When S3 finally returned to the scene looking for their old pals at Diamond to welcome them back with open arms, the bitter rejection of S3’s at the time flagship Savage3D design by Diamond put the once gigantic video manufacturer in their place, back at the drawing boards. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diamond Multimedia. 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. Well, I did not try plucking the heatsink off the Savage4 chip, but I guess that the heatsink is bonded by the normal paste like grey thermal compound, not like others which are bonded by adhesive so strong they could survive an earthquake intact! 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.
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The company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for atii 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.
This time around, armed with the Savage4, and stepping in right as Diamond’s former companion, 3dfx, stepped out, S3 is ready to make amends and get their name back into the eyes of the public.
The next most important thing that the S lacks would be a TV-Out function. From Wikipedia, the free tai. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. Quake 3 Arena Test xx Or should Diamond stick to selling off ii rest of their unsold Voodoo2 inventory before exploring a daring move like the Savage4? The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards. Something else woth mentioning dtealth that the contents of the box were pretty firm and didn’t rattle about as I brought it home.
Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card. Dimind only real difference between the regular and Pro models is that the Pro allows for a memory clock of MHz, while both solutions offer core clock frequencies of MHz. I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results!
How Does This Board Perform? Let’s look at our game benchmark test suite and find out. I wonder if this is Diamond’s intepretation of saving paper???
This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Within the huge S box, lies a packet, containing the manuals and the card wrapped in an electrostatic bag divided into 2 levels. Most of us are familiar with Savage4 based graphics products. The Installation, Driver features and Programs.
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If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. The most simplest way iji be to attach a fan by means of screws, you know, re-use those fans that have been sitting in the storeroom since errr While it may not be of importance to most users, TV-Out was certainly a must for me when I consider buying a video card, because my TV is not too far away from where my computer is placed and playing games on a 29″ Toshiba screen sure beats a Viewsonic 15″ anytime!
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Well, I did not try plucking the heatsink off the Savage4 chip, but I guess that the heatsink is bonded by the normal paste like grey thermal compound, not like others which are bonded by adhesive so strong they could survive an earthquake intact! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Measured in Reality Marks.
It seems that I have to open one end to get the video card and the other end to the manuals and CDs, nothing iii if the card is yours, since you simply rip open the package, something difficult for me since this is merely a loan! Log in Don’t have an account?
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Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. Otherwise it was technically identical to the original Monster Sound. IBM puts Linux on laptop. While the GUI accelerator was very capable, drivers from Diamond were rather buggy and were only revised a few times zti the lifetime of the card. These are the contents of the package: Expendable Demo xx32 Page 9: