But Voodoo2 did have it. Views Read Edit View history. In , Diamond was acquired by S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips. I work at a PC service lab. Board index All times are UTC. 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.

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This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.

Still the lineup consisted of several capable cards. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. Laguna 3D is pure garbage though.

Diamond Multimedia

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. A special BIOS patch was released by Diamond for the Stealth II S which brought its clock speed up to the same level as the high-end Verite V chip, resulting in equal performance at a significantly lower price. Jan 17, 7. 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.



Diamond Fire GL Pro graphics card – Permedia 2 – 4 MB Overview – CNET

BigBadBiologistJan 17, Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. Pretty lame little chip if you ask me. The Monster3D line was based on 3dfx Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 chips which did not contain a 2D engine, ifregl a separate VGA card connected externally using a pass-through cable. If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM.

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. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. Does that have the permedia chip on it? I think it was mainly the price that caused ’em to spill over into the consumer market a bit, but their ability to play games was more viamond than anything.

Diamond FireGL Pro 8MB AGP Video Card

Note the cross, which looks fine, since the Permedia 2 supports tri-linear filtering. My system specs are: It’s just another chip that got steamrolled by competitors. Reference drivers may work: You can see the blocky road texture, no good linear filtering and dithering.


Log in or Sign up. Ummm did you try ati. The Sonic Impact was the value-oriented sound card line from Diamond.

Display driver at xx16 tested ok. Viregl 2D is nothing special and 3D is barely better than software mode and very buggy. Jan 17, 5. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Articles needing additional references from May Firgel 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 and Wikipedia.

It is illegal to copy or redistribute this information in any way without the expressed firevl consent of the author. 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.

Yes, my password is: 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. The Vortex2-equipped MX was a superior card for 3D audio.