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Product: Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 64MB
Company: Hercules
Estimated Street Price: $149
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Install & 2D Features
3: Kyro II Specifications
4: Drivers & GamePlay

5: Benchmarks
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 64MB.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 85%
3D performances: 85%
2D performances: 70%

Features: 80%
Drivers: 90%
Reliability: 85%
Users' Guide: 75%
Price: 90%
Overall: 82,5%

During our tests we were very impressed by the Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 64 MB especially by its 3D performance & the image quality it brings in 3D. Thus justifying all the hype that was made around the new Kyro II GPU around which the product is built.  This new graphic card is frankly unexpected. Indeed priced at a very competitive price the card is definitely worth the buy! Its performances are very high and leave GeForce 2 MX, Matrox G450 and other GeForce 2 GTS in the dust. However the big reproach I have to address against this graphics card is the somewhat weak 2D image quality. Overall this card is definitely a great buy for those of you who are in quest of 3D power and high frame rate and donít want to spend all their money. Itís a great choice to mount affordable gaming PCs without sacrificing 3D performance!





Specs & Package
Overall Score 82,5%
Version Reviewed Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 64MB
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 3D Prophet 4500 64MB card,
1 User's guide,
1 Drivers CD.
The Good Points Top Kyro II GPU,
Excellent 3D performances for a real affordable price,
Reliable Drivers,
Near 32 bits color 3D quality in 16 bits color mode.
The Bad Points No Transform & Lighting engine,
AGP 2x only,
Weak 2D Quality,
No Real DVD decompressing engine.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 1GHz
Intel D815EPEA2 Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
256 MB PC133 SDRAM
Seagate 20GB UDMA 66 7200rpm HD
DirectX 8.0a
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Pinnacle Studio DV

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft Intellimouse Optical

DVD Goldstar 8120b


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