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It's surprisingly good, and it comes with the backing of Hercules, not a small name in the graphics card business. ST Micro wanted a presence in the graphics market, so they turned to Imagination Technologies, the company behind PowerVR technology, to make it happen.

Hercules 3D PROPHET II MX 64MB?? anyone have anything to say about this card? Help:)

These two companies worked with Hercules to improve the Kyro's drivers and otherwise make the Kyro II product competitive. The 3D Prophet is the result.


The differences were very plain: The difference lies in clock speeds: Instead of running at MHz, the core runs at a default speed of MHz. The memory, instead of running at MHz, now also runs at MHz. But otherwise, it's the same old budget chip. The test system: 3D Prophet II MX 64MB A7V motherboard, Via 4-in-1 drivers version 4. Also performing as expected, the higher speed of the core and memory make for a small but noticeable performance increase from the original MX core. As usual, all the game tests are run in bit color.

As I've mentioned before, Unreal Tournament's game engine depends highly on a fast CPU, so differences with high-end video cards are going to be minimal. But at low to medium resolutions - up to roughly by32 bit colour - there isn't much between the plain GeForce and the DDR version, with its more expensive double-speed memory. Not too badly.

But not well enough to justify its price. At resolutions below bythe CPU speed starts to become the limiting factor, even with current 1GHz-and-faster processors.


Then, it doesn't matter much what graphics card you have, as long as it's vaguely recent. The CPU just has a hard time throwing data at the graphics card faster than the card can render it, when the card doesn't have to paint all that many pixels. Since your frame rate is 3D Prophet II MX 64MB to be well above your screen refresh rate at this point, though, you wouldn't notice a difference even if your CPU were infinitely fast. In resolutions above by - by to by - the GeForce DDR pulls ahead of the GeForcebut not by as much as you might think.

And, embarrassingly, it'll also lose to a Kyro II - and, quite possibly, to a plain Kyro as well. Most monitors can't clearly display these high resolutions. As a general rule of thumb, a 17 inch screen will be able to clearly display byand a 19 incher will top out at about by Well, it's got a TV output connector. That's the large white socket at the other end of the card's back-plate from the ordinary 15 pin VGA output.

DVI connectors are used by flat panel monitors that work the sensible way, and are digital all the way. It's got a scanning dot that streaks across each line of the display at extraordinary speed. If your display's lines 3D Prophet II MX 64MB and your screen refresh is 85Hz, that thing's painting 81, lines per second, plus a bit to make up for the time it takes to get the electron beam back to the top left corner. At this very moment, the scanning dot on my 19 inch monitor is doing just that, which means that it's moving at something like 22, metres per second.

Which would be rather impressive, if the dot were 3D Prophet II MX 64MB actual physical thing, and not just an artefact of the sequential illumination of phosphor dots by three electron beams. But, large though the numbers involved are, this is still an analogue process. The colour of each phosphor dot triad on the monitor - the smallest colour-rendering unit - is determined by the analogue red, green and blue signal levels used to drive the three electron beams at the 3D Prophet II MX 64MB moment when the beams sweep by that part of the monitor.

Flat panel monitors - which, at the moment, means "LCD screens", though other technologies are on the way - are inherently truly digital. They have pixels that actually are independent physical separately addressed entities, and it's possible to connect them pretty much directly to the RAM buffer holding the image data. No conversion, no scanning dot. And that's what a DVI connector's for. This is a digital-only DVI-D connector; all it has is digital output pins.

Most flat panels don't use DVI, though. They use a normal VGA cable. This is rather inefficient, because the graphics card is turning digital data into an analogue signal, then the screen's electronics are turning 3D Prophet II MX 64MB back into a digital signal for display.

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The image quality difference is unlikely to knock you flat with amazement, but it's pleasing not to have to bother with image alignment, simple though current LCD screens tend to make it. Let's be realistic, here, though. You probably don't have a flat panel monitor 3D Prophet II MX 64MB DVI input. Who can afford those things?

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That only buys you a 14 or, if you're very lucky, 15 inch diagonal screen - but, for the same money, you can get a rather nice CRT with an 18 inch viewable diagonal. But there's a reason why GeForce cards have been pushed out of the market by GeForce2 variants. Overall Hey, you've got to love the plucky little Kyro. Hercules 3D Prophet II MX graphics card - GF2 MX - 64 MB overview and full product specs on g: 64MB. Is the 3D Prophet II MX 32mb AGP a good graphics card. 3D Prophet II MX 64MB recently purchased 3D Prophet II MX 64MB Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 64mb, If you're on a budget, but.

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