Hercules introduces the new 3D Prophet
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
3D Prophet III Titanium 200 will be available mid-October 2001 for
3D Prophet II Titanium will be available mid-October 2001 for
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 http://www.hercules.com.
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
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
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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.