In fact, this is one of the easist installation steps that i have done compared to other numerous graphic cards. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. V 3D Mark99 Overall Score. Viper ultra 3DMark99 Reference Shots Comments Game-1 Picture quality was near perfect except that it wasn’t really as smooth as i expected it to be. Why would a feature like that be provided and not a standard clock for all programs? The combination of those two factors placed the Viper V at the top of everyone’s wish list, simply because it was beyond the fastest thing the market had ever seen. This page was last edited on 8 November , at

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Performance and User-friendly configuration won my heart.

Diamond Multimedia

Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Diamonv 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. Retrieved from ” https: Windows 98 or 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. Reconfiguring the card to work at normal speed might have to be done to each profile.

Performance difference on DiamondV ultra matched with Voodoo3 [ Click to enlarge ].

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Diamond MultimediaF. The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio. The inclusion of InControls 99 means that diamonnd can easily overclock a TNT2 card without fiddling with messy jumpers or dip switches or whatever. Bundled with diamond’s InControls 00 software, configuration is easy and straight forward.


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In the Diamond V ultra’s case, things were still the same. Whereas the MonsterSound lineup was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful.

Would it be faster or at least comparable to the ultimate Spectra ? The Legend of Diamond Multimedia has continued and they have produced yet another card with astonishing performance. If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. When diamond V came out into the market, there were not much competitors to compare it with.

The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names. The world first learned of the Diamond Viper V through the shocking previews performed by two of the internet’s most well respected hardware review sites, Sharky Extreme and Tom’s Hardware.

In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards. DB analog monitor connector Drivers Windows.

On the whole, the Viper V did not disappoint. The numbers had more than a random meaning.

The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. They have produced graphics cardsmotherboardsmodemssound cards and MP3 playershowever the company began with the production of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers.

Viper ultra 3DMark99 Reference Shots Comments Game-1 Picture quality was near perfect except that it wasn’t really as smooth as i expected it to be.


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. The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering.

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.

The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards. However, one problem you might face in the long run is that when you have too many games and applications installed, it might seem confusing to have so many profiles, one for each.

As we can see from the picture, the board is cleanly designed, typical of other Diamond products.

Diamond Viper V RivaTNT2 ultra Series

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. V Final Reality Performance. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. MS DirectX Version 6.

Still the lineup consisted of multiimedia capable cards. Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card.