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Hercules Ships 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB Version


Hercules Ships 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB Version
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Author: Hardware One
Date of review: 06-June-2000
Type Of Review: Press

For Immediate Release
Hercules Ships the 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB Version In Stores Weeks Ahead of the Competition!

MONTREAL, Monday, June 5, 2000 - Maintaining its leading-edge status in the video card industry, Hercules is pleased to be the first to hit the shelves with its Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB. Hercules' latest card, the 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB, available ahead of schedule and weeks before any other GeForce 2 GTS 64 MB version, offers the latest in 3D graphics technology and is overclocked to thrill hardcore gamers. The card has begun shipping and will be on retail shelves by the end of the week.

"We are proud to once again be the first to offer the hottest technology in the market," says Alain Pakiry, Executive Vice President. "We are delivering feature-rich products with all the luxuries that our hard core gaming customers have come to expect from us."

3D Prophet II GTS - 64 MB Version
Hercules is using the latest in groundbreaking technologies for this graphics card and offers 3D speed beyond imagination. In keeping with Hercules' tradition of high-end products, the Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB will offer TV-Out and DVI-Out capabilities and heatsinks on all the RAM units as well as providing features like a 2nd generation hardware transform and lighting engine, 100% hardware triangle setup, four dual-texturing pipelines mapping eight texels per clock cycle and the NVIDIATM Shading Rasterizer (NSR). The card also offers DDR-RAM resulting in intense speed and a dazzling 1.6 GigaTexels per second and amazingly fast clock speed that means unbeatable refresh rates for top-quality visuals. On an average, this card generates 15% higher frame rates then the 3D Prophet II GTS 32MB on Quake III Demo0011. The 3D Prophet II GTS will provide advanced High Definition Video Processor (HDVP), which delivers the highest quality playback for DVD and HDTV.

Price and Availability
The Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64 MB will be available at Babbages Etc, Best Buy, CompUSA, Electronics Boutique, Fry's Electronics, Future Shop and other fine retailers for $419.99 (US) by the end of the week.

Hercules Division
Founded in 1982 in the US, Hercules established the industry's first high-resolution graphics for personal computers. From its roots in establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Guillemot Corporation purchased Hercules and its entire video and multimedia range are now under the Hercules brand. Guillemot develops, manufactures and distributes PC and console peripherals, providing high quality products for gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide under the Guillemot, Hercules and ThrustMaster brands. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (6672) and is currently present in 10 countries, distributing its products in a total of 35 countries.

1. Tested on : ASUS P3C-2000, Pentium III 750, IBM 20.1 Gb, Ultra DMA/33, Fortissimo PCI soundcard (Yamaha 742 chip), 3 COMM network card and Toshiba DVD SD-1213.

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