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Hercules Presents Their '3D Prophet 9700' - Features

by Rainier on July 19, 2002 @ 9:43 p.m. PDT

Guillemot is on par with their latest graphical beast .. hot on the heels of ATI announcing their new 9700 chipline Guillemot/Hercules send us some features of their 3D Prophet line which will of course features the 9700 chip .. check it out ...

Product Positioning : Hardcore

Baseline : Become the real master of your games. Customize your PC with Power, Aggression, Devilishness and Originality!

Key Selling Points & Benefits :

  • Insane fragging device for extremely high frame rates in 3D games
  • Futuristic 3D architecture: Microsoft’s DirectX 9 platform
  • High quality Hercules manufacturing standards
  • Exceptionally high performance ATI/Hercules drivers with regular updates
  • Complete range of multimedia features

Target Users : Hardcore gamers


  • Insane Fraggin Device For Extremely High Frame Rates In 3D Games
    • Powered by ATI RADEON 9700, the benchmark technology for First Person Shooter developers.
    • 8-pixel pipeline processor, as opposed to 4-pixel pipeline on standard graphics boards: increased rendering power
    • 128MB DDR memory to push the latest games with lots of texture memory
    • High quality onboard 256-bit DDR RAM interface: no bottlenecks, faster 3D
    • HyperZ™III: intelligent memory bandwidth saving technology
    • AGP 8X / 4X / 2X for maximum performance with the latest motherboards on the market
    • Incredible benchmarking scores.
  • Futuristic 3D Architecture : Microsoft's DirectX 9 Platform
    • Full DirectX® 9 & OpenGL® hardware accelerator
    • Movie-quality 3D images and ultra-realistic textures provided by ATI’s latest 3D technology innovations:
      • SMARTSHADER™ 2.0: Programmable Pixel Shaders 2.0 & Vertex shaders 2.0
      • TRUFORM™ 2.0 and DX9 Displacement mapping
      • The latest and greatest real-time 3D effects:
      • Complex lighting effects
      • Real-body animation
      • Fantastically minute details including realistic representation of skin
      • Curved surfaces
      • Shadow volume rendering acceleration
    • SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0: hardware engine for 2X/4X/6X FSAA mode – no more jagged edges
  • High Quality, Stable Hercules Manufacturing
  • Excellent motherboard compatibility, thanks to Hercules’ extensive quality testing program.
  • Backed up by Hercules’s 20 years of experience in the graphics domain.
  • 3 year warranty.
  • Multi-lingual installation manuals.
  • Comprehensive Hercules after-sales service.
  • High-Performance Ati/Hercules Drivers With Regular Updates
    • Catalyst drivers significantly improve DirectX performance.
  • Complete Range Of Video & Multimedia Features
    • Quality TV display on PC or flat panel monitor (Integrated TV-out up to 1024x768, DVI-Output up to 1600x1200).
    • VIDEOSHADER™ engine: Crystal clear, fluid playback of DVD movies on PC, TV and flat panels monitors.
    • FULLSTREAM™ technology for Internet streaming
    • Dual-Display on VGA, DVI or TV-Out (HYDRAVISION™).
    • Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs, maximum resolution of 2048x1536 @ 85Hz.



View top quality video and media-rich

  • DVDs on your PC with PowerDVD™ 4.0XP.
    • PowerDVD™4.0XP offers excellent sound and image quality, thanks to its MPEG-2 video and Dolby Digital™ audio decoding capabilities.
  • Color setting utility. 3Deep® from E-color™
  • automatically adjusts the images you see onscreen, enhancing colors, lighting and shading in darker game levels.


  • The product is guaranteed for exchange for up to 3 years
  • Hotline and technical support available by phone or e-mail
  • For news, forums, driver updates and more product info…:
  • 2D/3D graphics board built on RADEON™ 9700 engine with 128MB onboard DDR-RAM
  • Step-by-step printed installation manual
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • Includes installation drivers for maximum performance and compatibility
  • Online documentation and playable demos
  • PowerDVD™
  • 3Deep™


  • Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD® Athlon® /K6 or compatible with AGP 8X/4X/2X slot
  • 128MB of system memory
  • 10MB hard disk space (more for installing games)
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Supported operating systems: Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP
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