Hercules 4500 Graphics card 64 MB SDRAM

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Hercules 4500 Graphics card 64 MB SDRAM

Every now and again, the 3D graphic world gets shaken up by new and innovative designs or unique ways of producing the life-like visuals you have come...

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“To 4500 or not to 4500”

published 12/07/2002

Prospeed quality graphics performance very good and b...

Conssome 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

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

ConsEarly drivers

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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Proworks with anything

Consnot 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

ProNice packaging.

ConsVirtually 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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Excellent

“Ultimate money saver.”

published 30/09/2001

ProImpressive performance upgrade at a price the Bank...

ConsNot 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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Excellent

“Top of the Outsiders”

published 13/06/2001

ProFANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY. Fast, reliable, smart

ConsCant 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

ProCheap and cheerful, excellent performance

ConsYou'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

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

ConsStruggles 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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“Hercules Man or Mouse”

published 12/05/2003

ProFast accelerated graphics, easy to use, 3dfx

ConsMay 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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Product Information : Hercules 4500 Graphics card 64 MB SDRAM

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Every now and again, the 3D graphic world gets shaken up by new and innovative designs or unique ways of producing the life-like visuals you have come to expect from today's intense games…get ready, shake up time is now. With its flexible delivery options and revolutionary design, the 3D Prophet 4500 AGP - TV/Out offers a new level of performance to 3D graphic technology - making it the best in its class. Basing its innovative design on the principle of working smarter - not harder, the 4500 AGP TV/Out creates lifelike images through a tile-based rendering process which reproduces only the visible aspects of an object, reducing the workload, but not the image quality. The graphic's color quality also gets enhanced, thanks to the Internal True Color system. All the blending operations on all the pixels in each tile are performed on-chip in full 32-bit color (16.7 million colors) - whether in 16-bit or 32-bit mode. In 16-bit mode, at the end of the blending process, the final texture is trimmed to its 16-bit value. This way, the image quality in 16-bit mode is as close as you can get to 32-bit image quality. The 4500 AGP - TV/Out, as the name suggests, can also increase your viewing options. No longer condemned to a life of monitor watching, you can now play games, view your PC-based DVDs, or even some intense graphic work on a TV - talk about video freedom. Taking company's commitment seriously, Hercules continues to define and offer cutting-edge solutions to its gaming and graphics-focused public. The proof is the 3D Prophet 4500 AGP - TV/Out.

Product Details

Product Description: Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 graphics card - Kyro II - 64 MB

Device Type: Graphics card

Bus Type: AGP 4x

Graphics Engine: STM Kyro II

2D/3D Graphics Support: STM Kyro II

Memory: 64 MB / 64 MB (max) - SDRAM

Effective Memory Clock: 175 MHz

RAMDAC: 300 MHz

Max Resolution: 1920 x 1440, 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1400

Interfaces: 1 - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

API Supported: OpenGL, DirectX, Direct3D

Package Type: Retail, OEM

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

General

MPN: 4768106, 4768108, 140-0157-6, 4780163, 140-0156-4, 4868056, 140-0154-9, 4780113

Device Type: Graphics card

Bus Type: AGP 4x

Graphics Engine: STM Kyro II

2D/3D Graphics Coprocessor / Vendor: STM Kyro II

RAMDAC: 300 MHz

Max Resolution: 1920 x 1440 at 75 Hz, 1920 x 1200 at 75 Hz, 1920 x 1400 at 75 Hz

Interfaces: 1 - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

API Supported: OpenGL, DirectX, Direct3D

Memory

Size: 64 MB / 64 MB (max)

Technology: SDRAM

Effective Clock Speed: 175 MHz

Video Output

Supported Display Graphics: VGA (640x480), XGA (1024x768), SVGA (800x600), SXGA (1280x1024), SXGA+ (1400x1050), SXGAW (1600x1024), UXGA (1600x1200), UXGAW (1900x1200)

Colours Max Resolution (external): 32-bit colour, 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Analogue Video Format: NTSC, SECAM, PAL

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows 2000

Min Processor Type: Pentium II

Min RAM Size: 32 MB

Min Hard Drive Space: 10 MB

Additional Requirements: CD-ROM

Peripheral / Interface Devices: CD-ROM

Miscellaneous

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Drivers & Utilities, Myst III: Exile

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play

Package Type: Retail, OEM

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

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