Conclusion: Fast And Cheap
The benchmarks show that the Kyro II on the Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 is a thoroughly competitive product when compared to GeForce2 MX/GTS or the ATI Radeon, as long as you prefer 32 bit color. A real highlight is the price - for a mere $149, you get a 64 MByte graphics card that gives its more expensive competitors a real run for their money.
Not only that, but the 3D Prophet 4500 is a serious threat to long-established chips in low-cost and mainstream segments. Even with the latest beta version (Version 7.56), we observed stable operation for all games tested as well as for standard Office applications. This graphics card, when supplied with the 8.xx drivers and in its final layout, is definitely to be recommended.