In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards. This seems to be the case over all TNT2’s, compared to the ZX chipset which could churn out faster frame rates in 2D. Diamond Multimedia , F. Have a look at the below selected screenshots taken by 3D-Mark99 test suite for comparisons to view in full size, click on pictures:. Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type.

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This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond.

Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration.

The move paralleled the 3dfx purchase of STB Systemswhich changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated graphics vendor and direct competitor to S3. However, one problem you might face in the long run is that when you have too many games and applications installed, it might seem confusing to have so many profiles, one for each.

Whereas the MonsterSound lineup was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Diamond XtremeSound is the multiedia sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in The original Monster Sound card was distinct in this regard, but also controversial because it possessed poor DOS game compatibility [ citation needed ] which was still critical at the time. Diamond MultimediaF. However, since TV-out and digital panel ports are not really sought after items in the local context, it makes no difference to making muultimedia decision on whether to throw in a couple of hundred dollars to get this baby.

What it means is that, A diamond product will never be a wrong choice.

By choosing the different Boost Levels for each program, diqmond can allow your card to have an easier time when you are doing non-graphic intensive application. Bundled with diamond’s InControls 00 software, configuration is easy and straight forward.

Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. In fiper, Diamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March After some thoughts, here are my views. You will never miss a Diamond Product. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. To prevent this from happening, Diamond took extra steps to make sure that the software works only with Vultra card.


The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio.

As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core. The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc.

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Reconfiguring the card to work at normal speed might have to be done to each profile. Back to top The Benchmarks Benchmarking was of course done on Windows On the whole, the Viper V did not disappoint.

In SLI, a pair of Voodoo2 boards splits the effort of rendering the 3D scene between alternating raster lines, allowing performance to be nearly doubled. Diamond V drivers multimdeia in CD.

Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. Before I carry on, let’s look at the core and memory clock of the 5 different boost levels. Would it be faster or at least comparable to the ultimate Spectra ? Post Doamond Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.