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Hercules 3D Prophet III
Page 1 - A GeForce 3 with a color scheme
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: July 21, 2001
Category: Video
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Hercules 3D Prophet III

The GeForce3 chipset is a powerful addition to nVidia's growing family of chipsets. The question I'm sure a lot of you are asking about the GeForce3 is, "Is it worth the money?" To be quite honest, I cannot answer that question with a single answer because there are many different kinds of computer users out there with different kinds of budgets. If you keep reading, you can come to your own conclusion about the GeForce3 from one of the best manufacturers, Hercules.

I am going to start this review from the outside in. This means I'm going to go from looks to performance, with usability and features in the middle. This replicates the "out of box, into computer" experience the most accurately, in my opinion.

The Hercules 3D Prophet 3 has a very unique look to it, which I feel is just bad ass. Hercules has taken the time to not only make the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) blue, like the previous GeForce2 cards, but put on a matching custom Blue Orb. I realize having your video card color coordinated does not help with performance any, but it does not hurt any either. This is an especially nice feature when you have a plexiglass window so people can see inside your computer. It just looks nice.

White Box Contents
White Box Contents
Close Up
Close Up

Hercules took great steps in keeping their card cool. On one of their previous GeForce2 cards some people had complaints about the heatsinks on the DDR-RAM not being secured well, which would create heat pockets. This is not the case this time around. The heatsinks are secured very well and the Blue Orb makes for an appealing addition for the cooling of the core.

Blue Orb
Blue Orb
The Back Side
The Back Side

The card was just as easy to install as any other video card. Went in without any problems and the drivers installed without a hitch. The software package is pretty standard for a "white box" package. I received a PowerDVD license and the standard Hercules GeForce Detonator driver.

Camera 1
Camera 1
Camera 2
Camera 2

That's enough about installation and looks, let me move onto what the card has to offer. The card has some very beneficial features and performance to offer.

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