/ Comparisons With The Prophet II 64
3 Arena scores... go figure.
we are with our usual battery of Q3 scores, with
and without FSAA.
we'll kick in FSAA...
performance level without FSAA is unsurpassed by
any other product, save a GeForce2 Ultra
board. We are told Hercules will be
forwarding one of these to us soon by the
way. ;-) However, FSAA, especially
full 2X2 (in our opinion the only way to fly a
GeForce2 with FSAA), puts an enormous hit on
performance. Still, playable frame rates are
there for 800X600 or less.
The Hercules Prophet II 64
blue stuff works!
moment you have all been waiting for has
arrived. As we expected, the Prophet II GTS
64 over-clocked like a dream. The Blue Heat
Sinks on the DDR SDRAM seem to have made a real
difference. Now remember, you need proper
air flow and circulation in your case or any heat
sink will become a heat conductor from other
components inside the machine. We have
plenty of ventilation in our test case, so this
setup worked very well. Marco
was good enough to point out to me that other
sites may not have had this good luck we
had. Improper air circulation inside the
case may have been the issue.
are the results we came up with.
we couldn't get the core speed up as high as we
have seen on other cards, the memory speed was
cranked up to the max and proved completely
stable. In fact, at 420MHz. DDR, we saw no
visual artifacts or experienced lock-ups at any
time. As you may be aware, the GeForce2 GTS
chip needs memory bandwidth to survive.
Ramping the core up doesn't have near the effect
that higher memory clock speed has.
see what we gained with this new found speed.
Benchmarks and Our Rating