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  Product Profile : Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 
 
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 offers the best of the Kyro II, paired with Hercules' excellent quality and support, and a cool blue PCB.

For more information, visit Hercules' website at: http://www.hercules.com
Performance: 7/10

What we have in the Prophet 4500 is a budget card that performs like a mid-range card. It's not the fastest out there, but it's faster than most other cards in its price range for games. Note that it should NOT be used as a professional solution.

Stability: 10/10

Hercules' drivers were flawless -- we encountered no driver or board instabilities or issues whatsoever.

Quality: 10/10

Hercules has always built a quality product when it comes to graphics cards, and the 3D Prophet 4500 appears no different. Expect many long hours of enjoyment from the board.

Features: 4/10

The board's features are minimailistic at best. In essence, what you see is what you get, although for a few dollars more, Hercules does market a version with TV output.

Documentation: 7/10

The documentation is adequate, but nothing to write home about. It's enough to get you set up and running, but that's about it. Then again, most video cards contain even less documentation.

Price: 10/10

At about $120 USD, the Kyro II is very attractively priced. Granted a GeForce 2 MX can be had for less than $80, however the Kyro II will outperform an MX almost unilaterally, and even gives a $160 GeForce 2 Pro a run for its money.

Overall Rating: 9/10

Hercules realized a winner when it saw the Kyro II, and did not hesitate. The result is a fast, efficient, and inexpensive low-end graphics card that will fit beautifully in just about any budge gaming system.

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