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Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. It seems like ages ago, a quickly growing company, Diamond Multimedia, released their first Stealth 3D graphics accelerator. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. Measured in Reality Marks Benchmark Comments. Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data.

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InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H.

These are the contents of the package: For the uninitiated, Mira is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, so it’s not some unknown brand. Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards. The Monster3D line dimohd 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.

TV-In would be nice although it is not exactly a must. However if you intend to use TV out uii for bragging to your friends “Oh, I’ve got a Sony 29” monitor at home!

MS Windows 98 Build 4. Despite that, the loading time of games like NFS3 and Half-Life is very fast and atj gameplay the S feels smooth and no freezes whatsoever! According dtealth Vijay’s tests the Spectra manages 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.


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Diamond Stealth III S Xtreme Review

TV-In would definitely make the S stand out of its competitors and although that adds a few more dollars to the cost, I think it’s defnitely a worthwhile choice! Or should Diamond stick to selling off the rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4?

Also, the card was nicely detected and within several reboots I had the S running benchmarks, proving its ease of setting up! Shogo xx16 Fortress Page 5: These are some of my first impressions on opening the box, hehe, so without further ado, let’s continue with the Technical Specifications! They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s.

The core also was un-overclockable as that portion was shaded in the PowerStrip options In other words, disabled. I’m sure many BH6 owners would also gripe about this, definitely more so for us testers. Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL Page Still the lineup consisted of several capable cards.

Diamond Stealth III S540 32mb VGA AGP Video Card S3 Savage 4 Pro Vintage

The brand has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics.


Definitely not a buy for 3D intensive gamers! After all the hype of the upcoming “high-end” graphics cards, we feel that we should also look into the important area of the low and medium ranged graphic boards. Views Iui Edit View history.

Diamond Stealth III S Savage4 Pro

Final Reality has quite a nice set of screenshots during sttealth, unfortunately, telling the image quality between the RIVA TNT chipset against the S is very much like telling the difference between the two ants crawling across my table right now!

This isn’t a big deal, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S first, which is very inconvinent! Descent 3 xx16 OpenGL. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type.

TV-Out No TV-Out is minor issue to most users, however it matters if you are an avid gamer and buy things like wireless stea,th and invest heavily on a nice flat TV!