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. I gave 5 stars based on the quality of customer service. Cards that do more than 24 bit use the extra bits for mixing channels and other funky stuff – 24 bit is more colours than the eye can discern already. What do you get with the Riva TNT? The TNT chipset supports 3D, Z-Buffered, resolutions of up to x and, like the Matrox G, does support bit rendering giving it a slight visual advantage over 3Dfx’s Voodoo2 chipset. That’s the main reason why 21 inch televisions are so very much cheaper than 21 inch computer monitors. InControl Tools has no Vspecific features; it lets you switch screen resolution and colour depth quickly, but there are umpteen programs that do that.

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Diamond Viper V550 SDR PCI 16MB TV

Diiamond it gives you a bad taste in your mouth to know that someone, somewhere, has a faster graphics card than you, feel free to nitpick the stats. If you’re after lightning fast 2D and 3D graphics for serious applications and games, there are dixmond a few options open to you. The line later included chipsets with combined 2D and 3D capabilities. What TNT means is that it has the ability to process data with 2 texel engine instead of just one.

Diamond Viper V550 graphics card – Riva TNT – 16 MB Series

If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. Unfortunately the chip itself was not diamonc functional and the drivers were very buggy. The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names.


If you remember the comparison between virtually any two Voodoo2 accelerators, it usually came down to a comparison of software bundles or drivers. That’s the main reason why 21 inch televisions are so very much cheaper than 21 inch computer monitors. 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 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.

Diamlnd expensive Drivers still not perfect.

Since the disc manual doesn’t actually contain any useful troubleshooting information, it wouldn’t help to have it on paper. But it’s undeniably gorgeous, runs blisteringly quickly on the TNT, can be ciamond up as a simple arcade racer or a highly challenging single or multiplayer experience with quite realistic handling, and generally shows off the power of the card like nobody’s business.

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.

Hardware :: Video Cards :: Diamond Viper V SDR PCI 16MB TV –

However, if you own a slower system, it would not be such a good idea to get this card, as you will not be able to bring out its full potential. Short for Tex ture El ement.

We’ve already seen what Canopus can do with diamohd Riva TNT Chipset, so let’s see where Diamond draws the line and let’s see if they accomplish their goal in convincing some of dkamond to purchase the Viper V over the competition.

Limited and slow Direct3D-supporting drivers did eventually show up, but performance was inadequate and buggy. So it’s not just a show pony; work it hard and it won’t bog down. Saitech really helped us out of a jamb! And we managed to get it here for you.


Diamond Viper V graphics card – Riva TNT – 16 MB Overview – CNET

But you still want 75Hz or so, if you can get it. Game-playing owners of Matrox G based cards presently have a deep and abiding loathing for driver programmers who take their own sweet time to do their job. Firstly, Diamond should really consider adding a heatsink to the chip. I won’t elaborate on this mentioned issue but on something more special Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and 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.

Hopefully will be able to do it soon. The MX was the last of the Monster Sound cards.

According to the first press releases directly from nVidia, the Riva TNT chipset was supposed to be manufactured using a 0. This card connected to the VGA card with an external passthrough cable, a v5550.

It must also do it at a reasonable refresh rate. Thank you from EWay hardware company in Taiwan. They have produced graphics cardsmotherboardsmodemssound cards and MP3 playershowever the company began with the production of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers.

Diamond instead used ESS’s less powerful chips to continue the line.