The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations. 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 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. Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3D , by far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. Windows 98 or 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. This opens up a few new pathways that can be beneficial to the buyer in the end.
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: Diamond Multimedia Viper V AGP Graphics Card: Electronics
They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface. What it means is that, A diamond product will never be a wrong choice. The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names.
Click here to find lowest prices on this product. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Still a good buy, it’s main attraction will be that, it’s a Diamond Product, and because of it’s ease of use. I especially noticed the difference when playing Outcast. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card.
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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips.
Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March However, since TV-out and digital panel ports are not really sought after items in the local context, it makes no difference to making a decision on whether to throw in a couple of hundred dollars to get this baby.
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Diamond Viper V770 graphics card – TNT2 Ultra – 32 MB
Although this makes v770d for Diamond, it prevents the detection of the equivalent reference driver revision which the V Ultra drivers are based on. The move paralleled the 3dfx purchase of STB Systemsduamond changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated graphics vendor and direct competitor to S3.
So the quality of the Ultra TNT2 cards must be absolutely terrifying. Performance difference on DiamondV ultra matched with Voodoo3 [ Click to enlarge ]. Diamond again built expansion boards. The installation CD packaged with the card fired up the classic Diamond installation screen, and the trip from there was very simple.
Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and These kits bundled a ‘feature reduced’ several pin headers and other parts not installed full length PCI MPEG2 analog overlay decoder card made by divion.
This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Soon enough, Diamond had pre-orders worked out with Electronics Boutique and offered diakond take pre-orders for the card on their page as well.
Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Item is in your Cart. Diamond’s primary goal here is to make sure that they aren’t any worse off without the backing of 3dfx’s high powered chips. 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 is still an excellent performer and a good all round card. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.