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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released. It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. Unfortunately the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy. 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. 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.

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Like the Diamond tradition, the S is “manual-less”. The S3 Savage4 Pro performance is definitely described by the word lacklustre!

For the uninitiated, Mira is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, so it’s not some unknown brand.

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I guess this feature was meant for convenience, but since we all are so used to clicking the Start button, won’t it become iiii Done x for all tests, Wintune and 3D Winbench. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM.

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They have produced graphics cardsmotherboardsmodemssound cards and MP3 playershowever the company began iio the production of the TrackStar, a PC add-on card which emulated Apple II computers.

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The company was founded by Chong Moon Lee and H. Diamond Multimedia later merged with S3, Incorporated in after a long-time cooperative business arrangement, when S3 decided to expand their business from producing graphics chipsets to manufacturing retail graphics cards.

Few technical specifications are found on the box and there is only a six page installation guide which is just the size stealh a CD cover. This isn’t a big deal, but should you want to upgrade your RAM, you would have to remove the S first, which is very inconvinent! The default Diamond applications started up together a520 the system and the most annoying thing about it is whenever you left click on a blank portion of the desktop, the Windows 98 Start Menu pops up.

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Monster Sound MX was advertised as being diamonv of the first sound cards with hardware MP3 decoding acceleration. 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!

It was also somewhat complicated to make use of the MP3 acceleration because special software was needed to use it. The memory chips being used is the Mira 7ns type. These kits bundled a ‘feature reduced’ several pin headers and other parts not installed full length PCI MPEG2 analog overlay decoder card made by divion.

Nevertheless, the most obvious difference was the slightly brighter graphics.

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. They are a slightly newer product with the ‘Navigator’ player software having a cleaner user interface. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, the first major product after the merger, branded as the S3 Savagewas a commercial failure.

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Diamond Multimedia is an American company that specializes in many forms of multimedia technology. The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and The series was highly successful as stealthh Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 chipsets introduced consumer-grade 3D graphics into iil PC and arcade markets, whereas such capabilities had previously been present primarily in very high-end CAD and graphic design workstations.

Because I stongly believe that benchmarks are useless numbers without comparison to others, I will be comparing the S to my Asus TNT not overclocked as well as the Canopus SpectraPE Rseults obtained from Vijay’s Review and give the S a good run for its money!

Measured in Reality Marks. It’s redundant if you ask me.

It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. First Impressions Following the Diamond tradition, the S comes iii a huge box that bears an attractive cover design, it is also nice to know that Diamond actually hires a designer to design the box, not getting their engineers to do the job, a fine tradition that is worth keeping.

I would have loved to push this card a little higher and see some results! 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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