HERCULES GFORCE2 DRIVER
The board completely follows the reference design. The Hercules MX still uses a cool looking blue heatsink, but this time due to the lower core speed and the fact that the memory access on the MX is only bit it probably doesn’t get warm enough at default settings to require a fan. It appears to be just a cosmetic tweak away from the sky-blue Special Edition. Overclocking yields marked increase in speed. But the trouble came later. Video 3Digests Video cards:
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The GeForce 2 family comprised a number of models: With a hope to receive a considerable speed with such overclocking, we will show you how GPU frequency influences the overall performance, i. Architecturally identical to the GTS, the Ultra simply has higher core and memory clock rates.
Hercules NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 32mb SDRAM VGA AGP 4x Video Card 3d Prophet II MX
The GeForce 2 architecture is similar to the previous GeForce line but with various improvements. It appears to be just a cosmetic tweak away from the sky-blue Special Edition.
Undoubtedly, one of the fastest memory modules dissipates a lot of heat, but according to the experience of working with analogs, which lack for any heatsinks, Herculex with 5 ns access time works perfectly without radiators.
The design of the board differs from analogs in a heatsink installed by Hercules on all memory chips. The Graph shows results at all the resolutions, with two different CPU speeds.
Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Comparison of Nvidia graphics processing units. Nvidia Coolbits in action giving some added speed to the already very very yforce2 Hercules Prophet Ultra 2. Moreover, a fan blowing on the board allows overclocking it from to MHz.
As I said previously the MX supports simultaneous gfotce2 to a monitor and a TV, some of them support Dual monitor ehrcules as well small text display on the TV screen is rather flickery, and blurred but larger text is pretty acceptable on my 25″ Nicam TV.
Another hardware enhancement is an upgraded video processing pipeline, called HDVP high definition video processor.
Overclocking The general formula of overclocking is the following: When reducing GPU frequency the overall performance fell just slightly.
But this doesn’t give a full-value picture, since memory overclocking is limited too much. Such cards are very popular thanks to the price lower herculws that of the counterparts.
I also ran a Divx film with Twinview enabled, My video camera which I use to take the pictures seems to struggle to take pictures of the TV and monitor screens due to the refresh rate and herckles that the camera sees, I’ve done my best to show you how it looks.
Moreover, the company remained as a juridical person being as an independent subdivision of Guillemot in video card production.
GeForce 2 series
The release of the last video card why last? The boards of the GeForce2 Pro class are equipped with a fast 5 ns memory capable of operating at MHz. I also installed the Hercules 3D Tweaker from the Hercules Install CD, this basically brings all the Nvidia coolbits settings into one little applet, the one thing I didn’t like was that it was a memory resident program that sits in your taskbar, this means it is a tiny bit faster to access, but for benchmarking I don’t want any unnecessary programs running in the back ground, so I stuck with the old favourite “Nvidia CoolBits” hecrules file available here.
The Ultra features a bigger bercules heatsink to get rid of the extra heat that a Mhz core produces, On the overclocking side I found that the older Nvidia reference drivers, didn’t allow as much overclocking at all, hercles driver set’s older than 6.
Review: Hercules Geforce 2 MX – Graphics –
Overclocking yields marked increase in speed. The Ultra model actually outperforms the first GeForce 3 products in some cases, due to initial GeForce 3 cards having significantly lower fillrate. So, that was a beginning step of the Hercules Computer Technology, which later was called just Hercules Computer. The Prophet 2 Ultra follows the Nvidia reference design in terms of clock speed to the letter, running at Mhz Core speed and Memory, Unlike previous Hercules offerings this is the regular speed for the Ultra chipset, Earlier Hercules offerings such as the GTS2 2 64Mb ran at over the Nvidia prescribed core speed, but with this model, they obviously decided to run at default settings, other than the chipset speed, Hercules did pack in the other extra’s the DVI interface for flat panel monitors, and TV out is included, which is a bonus, not found on all Geforce 2 Ultra’s.
Click to find out more. Well enough rambling on about the specs, lets see what this little card can do.
Hercules 3D Prophet II Pro (NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro)
Below you will see how strong a memory working speed can influence the overall performance. The Hercules Ultra fits in a regular AGP slot, and fitted in my Abit KT7 with no problems at all, the blue heatsink’s do look rather snazzy compared with the rest of the rather mundane heatsinks and green PCB’s, it just makes me wish I had a clear case side on my computer so that people could see my cool blue heatsink’s.
The company concentrated their efforts on a new direction of video-subsystem for PC. For comparison we used results of the following video cards: