Once you’ve tweaked up your brightness a bit, all is very tasty. You can’t use your TV and monitor simultaneously, though, and the TV Out part of the V driver is deeply flaky, with controls you can’t use, and an “on” button that only seems to work once per Windows session. Moreover, it would only be available for AGP users. The results are based on a 2nd driver update sen t to me which has slight improvements and bug fixes over the retail driver. No matter how fast your processor, you’re not going to get much more than 35 frames per second on average out of a Voodoo 1 when you’re running games like Quake 2; the newer graphics chipsets are much better suited to modern CPUs. If you’re after lightning fast 2D and 3D graphics for serious applications and games, there are presently a few options open to you.

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Current motherboards have “Flash upgradable” BIOS chips, that let you upgrade the basic motherboard dlamond software by uploading a new BIOS version into the chip with a special program. And if you absolutely positively must have frame rate above all else, then Voodoo 2 Scan Line Interleave SLIwith two cards in the one machine, is for you, and nothing else will do. Saving both slot space and your pocket.

Diamond Multimedia – Wikipedia

Recently, in the PC Hardware Industry, we became acquainted with the “rules” of this game with the wave of 3Dfx Voodoo2 based accelerators that hit the gaming industry like a storm. The reason for this could be directly attributed to the closeness by which manufacturers followed what is known as the reference design for their Voodoo2 boards.


This is significant for gaming, because running your games in 24 bit mode may be prettier, but will be slower. Diamond again built expansion boards.

The dlamond has a lineage going back to Supra, Inc. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

The new drivers also support the extra 3D instructions in such processors as the AMD K and the Intel Pentium III; I don’t have such a processor to test, and initial reports of the actual results are unexciting. The big black square is the heatsink over the diamohd processor chip. What you see isn’t always what you get. Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced. Built on a 0.

For Quake 2, by is as high as I’d care to go on my MHz machine. She also gave a price break and I needed a W-9 form to set Saitech as a vendor in our system which she provided very quickly.

Very Good Average Fair Poor. If I were someone who does not diamoond much about computers, I would have a hard time searching for the manual and the needed info.

Diamond Viper V550 SDR PCI 16MB TV

Since the disc manual doesn’t actually contain any useful troubleshooting information, it wouldn’t help to have it on paper. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. The price was very good and the boards arrived earlier than promised.

The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards. Direct3D games choose their own colour depth, dixmond may or may not be switchable between 16 and 24 bit mode.


The latest news diaond of a “pre-beta” uh, that would be an alpha, right? The 3D Features are: The Diamond drivers offer only basic display controls. Even a MHz machine will produce low-ish Quake 2 framerates in by or by The platform-independent 3D graphics interface standard, with v5550 flavours developed by Silicon Graphics and Microsoft. Games with funkier engines that do fog mixing and similar tricks benefit more visually from 24 bit, but since going for 16 bit will let you run a higher resolution at the same speed, most gamers opt for fewer colours.

You are djamond about a product that is yet to be launch even in US. The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards.

Diamond Viper V550

The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time.

With little room for expansion in terms of performance, manufacturers had to resort to the bare essentials and basics to get their products to sell over the competition Installation is similar to most Video cards. As of Septemberthus long after that business, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core.