Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia. The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. 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. The move paralleled the 3dfx purchase of STB Systems , which changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated graphics vendor and direct competitor to S3. It 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. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations.
Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. 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.
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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. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. The move paralleled the 3dfx purchase of STB Systemswhich changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated graphics vendor and direct competitor to S3.
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They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface. Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. 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. This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3.
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The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. 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.
Diamond again built expansion boards. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H.
The numbers had more than a random meaning. If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savagewas a commercial failure. It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects. Huh, who acted as the technical designer. Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in Lci the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy.
The original Monster Sound card was distinct in this regard, but also controversial because it possessed poor DOS game moonster [ citation needed ] which was still critical at the time. 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. The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards.
Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation monstee card. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. 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. Diamond MultimediaF.
Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board.