In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. Diamond again built expansion boards. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. At the time, there were no other TNT2 cards to compare the V to, and the Voodoo3 drivers weren’t as mature as they are now. The numbers had more than a random meaning. The series was highly successful as the Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 chipsets introduced consumer-grade 3D graphics into the PC and arcade markets, whereas such capabilities had previously been present primarily in very high-end CAD and graphic design workstations.

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Why would a feature like that be provided and not a standard clock for all programs? It’s worth every cent that you pay. You will never miss a Diamond Product.

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. This obviously puts a lot of pressure on NVidia to succeed, and ultimately inspired NVidia to drop the originally speculated clock speed of the TNT2 Ultra down to MHz for the core frequency and MHz for the memory frequency.

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The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards. Compared to the previous Gigabyte GA that I just reviewed, the card looks and feels more solid.


The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. Log in Don’t have an account? Multinedia with diamond’s InControls 00 software, configuration is multimeia and straight forward. InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. Huh, who acted as the technical designer.

In the Diamond V ultra’s case, things were still the same. This is an insteresting absence of options since a card of this quality, make and price normally comes with more than standard connectors. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and A special BIOS patch was released by Diamond for the Stealth II S which brought its clock speed up to the same level as the high-end Verite V chip, resulting in equal performance at a significantly lower price.

Before I carry on, let’s look at the core and memory clock of the 5 different boost levels. Graphics cardsmultimefia cardsDigital audio players.

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V 3D Mark99 Overall Score. The company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for its Rio digital music playerwhich the Recording Industry Association of America claimed infringed copyrights; the Ninth Circuit deemed it to be a fair usehowever, in RIAA v. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2.

Have a look at the below selected screenshots taken by 3D-Mark99 test suite for comparisons to view in full size, click on pictures:. Soon enough, Diamond had pre-orders worked out with Electronics Boutique and offered to take pre-orders for the card on their page as well.


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At the time, there were no other TNT2 cards to compare mulitmedia V to, and the Voodoo3 drivers weren’t as mature as they are now. Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards.

If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. DB analog monitor connector Drivers Windows.

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Growth in the add-on sound card market, also an ongoing Diamond business, was tempered by the bankruptcy of Aureal Semiconductor and subsequent asset purchase by vertically-integrated Creative Technologies. They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s. Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to giper the line.

Riamond the card to work at normal speed might have to be done to each profile. The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and These are the contents of the package: The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations.