Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. Diamond’s innovation created the Rio PMP , one of the first consumer MP3 players, but they soon sold their MP3 player line and no longer provide support for it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savage , was a commercial failure.

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Huh, who acted as the technical designer. 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 sealth64. Windows 98 or 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. Diamond Multimedia later merged with S3, Incorporated in vidso a long-time cooperative business arrangement, when S3 decided to expand their business from videk graphics chipsets to manufacturing retail graphics cards.

The original Monster Sound card was distinct in this regard, but also controversial because it possessed poor DOS game compatibility [ citation needed ] which was still critical at the time.

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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. Still the lineup consisted of several capable cards. The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names.


The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia.

The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the sfealth64.

Diamond again built expansion boards. Views Read Edit View history. The shealth64 and player software for these are vidwo compatible with the DVD and 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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Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3. The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first siamond card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations. Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration.


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Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards.

The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. 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. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released.

It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. 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.

Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.