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Huh, who acted as the technical designer. 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.
InDiamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator diamone.
Whereas the MonsterSound lineup was targeted at no-holds-barred gamers, the Sonic Impact cards were more generally aimed, and were cheaper and less powerful.
Diamond MultimediaF. Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. The company was the 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.
As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound.
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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. The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond. Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players.
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Diamond’s innovation created the Rio PMPone of the first consumer MP3 players, but they soon sold stralth64 MP3 player line and no longer provide support for it. 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 dkamond direct competitor to S3.
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Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card.
Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration. 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. 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.
Diamond again built expansion boards. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savagewas a commercial failure.
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The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names. If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a 3. Still the lineup consisted of several capable cards.
The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. This article needs additional citations for verification.