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“To 4500 or not to 4500”

published 12/07/2002

speed quality graphics performance very good and b...

some functions unsupported workarounds sloppy stut...

Product Specs Different API Supported - OpenGL, DirectX RAMDAC Clock Speed - 300 MHz (boostable by 15% easily) Memory Clock Speed - 175 MHz 2D Acceleration - Yup 3D Acceleration - Yup (or else it wouldnt be a 4500-3d would it? tee hee) 2D/3D graphics system - STM Kyro II Graphics chipset 1 x STM...

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“nVidia is running scared”

published 03/05/2001

Good value, powerful processor, utilises memory be...

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Why are nVidia so worried when they are the kings of the graphics card market? They have the value, mid-range and top-end graphics chip markets sewn up don't they? Not much longer. There's a new chip on the block and it's got the mighty nVidia seriously worried. So worried that they sent out an e...

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works with anything

not a GeForce III

Well having built my new PC (getting sick of saying that), I need to pick my graphics card, that I was going to use to power my 3D games. After all that's what I built it for. The only thing was that I had to go for a sort of budget graphics card that could hold its own in anything I threw at it...

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Not for me

Nice packaging.

Virtually everything about this card.

Firstly, I'm going to admit that I'm not a graphics card expert by any means. However, I know when I have a good card, and I know when I have an appalling card. The Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 IS an appalling graphics card. What's so bad about it then? Well, this review will predominantly contain...

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“Ultimate money saver.”

published 30/09/2001

Impressive performance upgrade at a price the Bank...

Not as many features as some more expensive cards.

Its every gamers worst nightmare, yes we have all faced it you have bought a new game that you have been looking forward to playing for a very long time, you start to play it with great anticipation and then out of nowhere it hits you the realization that frankly your computer does not seem to be...

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“Top of the Outsiders”

published 13/06/2001

FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY. Fast, reliable, smart

Cant think of any

And lo behold, Nvidia's throne is now rocking... The Kyro II chipset should be in receipt of the best prizes worldwide, as this beauty is the most cost-effective, best purchase item that has ever surfaced in the PC market. At ~£120.00 this card offers a wonderfully practical alternative to the...

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Excellent

Cheap and cheerful, excellent performance

You'll have to pay extra for the TV-OUT

The Hercules 4500 brings you the power equal to a 64MB DDR Radeon at an amazing price. The Prophet 4500 is based around the new Kyro II chipset from ST and Imagination Technologies. TECHNICAL DETAILS The card has a GPU running at 175MHz and 64MB of SDR RAM also running at 175MHz. The Kyro II is...

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Super

Superb Graphics and Smooth. Superb Value for Money...

Struggles in Some Games

OK well maybe not. Maybe one of their most expensive cards would out perform this, but such a brilliant card for so little money. My friend recommended me this card, saying 'all your games will be smooth', and by heck, he was right! With a 64mb memory, every game I play runs so well on high...

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Excellent

“Hercules Man or Mouse”

published 12/05/2003

Fast accelerated graphics, easy to use, 3dfx

May not work on low spec systems

The question I ask is the Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 a man or a mouse. I would have to go with allll man. This card is amazing. I upgraded from an 8MB ATI graphics card and what a difference it has made. It was so easy to install, I didnt even need the driver CD. I just plugged it in and game my...

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