Whether it is Hercules or Guillemot, this graphics card only has one name. The card is also one of the first ones we have seen to come with both DVI-output and TV-output standard. Comprehensive VIA motherboard roundup June Guillemot also sets the memory clock to instead of the usual MHz. For a hefty surcharge you can then play your game with True Color, 32 bit textures and 24 bit z-buffer at a resolution of x Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hercules corporation. The company had shipped graphics cards with chips that often were tuned above the specifications.

Both cards do not come with any video input or output. Log in Don’t have an guillemkt

Lets begin by checking out the specifications. We have observed similar inconsistencies with 3dfx as well.

Hercules, originally conceived inessentially created the video card revolution. Log in Don’t have an account?

By purchasing the Hercules guillemt, Guillemot was able to sell their products under the name of Hercules, spawning memories of the older days of the former Hercules. For a guillfmot surcharge you can then play your game with True Color, 32 bit textures and 24 bit z-buffer at a resolution of x Do beware of the DVI output, however, as some problem seem to have arisen regarding the output on specific flat panel displays.


Comprehensive VIA motherboard roundup June The card features a very eye pleasing blue color, complete with blue RAM-sinks and a blue striped capacitor.

Guillemot/Hercules 3D Prophet II GTS 64MB GeForce 2 GTS

Quake 3 Arena Page 8: Our notes show that the Hercules card performed very similarly to the Absolute Multimedia GeForce3 solution, receiving similar comments. Whether it is Hercules or Guillemot, this graphics card only has one name. From the mid 90’s until the end Hercules concentrated on producing graphics cards – but never owned a fab.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Not only is this card present at your local Best Buy and CompUSA, it is also found at a very large number of on line vendors.

Upon the acquisition, Guillemot took full control over Hercules’ name, striping the remains of the former powerhouse and assimilating it into the lower regarded Guillemot company.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The problem is that Hercules is not the company that they used to be. The name alone brings back memories of the early years of computers, the glory days, if you will. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. One thing that the 3D Prophet series has lacked that we would have liked to seen is a wider selection of bundled software titles.


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The memory temperatures measured a cool degrees F, performing best in this test. Soon after the announcement, in November of the same year, a French company named Guillemot swooped in an scooped up remains of Hercules. Views Read Edit View history. For a few individual chips this strategy succeeded, but the other chips received harsh criticism from various test labs and customers.

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Despite the relatively high memory clock of MHz, the large video memory is not necessarily capable of meeting all the demands – and this can gguillemot down the games. The relatively old company, founded in the small town Hercules near San Francisco inhad established a standard for monochrome monitors in the 80’s, that consequently was named after the company.

The color blue seems to be the latest fashion with graphics cards. Quake 3 Arena, Continued Page 9: