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They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s.
Diamond Multimedia Monster 3d PCI 4mb Video Card
It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy.
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It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. This article needs additional citations for verification. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H.
The numbers had more than a random meaning. Views Read Edit View history. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and While the GUI accelerator was very capable, drivers from Diamond were rather buggy and were only revised a few times during the lifetime of the card. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savagewas a commercial failure.
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They have produced graphics 33dmotherboardsmodemssound cards and MP3 playershowever the company began with the production of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers.
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.
As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core. Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board.
Only the bundled player software 4bm use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card. Diamond XtremeSound is the djamond sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities.
The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. However, as Microsoft Windows gained market share and newer graphics products entered the market, it was later relegated to the cheaper, value-oriented products and the SpeedStar branding was expanded to other products.
Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March Retrieved from ” https: 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.
The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio. Specifically, they tell monsster buyer the card’s memory amount and type. Windows 98 ,onster 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. 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.
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It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects. The original Monster Sound card was distinct in this regard, but also controversial because it possessed poor DOS game compatibility [ citation needed ciamond which was still critical at the time.
If the first 4mbb was 2then the card used standard DRAM. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy.
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