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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
3D PROPHET 8500LE 128MB Manufacturer: Guillemot Corp Group Availability: PC Zone Computer Trading (M) Sdn Bhd (Tel: 03-27156881) Price: RM490 TWO common graphics cards used to play high-texture games are nVidia and ATI. NVidia virtually dominates the graphics gaming scene with the MX and Geforce Titanium series. ATI, on the other hand, is virtually unknown; well, almost unknown but close to unpopular and costly.
However, when it comes to performance, the ATI graphics cards manage to hold its ground against the competition and that is probably one of the reasons why third-party manufacturers such as Gigabyte and Hercules hope to blend its lower production cost and global network distribution with ATI's technology in efforts to take some market share away from nVidia.
One such ATI flavour card from Hercules available in the local market is the 3D Prophet 8500LE (128 megabytes/MB). It features the Charisma engine II, a hardware …