A powerful copper cooler keeps the GPU frigid.
A close-up of a memory cooler.
The chip cooler on the back of the card.
The installation CD contains drivers as well as several ATi 3D demos, Hercules' own tweak tool, 3D Tweaker, and the Hydravision software for dual displays. Hercules has also opted for PowerDVD XP 4.0 instead of the ATi MultiMedia Center. But the real morsel in this package is the full version of Morrowind, a game that will really put the new card to the test.
Hercules includes its own overclocking tool.
- Plus points:
Cyberlink Power DVD XP
Hercules 3D overclocking software
Gaming bundle with the latest hit, Morrowind
ATi 3D Demos
Attractive appearance with blue PCB and RAM coolers
Chip heatsink on the back of the card
- Minus points:
Video cable somewhat short
- Solid Front
- Image Quality
- What These Elite Candidates Have In Common
- Multimedia Bundle Software
- The Cards, Up Close & Personal
- Crucial Radeon 9700 PRO
- Gigabyte Maya II GV-R9700 PRO
- Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 PRO
- Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 PRO, Continued
- HIS Excalibur Radeon 9700 PRO
- Sapphire Radeon 9700 Atlantis PRO
- Max Payne
- Unreal Tournament 2003
- Jedi Knight II
- 3D Mark 2001 SE B330
- FSAA Tests
- Anisotrope Filtering
- FSAA + Anisotrope Filtering
- Overclocking Tests