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3D Prophet II GTS Pro

Montreal, October 6, 2000 - Hercules announces the release of its latest addition to the award-winning 3D Prophet II family: 3D Prophet II GTS Pro, a high-end graphics accelerator based on the GeForce2 Pro chipset from NVIDIA*. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro is a new combination of pure power and design innovation, for hardcore gamers who demand extra power. This new top performer will retail for just under $400 U.S.

3D Prophet II GTS Pro guarantees higher frame rates

"Hercules has launched the first GeForce2 GTS card featuring 64MB RAM to establish a new level of top performance. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro is our latest answer for hardcore gamers demanding a very fast, high-quality graphics accelerator. 3D Prophet II GTS Pro takes the best of the NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro and backs it with Hercules design to offer a significant boost in 3D acceleration,"says Claude Guillemot, President of Hercules. "I am very happy with the speed achieved by 3D Prophet II GTS Pro and I am convinced that it will meet the expectations of the most serious of gamers."

3D Prophet II GTS Pro performance

3D Prophet II GTS Pro exploits the power of the world's first GigaTexel Shading GPU - the GeForce2 Pro chipset created by NVIDIA*. It features 64MB of Double-Data RAM for impressive 3D performance in games requiring large textures buffers, and a TV-output for playback of games and DVD-Video on the television set. Thanks to its 200MHz core clock and memory, which operates at 400MHz, this powerful gaming engine delivers 1.6 GigaTexels/sec and 25 million triangles per second. For fans of games like Quake, for whom extra speed is key, 3D Prophet II GTS Pro remains stable even at very high speeds. Gamers with high-end machines will appreciate the extra speed potential of this board, thanks to Hercules unique design, which includes specially adapted heatsinks on the RAM units and an optimized cooling fan.

Price and Availability

3D Prophet II GTS Pro will be available mid-October 2000 for $399 (USD)
3D Prophet II Ultra will be available mid-October 2000 for $529 (USD)

About Hercules

Founded in 1982 in the U.S., Hercules developed the industry's first high-resolution graphics board for personal computers. From its roots establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Hercules was purchased by Guillemot Corporation, and the entire video and multimedia ranges are now under the Hercules brand. Guillemot Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes PC and console hardware and accessories, providing high-quality products for gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide under the Guillemot, Hercules and ThrustMaster brands. Guillemot Corporation is also proud to include officially licensed Ferrari, NASCAR, Top Gun and US Air Force products as part of its accessories line. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Sicovam code 6672, and is currently present in 13 countries, distributing its products in a total of 45 countries.



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