The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy. This chip was rather slow and basic. This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3. Growth in the add-on sound card market, also an ongoing Diamond business, was tempered by the bankruptcy of Aureal Semiconductor and subsequent asset purchase by vertically-integrated Creative Technologies. Diamond again built expansion boards.
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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.
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 brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc.
Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. The numbers had more than a random meaning. Views Read Edit View history. For GUI environments such as Windows, the Viper cards used a Diamnod graphics co-processor which accelerated many drawing functions and performed very well for its time.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.
This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3. Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March 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.
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Mobster Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from ” https: The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and M4b instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line.
Notable members of the Stealth family mobster been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. 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.
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. Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card.
They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s.
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It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software monstr needed to use it. Diamond’s innovation created the Rio PMPone of the first consumer MP3 players, but they soon sold their MP3 player line and no longer provide support for it.
Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link from Wikidata Official website different in Wikidata 3x Wikipedia.
The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards.
Diamond again built expansion boards. Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players.
The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. This article needs additional citations for verification.