz. Na wat tweaken konden ze hem echter op 130/180MHz laten draaien. Hieronder heb je vast een gedeelte uit de review.
The Prophet 3D is a nice card. There's no question that it's faster than the TNT2 Ultra, but it might be hard to justify spending $269 on a board when all the cards still haven't been dealt yet. The Savage2000 is less than a month away, and prices for other GeForce cards are falling as I write this review. If S3 can get their OpenGL driver together, the Savage2000 should stack up well against the SDRAM GeForce cards.
If you were to buy a card for the here and now, the TNT Ultra is still a viable option. Onboard T&L is a great feature, but the next generation of video cards will be upon us by the time a significant number of games actually use the extra polygons.
Of course, if you have to have that next generation card right now (and you can't wait for the DDR cards), you won't be disappointed with the performance of the Prophet 3D. You'll probably risk paying too much, but early adopters of new technology are always willing to pay a premium.
Voor meer info en benchmark scores, fiets even naar FiringSquad.