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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

Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament as a representative of the DirectX 7.0 game generation has since been considered very p Processor-heavy game is known, but it is quite suitable as a benchmark, as you can clearly see how much work the graphics card leaves to the processor. All tests ran with the maximum possible level of detail.

Unreal Tournament 16Bit (Pentium III 450)
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      24 , 01
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      23.54
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      22.65
  • 800x600:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      23.65
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      23.16
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      22.84
  • 1024x768:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      23.03
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      22.66
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      22.38
  • 1280x1024:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      22,44
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      22.15
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      21.83
  • 1600x1200:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      21,16
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      20.93
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      20 , 53

You don't want to believe it is possible, but the old TNT2Pro can turn into Unreal Tournament Get a little head start in almost all resolutions at 16-bit color depth. The GeForce2MX takes second place ahead of the Prophet 4500. In general, however, all three graphics cards are very close together and sometimes only deviate from each other by an average of 0.5 frames per second. Nevertheless, it becomes clear at this point that newer is not necessarily better. Even when the GeForce 256 was introduced, the previous chips were able to beat it in Unreal Tournament without any major problems and its successor also has to admit defeat here in some cases.

Unreal Tournament 16Bit (Pentium III 600)
  • 640x480:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      28.89
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      28.43
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      27 , 85
  • 800x600:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      28.40
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      27.99
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      27.80
  • 1024x768:
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      27.77
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      27.61
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      27.42
  • 1280x1024:
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      26.78
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      26,63
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      26.30
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      24.98
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      24.50
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      22,64

On a fast system, the sheet has changed quite significantly in the higher resolutions. While the TNT2Pro still has the upper hand in low resolutions, it can no longer hold a candle to any of the competitors in 1600x1200. The increase in performance in both the Kyro2 and the GeForce2 MX is quite considerable.

Unreal Tournament 32Bit (Pentium III 450)
  • 640x480:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      23.93
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      23.79
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      23,29
  • 800x600:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      23.58
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      23.27
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      22.82
  • 1024x768:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      23.08
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      21.94
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      21.57
  • 1280x1024:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      22.45
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      13,19
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      12 , 73
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      21,97
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      6,38
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      0.00
      Could not be determined

While the Kyro2 falls a little behind the competition in 16Bit, it can boast in 32Bit color depth. In all resolutions it takes the leading position, whereby its performance hardly drops in the various resolutions. The GeForce2MX, on the other hand, only ran in window mode in 1600x1200, which is why we waived this value.

Unreal Tournament 32Bit (Pentium III 600)
  • 640x480:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      28.58
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      28.34
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      28.05
  • 800x600:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      28,16
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      27.91
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      27,44
  • 1024x768:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      27.56
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      25.96
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      25.78
  • 1280x1024:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      26.83
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      14.42
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      14.01
  • 1600x1200:
    • Hercules Prophet 4500
      25.89
    • nVidia RivaTNT 2 Pro
      7.20
    • nVidia GeForce2 MX
      0.00
      Could not be determined

Even when using the faster processor unit, the Kyro2 can win this part of the test. In summary, in the Unreal Tournament area, the Prophet 4500 delivers a very good picture in 32-bit color depth, but the differences between the individual graphics cards are minimal in the lower resolutions.

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