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. The company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for its Rio digital music player , which the Recording Industry Association of America claimed infringed copyrights; the Ninth Circuit deemed it to be a fair use , however, in RIAA v. If you’ve got a fast CPU, the TNT chipset gives you very fast, very good-looking 3D, 2D far faster than anyone needs, and supports ludicrously high resolutions. Motorhead is a superb example of the Lens Flares ‘R’ Us school of computer graphics and, to my mind, fatally flawed by having cars that do not have guns on them and, indeed, cannot actually be destroyed. Diamond again built expansion boards. 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. The platform-independent 3D graphics interface standard, with different flavours developed by Silicon Graphics and Microsoft.

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Perhaps even more impressive was how quickly the item arrived in Australia. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. Some, like Incoming, come in different versions for different colour depths.

The box design is a notch above the former aircraft found on the Viper V Fremont SE by Portola Dimensional. TNT will be my pick as it rivalled and excelled even better than a single Voodoo 2.

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Huh, who acted as the technical designer. 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. But they’re really all much the same.


The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. It requires only the BEST to work with. It must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate. MS Windows 98 Build 4. With your television showing you only by or so and no more than 25 frames per second, you might as well be using a Voodoo 1 card like Canopus’ Pure3D, which also has video out.

Software Along with the usual collection of game demos and low-powered graphics software, the V comes with Gremlin Interactive’s race game Motorhead. That’s not a good thing, though.

Review: Diamond Viper V graphics card

In the higher resolutions and bit depths remember, Voodoo cards can’t even do 32 bit colour in 3D the V’s score on the Massive1 multiplayer demo is close to its score on the standard demo2 test, and its minimum framerate, as reflected by the brutal Crusher demo, is also right up there. Monstrous resolutions at high refresh rates, better-than-Voodoo 2 performance in the same graphics modes, support for higher resolutions at useful speeds on quite affordable processors – I think we have a winner.

Adjusting the “gamma” of an image or of an image acquisition device gives v55 a way of brightening or darkening without losing as much detail as a straight brightness adjustment. Different people have different thresholds of annoyance when it comes to screen flicker, but staring at a 60Hz screen all day is an unpleasant experience for pretty much anyone.

The Viper V Viperization Experience. As of Septemberthus long after that fiamond, Diamond was also preparing a new video card, based on the latest-generation R graphics core. Comments or suggestions, please direct to usand check out how you can advertise with us and target your products and service to computer buyers.


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. And we’re not talking low- depth flickervision, here; by can be yours in 32 bit colour and with an 85Hz refresh rate. And packed with a more powerful brain that G can’t cope with.

The image quality difference is not a large one; in Quake 2 you have to look hard to see the vague banding on walls in order to tell you’re in 16 bit mode, and in a real game you don’t have much time for that. There are still some of you who do not know that the current shipment is based on a.

A snake looks-a-like roller coaster creature is the main attraction here. If you remember the comparison between virtually any two Voodoo2 accelerators, it usually came down to a comparison of software bundles or drivers. Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. The chip is touching hot when used for more than 10 mins. The architecture of the NV1 predates the Microsoft Direct3D philosophy and, as such, game compatibility was a problem with the Diamond Edge boards.

In both 16 bit and 32 bit modes, the V delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D graphics.

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 c550 about acquired by Diamond.