But the scores here seem to mirror GL Mark: Fitting MB worth of memory chips on a graphics card without stretching out the PCB requires that some of the RAM see action on the back of the card, something that’s becoming more and more common. I tested with a few other driver builds and noticed some increases in performance nothing huge but unfortunately they were all unofficial beta releases, and there were too many problems popping up while using them to make them worthwhile for this review. Steam names the best-selling games of Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Well, let it be winter, I just wish games kept pace with innovations in 3D accelerators. Note that Samsung modules usually do not overclock well and hardly work at their rated speed.

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At the very least, the gap in x resolution is very small.

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Thirdly, MBytes of memory provides a considerable performance gain. Although red is technically a faster color, at least in terms of its wavelength, the 3D Prophet MB’s cool blue hues may give it an edge in the summer heat.

Maybe, the controller has some bugs. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. After the expositions where new products were savored and discussed users started wondering when all those nice things were going to appear on the market.


I probably would have also complained if there wasn’t a DVI-to-VGA adapter included in that case, so the amount of money that Hercules saves with its setup isn’t trivial. Even the most powerful cards show a quite low performance. Now let’s see what the packages include apart from the cards.

Here’s the card, done in Hercules’ trademark blue PCB, with a stylin’ blue heatsink to match. For our last test, I ran the game through herculex old Quake 3 timedemo.

About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Last year, we were quite taken with their Kyro II-based 3D Prophetan excellent mid-range graphics solution at the time. First there was the initial clock speed debacle at the card’s release, hsrcules who can forget the shady driver optimizations that killed image quality for performance in Quake III Arena?

On orophet hand, the current drivers available from Hercules aren’t the greatest, but on the other hand, with hercule driver releases I feel confident in saying gaming performance will definitely improve. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. There’s also Hydravision, the multi-output software from ATi. Small heatsinks are installed on the memory chips on the back, and one big heatsink with a fan seats on the front side.

Write a comment below. The overclocking results are not the obligatory characteristics of a video card. Though there is some gain with the anisotropy enabled. And the anisotropy didn’t render any help. Well, I think they just wanted to impress users with the box’s lee.


All parts of the heatsink are glued to the memory and chipset and also fastened with clips.

Hercules’ 3D Prophet 8500 128MB graphics card

Probably this is because it’s named LE instead of we got used to the fact that ATI’s cards working atand MHz have the same name. Hynix chips rated to MHz. But these chips worked excellently at MHz with the heatsinks provided. At least not yet. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

Since this isn’t an official ATi card, it doesn’t include ATi’s multimedia center software. Comanche4 High Quality Modes This benchmark was released not so long ago, that is why first of all let’s look at its screenshots: When we took off the cooler we saw that both cards had the same chip revision – A Hynix 4ns memory chips.

Hercules’ 3D Prophet FDX 8500LE graphics card

Blue has been Hercules’ color for a while now, but in this case, the patriot in me wishes they had a red and white version. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. On a more serio But both have 8 chips located on both sides of the PCB.

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