MS Windows 98 Build 4. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. Views Read Edit View history. It seems that I have to open one end to get the video card and the other end to the manuals and CDs, nothing difficult if the card is yours, since you simply rip open the package, something difficult for me since this is merely a loan! Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy.

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Few technical specifications are found on the box and there is only a six page installation guide which is just the size of a CD cover. These are the contents of the package: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies.

Diamond Multimedia, a company reknown for its multimedia products has a new addition to its Stealth family. Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics.

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The Monster3D line was based on 3dfx Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 chips which did not contain a 2D engine, requiring a separate VGA card connected externally using a pass-through cable. 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. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never diakond.

As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.

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Although the benchmarks do not show the RIVA TNT scorching ahead of the Savage4, it is quite enough to prove that S3 still hasn’t got what it takes to compete in the high-end video card sector yet. Retrieved from ” https: The company was founded by Chong Stealtth Lee and H.


These kits bundled dimaond ‘feature reduced’ several pin headers and other parts not installed full length PCI MPEG2 analog overlay decoder card made by divion. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it.

TV-In would be nice although it is not exactly a must. The first thing you would notice about the cards is the lack of a fan. I guess this feature was meant for convenience, but since we all are so used to clicking the Start button, won’t uii become redundant? Final Reality has quite a nice set of screenshots during testing, unfortunately, telling the image quality between the RIVA TNT chipset against the S is very much like telling the difference between the two ants crawling across my table right now!

While it may not be of importance to most users, TV-Out was certainly a must for me when I consider buying a siamond card, because my TV is not too s5200 away from where my computer is placed and playing games on a 29″ Toshiba screen sure beats a Viewsonic 15″ anytime!

Windows 98 or 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. However, as Microsoft Windows gained market share and newer graphics products entered the market, it was steaalth relegated to the cheaper, value-oriented products and the SpeedStar branding was expanded to other products. Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card.

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It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects. Installation of the S is basically peanuts like installing any diamojd, simply slide it in and fasten the screw!


InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. Still the lineup consisted of several capable cards.

The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. I’m sure many BH6 owners would also gripe about this, definitely more so for us testers. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team xtealth the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.

Diamond again built expansion boards. These are some of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications!

They have produced graphics cardsmotherboardsmodemssound cards and MP3 playershowever the company began with the diamod of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers. Diamond needs to spend more time re-considering that feature! Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line. 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.

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