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Hercules introduces 3D Prophet 9700 Pro
Hercules introduces 3D Prophet 9700 Pro:
The 3D Prophet 9700 Pro, based on ATI's highly-anticipated RADEON™ 9700 PRO VPU (Visual Processing Unit), is a technological breakthrough delivering both the fastest 3D acceleration in PC gaming and a whole new range of groundbreaking, photo-realistic effects for hardcore gamers. In addition, 3D Prophet 9700 Pro is offered with the complete version of the highly acclaimed Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III.
"3D Prophet 9700 Pro is our new flagship 3D accelerator board, which we expect to become the industry benchmark for speed-intensive games, such as First Person Shooters. It accelerates new 3D environments using Microsoft DirectX 9, enhancing realism in games and offering an unprecedented speed upgrade," says Claude Guillemot, President of Hercules. "This is already the fastest 3D gaming board for currently-released games, and Microsoft DirectX 9 will still improve its performance by taking advantage of the board's complete DirectX 9 support."
3D Prophet 9700 Pro is based on ATI RADEON™ 9700 PRO architecture, featuring:[list][*] 8-pixel pipeline architecture, clocked at 325MHz, mapping 2600 million pixels/sec;[*]Microsoft DirectX 9 hardware acceleration, processed by 8 Pixel Shader engines and 4 Vertex Shader engines;[*]An impressive 256-bit DDR memory interface, clocked at 310MHz, delivering 18.47GB/s to the chipset, optimized by ATI Hyper Z™ III bandwidth-saving technology.
The 3D Prophet 9700 Pro board features ATI RADEON™ 9700 PRO massive architecture, including:
As a result, Hercules offers hardcore gamers:
3D Prophet 9700 Pro will be available from mid-September 2002 at a recommended street price of £349.99inc.
About Hercules Technologies
Founded in the United States in 1982, Hercules developed the industry's first high-resolution graphics boards for PCs. Having set the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules then proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. Over the years, Hercules has constantly sought to evolve, providing innovative lines of graphics, video, and - more recently - audio products, geared principally towards the international gaming community. Hercules has been a division of the Guillemot Corporation group since 1999.
Guillemot Corporation designs and manufactures a complete range of PC hardware products and PC and gaming console accessories. With an active presence in 17 countries, the group currently distributes its products in a total of 45 countries. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock exchange, Sicovam code 6672. For further information, please visit our web site at http://www.hercules.com.
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