Drivers & Bundled Software

  • Hercules Thriller 3D Power Drive Drivers

  • 3D Gaming Bundle (8MB versions only)



  • No known incompatibilities, works perfectly at 75/83MHz bus speeds.


How I Tested

  • Each benchmark was run 3 times, with the final result being an average of the three.  If any of the three test runs resulted in a failure the entire score was made void and the set of three tests was run again until a reliable set could be achieved or until the benchmark tests failed 3 times in a row.

  • The FIC PA-2012 VP3 Based Socket-7 AGP Motherboard was used for all Socket-7 CPU tests and the AOpen AX6L LX Based Slot-1 AGP Motherboard was used for all the Pentium II tests.  Both test systems were configured identically with no differences other than the motherboard and processor.

  • A full 400MB Quake 2 installation was performed, as well as a full installation of Winstone 97 and Winbench 98.  The CD-ROM drive present was an AOpen 24X.

  • The Quake 2 Timedemo Frame rates were achieved by typing the following in the Quake 2 Console (hit the '~' key to activate):
                                    TIMEDEMO 1
                               DEMOMAP DEMOx.DM2

       Where x is the corresponding demo number (either 1 or 2) .  All Quake 2 tests were run at 640 x 480

  • All other tests were run at 1024 x 768 x 16 bit color

  • No foreign drivers were present in the test system other than those required for the system to function to the best of its ability

  • All foreign installation files were moved to a separate partition during the test as to prevent them from effecting the test results

The Test

Test Configuration

Processor(s): AMD K6/233
Cyrix 6x86MX-PR2/200+
Intel Pentium MMX - 233
Intel Pentium II 300 (512KB ECC)
Motherboard: AOpen AX6L LX Based Pentium II Motherboard
FIC PA-2012 VP3 Based Socket-7 Motherboard
RAM: 1 - 64MB Advanced Megatrends ECC SDRAM DIMM
Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Caviar AC21600H
Video Card(s): Hercules Thriller 3D (PCI - 4MB SGRAM)
Video Driver(s): v0.74
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  • pavag - Sunday, July 3, 2016 - link

    First comment!
  • johnnycanadian - Monday, July 4, 2016 - link

    First comment! ... dammit, I was just beat. I'll be quicker on the draw when the Monster3D is reviewed. :-)
  • pavag - Sunday, July 3, 2016 - link

    Couldn't resist to make first comment 19 years after the article was published :D

    Just reached this page by chance. I didn't even knew Anandtech was this old!

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