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  Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 400 
  Sep 06, 2001, 09:00am EDT 
 

Performance - Serious Sam & 3DMark


By: Dan Mepham

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Serious Sam's fillrate test gives us an indication of what type of actual fillrate a card can deliver, and as the graphs indicated, it can be noticeably lower than theoretical maximums, particularly with Immediate Mode Renderers. Here the more efficient Kyro II performs well in most cases, particularly in 32-bit color.

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It shouldn't come as a big surprise that the T&L-equipped GeForce-based cards dominate the 3DMark tests. While the Kyro II does alright by today's standards, it's clear that if STMicro wishes to remain competitive, some sort of hardware T&L will be necessary.



1. Introduction
2. The GeForce 2 MX 400
3. Hercules' 3D Prophet II MX 400
4. Test Setup & Procedure
5. Performance - Serious Sam & 3DMark
6. Performance - Quake 3 Arena
7. Performance - Unreal Tournament
8. Performance - MDK2
9. Performance - SPECviewperf
10. Summary

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Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 400
Performance: 6/10
Stability: 10/10
Quality: 9/10
Features: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Overall Rating: 7/10
 

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