Fastgraphics heeft een roundup van 7 GeForce kaarten in elkaar getimmerd. Onder de deelnemers bevinden zich de ASUS V6600, ASUS V6600 Deluxe, Creative Labs 3D Blaster Annihilator, Creative Labs 3D Blaster Annihilator Pro, Elsa Erazor X, Guillemot 3D Prophet en Hercules 3D Prophet DDR / DVI. De laatst genoemde blijkt dankzij DDR SDRAM en een iets hogere core clock als snelste uit de test te komen:
"Hercules 3D Prophet? ... But I thought that 3D Prophet was a trademark from Guillemot ?" Well, as mentioned in the intro of this review, Hercules has been acquired by Guillemot, and starting with this card all new Guillemot graphic cards will be sold under the Hercules brandname. So basically this is a Guillemot card with Hercules's name on it.. The card is exactly the same as the board from Creative (nVidia reference) but it does have some nice extra's. Like the normal 3D Prophet this card as an S-Video output and in addition we also find a DVI port on this card. DVI stands for Digital Visual Interface. A DVI output delivers digital image output (so the RamDac is bypassed) for new high-end CRT monitors or digital flatpanels. DVI supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 with 32 bit color. Unfortunately I don't have a DVI ready CRT or flatpanel monitor, so I wasn't able to test this feature.
Guillemot also did something which is officially not allowed by nVidia: They're shipping this board with a default speed of 130/150, even though nVidia forbids vendors to ship cards running above the default speed, which is 120/150 for DDR cards. Due to the higher core speed of the 3D Prophet DDR-DVI it performs a bit better than the Annihilator DDR from Creative Labs.