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Hercules introduces the new 3D Prophet
Titanium Family

3 new graphics boards for a new style of gaming


CROYDON, OCTOBER 1ST, 2001 - Hercules is delighted to release a new family

of 3D Prophet boards, based on the highly featured GeForce2 and GeForce3

Titanium 3D processors from NVIDIA. The 3 new graphics accelerators herald

what will be the graphics boards of tomorrow: highly optimized 3D generators

for increasingly realistic 3D games and fluid applications.


An optimized graphics solution for every PC

"In their constant quest for more realistic 3D and faster acceleration,

developers keep pushing the limits of 3D. For their part, every end-user has

his own expectations: high frame rate gaming, impressive graphics

smoothness, TV and flat panel monitor support. Over the last 19 years,

Hercules' mission has been to offer the most advanced graphics solutions for

enhancing every generation of games and computer hardware. The release of

the new 3D Prophet Titanium Series is in-keeping with Hercules' strategy of

ensuring the satisfaction of its end-users," says Claude Guillemot,

President of Hercules.


The most powerful graphics processors teamed up with Hercules' expertise.

The new 3D Prophet Titanium line-up, consisting of 3D Prophet III Titanium

500, 3D Prophet III Titanium 200 and 3D Prophet II Titanium, offers powerful

and highly featured 3D solutions to enhance the new 3D effects used by games

developers. The 3 boards operate with a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

enabling turbo-boosted 3D performance in games requiring large texture

buffers. 3D Prophet Titanium accelerators benefit from Hercules' expert

material adjustments, including RAM heatsinks and cooling fans, for a

significant leap ahead of existing solutions. Each board also incorporates

multi-media features for display through a high quality TV/Video Output on

NTSC and PAL TV, and comes with PowerDVD 3.0 software for experiencing DVD



3D Prophet III Titanium 500

The characteristics of the 3D Prophet III Titanium 500 place it in the

ultra-fast race category. 3D Prophet III Titanium 500 is designed around the

industry's most powerful graphics processor, GeForce3 Titanium 500, with the

enhanced nFinite-FXT engine and DirectX 8 Programmable Vertex and Pixel

Shaders. The 3D Prophet III Titanium 500 board is clocked at 240MHz core and

ultra-fast 250MHz DDR RAM. In addition to the high-resolution TV-Output, the

board supports a DVI-Output to play DVD-Videos and games on digital flat



3D Prophet III Titanium 200

3D Prophet III Titanium 200 is engineered around the new GeForce3 Titanium

200, processing DirectX8 and new 3D games enhancements in hardware. Running

at a core clock of 175MHz mated to 64MB of ultra-fast onboard DDR RAM,

250MHz qualified, it guarantees super fast gameplay in the highest

resolutions. Like its sister, 3D Prophet III Titanium 200 benefits from all

the technical innovations of the NVIDIA nFinite-FXT engine and Lightspeed

Memory ArchitectureT, and brings high-resolution anti-aliasing to your

desktop for a superior image quality.


3D Prophet II Titanium

3D Prophet II Titanium is the reference 3D accelerator for all gaming

enthusiasts. It is powered by the acclaimed GeForce2 NVIDIA Shading

Rasterizer processor with a second-generation Transform and Lighting engine.

Thanks to its 250Mhz core clock, combined with ultra fast DDR RAM, 250MHz

qualified, it offers maximum acceleration and high visual quality in

multi-textured 3D games, without compromising on performance at a reasonable



Pricing, Availability and Service

3D Prophet III Titanium 500 will be available mid-October 2001 for

approx £329.99

3D Prophet III Titanium 200 will be available mid-October 2001 for

approx £249.99

3D Prophet II Titanium will be available mid-October 2001 for

approx £179.99


3D Prophet Titanium boards are guaranteed for exchange for up to 3 years.

Hotline and technical support are available by phone or E-mail.  For

news, forum, driver updates, additional product info, don't hesitate to

visit our web site at


About Hercules Technologies

Founded in the United States in 1982, Hercules developed the industry's

first high-resolution graphics boards for PCs.  Having set the monochrome

graphics standard, Hercules then proceeded to pioneer advances in color

graphics solutions. Over the years, Hercules has constantly sought to

evolve, providing innovative lines of graphics, video, and - more recently -

audio products, geared principally towards the international gaming

community. Hercules has been a division of the Guillemot Corporation group

since 1999.

Guillemot Corporation designs and manufactures a complete range of PC

hardware products and PC and gaming console accessories. With an active

presence in 17 countries, the group currently distributes its products in a

total of 45 countries. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock

exchange, Sicovam code 6672.


© Guillemot Corporation 2001. 3D ProphetT and Hercules® are trademarks

and/or registered trademarks of Guillemot Corporation. All rights reserved.

The NVIDIA name, the NVIDIA logo, the GeForce3 Titanium 500 name, the

GeForce3 Titanium 200 name, the GeForce2 Titanium name, the GeForce3

Titanium 500 logo, the GeForce3 Titanium 200 logo and the GeForce2 Titanium

logo are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. MicrosoftÒ, DirectXT, WindowsÒ,

Windows XPT, Windows MeT, Windows 98T, Windows 95T, Windows 2000T and

Windows NTT 4 are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Microsoft

Corporation. OpenGL® is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics. All

other trademarks are the property of their respective proprietors. Photos

not binding. Contents, designs and specifications are subject to change

without prior notice and may vary in different countries. Any resemblance to

religious issues is completely unintentional. Hercules does not assume

responsibility for any interpretations.


IMPORTANT: Any views expressed are soley those of the author and do not

necessarily represent the opinions of Guillemot Limited.