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A Speedy Tiler: Kyro II on Hercules' 3D Prophet 4500

Drivers

The card made available to us was tested using the Win9x driver, version 7.56. As yet, there are no Windows NT or 2000 drivers available. Let's hope that Hercules will deal with this shortcoming quickly. The release drivers will be generation V8.xx.

Technologically speaking, the RAMDAC is prehistoric ballast. It only has 270 MHz bandwidth. ATI, NVIDIA and Matrox all have a standard rate of at least 350 MHz. Nevertheless, the 270 MHz RAMDAC can still achieve a refresh rate of 100 MHz at a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. At 1600 x 1200 it maxes out at 85 Hz.

Those who know earlier driver versions will see that the developers have finally made an effort to present a clear layout. You can select default settings or user-defined settings for the Direct3D-API.