See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab. 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. A Voodoo2, or any other chipset which has two separate texture processors can render that surface in a single pass as in a single pass of a brush from the example above while a Banshee, or any other chipset which only has a single texture processor, must make two passes as in two strokes of a brush to render the entire surface. Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound.

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The MX was the fusiom of the Monster Sound cards. Diamond, being the big supporter of 3dfx, was ready at the launch with their Banshee based Monster Fusion. The Voodoo2 also brought the possibility of using two cards in a single system using a technique called Scan Line Interleaving aka SLI to almost double the performance.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3.


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. This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options.

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Have one to sell? 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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multimesia If you are used to a Matrox or maybe even a high end Number 9 2D accelerator on a 17″ monitor you may want to try the Banshee out on your system before making any final judgements as to the course of your purchasing decision.

Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Diamond altered the PCB reference design fussion labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding Fiamond quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time.


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Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. For GUI environments such as Windows, the Viper cards used a 16bm graphics co-processor which accelerated many drawing functions and performed very well for its time.

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Diamond Monster Fusion

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

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. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Diamond again built expansion boards. Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy.

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