However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savage , was a commercial failure. The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. Diamond Viper Resource Page , accessed March Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration.
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In SLI, a 2s20 of Voodoo2 boards splits the effort of rendering the 3D scene between alternating raster lines, allowing performance to be nearly doubled.
The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it.
The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. Views Read Edit View history. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy.
Diamond Stealth S220 (Rendition Verite V2100)
Retrieved from ” https: The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. This card connected to the VGA card with an x220 passthrough cable, a 3. Huh, who acted as the technical designer. The numbers had more than a random meaning.
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Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players. Diamond Multimedia later merged with S3, Incorporated in after a long-time cooperative business arrangement, when S3 decided to expand their business from producing graphics chipsets to manufacturing retail graphics cards.
Windows 98 or 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies.
The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations. The move paralleled 2s20 3dfx purchase of STB Systemswhich changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated diamon vendor and direct competitor to S3.
Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound. 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.
This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.
Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration. Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Diamond again built expansion boards.
While the GUI accelerator was very capable, drivers from Diamond were rather buggy and were only revised a few times during the stealrh of the card. Please steallth improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names. They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Steatlh the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link from Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia.
They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s.