Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. If you don’t mind dealing with a few headaches from the get-go, the Diamond Stealth II can really impress you. A nifty desktop utility and some shareware games on a CD? Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia. Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. The numbers had more than a random meaning. A quick restart into safe mode confirmed that the problem wasn’t because of a bad card, rather a refresh rate problem, setting the refresh rate in the Display control panel to Adapter Default instead of Optimum corrected the anomaly and allowed the system to boot properly.

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The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering.

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Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3Dby far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. Views Read Edit View history. The numbers had more than a random meaning. They were one of the major players in the 2D and early 3D graphics card competition throughout the s and early s. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Direct3D games played quite smoothly on the Stealth II, JediKnight was playable on even the Cyrix 6x86MX test system although the player’s screen did show signs of a sub 30fps frame rate at higher resolutions.

Diamond Stealth II S220 graphics card – Rendition V2100 – 4 MB

If you are looking for a powerful Pentium II system you are better off getting a Diamond Viper or FireGL card which will be better suited for your system, however if you are playing to the tune of a Socket-7 processor take a look at what the Stealth II can offer you for much stealtth than either of those two cards. The Diamond Stealht Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations.


Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound. Diamond’s InControl Tools 95 desktop utility was installed by default, a nice little utility that allows the user to have easy access to the Start Menu regardless of the position of multimediia mouse pointer.

Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line. This chip was rather slow and basic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type.

The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names. Monster Sound MX was advertised as being one of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration.

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. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

A nifty desktop utility and some shareware games on a CD? This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of multmiedia professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.

Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. Diamond Viper Resource Pageaccessed March Initially the Stealth line was Diamond’s high-end brand but transitioned to midrange after the Viper line was introduced.

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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. Inside the box you’ll find the standard “exciting game sampler CD-ROM” which is nothing more than 6 or 7 shareware demos designed to make you think that you’re getting much more than what you paid for, a fairly standard marketing tactic that unfortunately just leads to a desk cluttered with cheap shareware CD’s.


Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. Using the Beta GL drivers for the Verite chipset you can experience what some have called “Better than Voodoo” graphics in Quake 2, however at the time the tests were run on the Stealth II a Verite renderer was used which didn’t produce the high quality effects the BetaGL drivers managed to achieve such as colored lighting, etc In the middle of the Stealth line-up, Diamond chose to implement a numbering scheme to differentiate their cards.

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sttealth The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card. The first test system the Stealth II was used on was an AOpen AX6L Pentium II – system, upon the first reboot after installing the card and its drivers without removing the previous Millennium II drivers the system began to load the Windows 95 desktop immediately after which it switched the monitor into suspend mode.