Almost two months ago, AnandTech took a look at the Hercules Dynamite TNT2 Ultra and decided it was worthy of the prestigious AnandTech Editor's Choice Award. What made the Dynamite TNT2 Ultra so popular? The default clock rate of 175/200 (core/memory) and further overclocking ability was the key that led to us branding it as "the fastest TNT2 in existence."

Hercules' most recent arrival in our test lab is their standard TNT2 based Dynamite TNT2. It pulls some of the same tricks that its older brother used to gain such popularity. But it is a separate product that will have to stand on its own. How's it fare? Only one way to find out...

Card Specifications

  • NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 graphics and multimedia processor
  • AGP 2x/AGP 4x ready
  • 128-bit TwiN Texel Engine, delivering single cycle multi-texturing
  • Up to 32MB of high performance memory
  • 32-bit true color 3D rendering
  • 32-bit Z/Stencil buffer
  • Resolutions up to 1920x1440
  • 300 MHz DAC

2D Display Modes

Resolution

Colors

Vertical Refresh Rate
(Hz)

Monitor Scan Range
(kHz)

1920x1200

16.7M

65,536

256

60

60-75

60-75

90

90-113

90-113

1920x1080

16.7M

65,536

256

60-72

60-85

60-85

84-100

84-118

84-118

1600x1200

16.7M

65,536

256

60-75

60-85

60-85

75-94

75-106

75-106

1280x1024

16.7M

65,536

256

60-100

60-120

60-120

64-109

64-131

64-131

1152x864

16.7M

65,536

256

60-140

60-150

60-150

51-126

54-136

54-136

1024x768

16.7M

65,536

256

60-170

60-170

60-170

48.3-138

48.3-138

48.3-138

800x600

16.7M

65,536

256

60-240

60-240

60-240

37.9-154

37.9-154

37.9-154

640x480

16.7M

65,536

256

60-240

60-240

60-240

31.5-126

31.5-126

31.5-126

1 DVD playback requires a software DVD player; not included with all models.
2TV-out included on Dynamite TNT2 Ultra models only.

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