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. The company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for its Rio digital music player , which the Recording Industry Association of America claimed infringed copyrights; the Ninth Circuit deemed it to be a fair use , however, in RIAA v. This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond. The numbers had more than a random meaning. Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3D , by far the most popular S3 Virge-based board.
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Whereas the MonsterSound diamon was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy.
Diamond again built expansion boards.
They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface. However, as Viceo Windows gained market share and newer graphics products entered the market, it was later relegated to the cheaper, value-oriented products sttealth64 the SpeedStar branding was expanded to other products.
Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line. 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. 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.
Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies.
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It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects. 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.
The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. The company was vdeo 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.
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A special BIOS patch was released by Diamond for the Stealth II S which brought its clock speed up to the same level as the high-end Verite V chip, resulting in equal performance at a significantly lower price. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D viseo. Retrieved from ” https: The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio.
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. As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.
Monster Sound MX was ztealth64 as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration. 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.
It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players. The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards.
This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond.