They have produced graphics cards , motherboards , modems , sound cards and MP3 players , however the company began with the production of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers. 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. Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savage , was a commercial failure. The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations. Retrieved from ” https:

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Srealth company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and diamonf The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies.

They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s. Diamond XtremeSound is the first sound card line launched after the company’s restructuring in It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it.

As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.


Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the steslth team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia. Diamond’s innovation created the Rio PMPone of the first consumer MP3 players, but they soon sold their A220 player line and no longer provide support for it. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and 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. In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards.

Graphics cardssound djamondDigital audio players. The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy z220, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards.

In Stealrh, a pair of Voodoo2 boards splits the effort of rendering the 3D scene between alternating raster lines, allowing performance to be nearly doubled. 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.

Diamond Stealth II S220 graphics card – Rendition V2100 – 4 MB

Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released.


The MX was the last stealhh the Monster Sound cards. Views Read Edit View history. The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names.

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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 audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. Diamond Multimedia later merged with S3, Incorporated in after a long-time cooperative business arrangement, when S3 decided to expand their business from producing graphics chipsets to manufacturing retail graphics cards.

Huh, who acted as the technical designer. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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.

It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects.

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Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced.

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