Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. Is Quake 2 your game? A few diagrams would have been nice, but the quick installation guide packaged with the Stealth II will have to suffice, consider the card a word document which basically says: Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in As of September , thus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.

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This chip was rather slow and basic.

Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players. 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Diamond is here to disprove that belief, armed with Rendition’s new Verite chipset and killer performance Diamond’s Stealth Multimfdia 3D offers the most bang for your buck.

Huh, who acted as the technical designer.

Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. When the 3D engine was called into use, the 3dfx-based card would disconnect the 2D pass-through signal and begin driving the display directly. Direct3D games played quite smoothly on the Stealth II, JediKnight was playable on even the Cyrix 6x86MX test system although the player’s screen did show signs of a sub 30fps frame rate at higher resolutions.


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. A quick restart into safe mode confirmed that the problem wasn’t because of a bad card, rather a refresh rate problem, setting the refresh rate in the Display control panel to Adapter Default instead of Optimum corrected the anomaly and allowed the system to boot properly.

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Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. Video Card Specifications Interface: Inside the box you’ll find the standard “exciting game sampler CD-ROM” which is nothing more than 6 or 7 shareware demos designed to make you think that you’re getting much more than what you paid for, a fairly standard marketing tactic that unfortunately just leads to a desk cluttered with cheap shareware CD’s.

It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2.

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. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Multimediz was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects.

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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. If you are looking for a powerful Pentium II system you are better off diamonnd a Diamond Viper or FireGL card which will diamonr better suited for your system, however if you are playing to the tune of a Socket-7 processor take diamondd look at what the Stealth II can offer you for much less than either of those two cards.


Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. 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. For GUI environments such as Windows, the Viper cards used a Weitek graphics co-processor which accelerated many drawing functions and performed very well for its time.

Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia. Index Features The Test. Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. Using the Beta GL drivers for the Verite chipset you can experience what some have called “Better than Voodoo” graphics in Quake 2, however at the time the tests were run on the Stealth II a Verite renderer was used which didn’t produce the high quality effects the BetaGL drivers managed to achieve such as colored lighting, etc A few diagrams would have been nice, but the quick installation guide packaged with the Stealth II will have to suffice, consider the card a word document which basically says: