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Hercules Prophet 4500 in the test: The Kyro2 compared to the GeForce

Hercules Prophet 4500 in the test: The Kyro2 compared to the GeForce

3DMark 2000

Madonion's 3DMark 2000 is a purely synthetic benchmark that practices theoretical values r delivers the performance of a graphics card. It is made up of individual tests, so that none of these tests can be used to draw any conclusions about the real performance in a game. Nevertheless, the 3DMark result of the Kyro2 should be a guideline value for the following tests.

3DMark 2000 16Bit (Pentium III 450)
Unit: points
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3,300
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2,500
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.421
  • 800x600:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3.258
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2,473
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2,380
  • 1024x768:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3,094
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2,500
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.321
  • 1280x1024:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      2,700
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2,496
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      1.915
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.238
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      1.712
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      1.274

As you can clearly see, the nVidia GeForce2 MX can do the Clearly book low resolutions for themselves. Even the rather old TNT2Pro can keep up with the Prophet 4500 in low resolutions. The TNT2Pro and the GeForce2 MX only have to admit defeat in very high resolutions. It is noticeable here that both the performance values ​​of the competition drop very sharply with increasingly higher resolutions, the performance of the Prophet is almost constant up to a resolution of 1280x1024.

3DMark 2000 16Bit ( Pentium III 600)
Unit: points
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      4.162
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.174
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      3,051
  • 800x600:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3,957
    • HerculesProphet 4500
      3.126
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.968
  • 1024x768:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3,786
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.121
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.729
  • 1280x1024:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.084
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      2.713
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.066
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.735
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      1,752
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      1.294

It works on the 150MHz faster Pentium III 600 system the Prophet 4500 with Kyro2 in a resolution of 1280x1024 already overtook the GeForce2 MX, which had clearly dominated until then. Compared to the previous graphic, the lack of the Transforming & Lightning unit in the Kyro2 is clear here. While the card achieved almost 23% higher scores on this faster system, the GeForce2MX can only slightly increase its performance in 1280x1024.

3DMark 2000 32Bit (Pentium III 450)
Unit: points
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3.257
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.516
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.375
  • 800x600:
    • nVidiaGeForce2 MX
      3.116
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.510
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.266
  • 1024x768:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      2.749
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.500
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2,000
  • 1280x1024:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2,493
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      1.719
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      1.230
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.238
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      1.261
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      839
3DMark 2000 32Bit (Pentium III 600)
Unit: points
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      4.021
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.201
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      3,017
  • 800x600:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3.712
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.149
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2,645
  • 1024x768 :
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      3,386
    • Hercules prophet4500
      3.135
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.189
  • 1280x1024:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      3.001
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      2.340
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      2.066
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      2.501
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      1.364
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      838

In a color depth of 32Bit, the entire field is a little closer together. The Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 now clearly outperforms the competition on both systems with a resolution of 1280x1024 or more, but the GeForce2 MX still dominates in lower resolutions.

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