I had expected a bigger difference, after all the Kyro 1 is 60MHz slower and has half the RAM of the Kyro 2, but such was not the case. The card doesn’t follow the reference design from Imagination Technologies. In our 3Digest in the S3TC part I am studying this issue in detail, that is why I recommend you to read this material, where you can also look at the screenshots and make sure that the activation of the texture compression worsens the quality of the KYRO to the least extent among all 3D chips. Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. The KYRO based cards cost today even less than the GeForce2 MX, that is why the only obstacle in the way of popularization of these cards is a small number of companies which are producing them.

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How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? However, activation of the S3TC together with the trilinear filtering makes the losses of the latter smaller. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.

Quake 3 tells the same story: Video 3Digests Video cards: The Kyro 1 is essentially the same as the Kyro 2, so you can always see that review for more specific details on the technology behind the silicon.

Hercules 3d Prophet 4000XT 64MB PCI (PowerVR Kyro)

If you’re going to be playing games in the lower resolutions, that is, x or x, and considering this is a low-end video card I wouldn’t recommend playing in the higher resolutions anywayyou’ll get acceptable performance levels. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter.


In the box you can find: Notice how there are no GeForce 3 Titaniums included. I’d hope they’d fix the problem but haven’t had a chance to test them out yet.

On the one hand, it is pleasant that the debugging process is so fast, but, 4000xxt the other hand, how dare they release products with raw software? Obviously done for the sake of cooling, not like it’s there to make toast.

The prophe ships in a dark Retail-package with a picture of a soldier or a magician. Solvusoft is recognized by Microsoft as a leading Independent Software Vendor, achieving the highest level of completence and excellence in software development. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.

Hercules 3D Prophet XT 64 MB PCI Drivers Download – Update Hercules Software

This could be a result of driver improvements or the 1. Overall I was quite surprised with the way the card performed.

Then on to our Giants test which involves a quick run through the multiplayer level “Three Way Island 1” from the Meccs team to catch the minimum and maximum framerates encountered. I just don’t recommend to enable the texture compression on the games based on the UnrealTournament engine.

32mb Hercules 3d Prophet 4000XT AGP VGA Video Graphics Card

Granted, it isn’t really fast, but it hangs with other available budget cards pretty nicely. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Downloads: Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software.


It’s not at the FPS of higher end models, but proophet if your eye can distinguish between games at prophdt 60 FPS you should be too busy working at the circus to care about gaming. Solvusoft’s close relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner enables us to provide best-in-class software solutions that are optimized for performance on Windows operating systems.

In the May 3Digest you can find a full comparison of characteristics of cards of this and other classes.

To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and top-tier customer value. It provides the space for a TV-out chip. In bit color the situation is similar to the previous test.

But not everything is so perfect. Graphics Card Hercules 3D Prophet. Detonator XP version The only thing of note about the board is that, strangely enough, there is a heat sink, held in place by pushpins, on the back of the card. Minimum framerates dip lower on the Kyro-based cards, but the maximum framerates are also higher than the others.