Diamond is gestart met de levering van z'n nieuwe Viper V770 (TNT2) en Stealth III S540 (Savage4) videokaarten.
Een stuk uit de press release over de Stealth III S540:
Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIMD), a leader in PC multimedia and Internet connectivity, today announced the imminent shipment of the company’s newest addition to the Stealth graphics accelerator product line—the Stealth III S540. Based on S3’s Savage4 processor, Diamond’s new Stealth III S540 features 32MB of on-board memory, Intel-validated AGP 4x support, S3 texture compression (S3TC) and hardware-accelerated digital video playback. These advanced features coupled with a low-retail price point enable mainstream PC users and gamers to enjoy impressively sharper images and realistic textures while working and playing on their PC. Diamond Multimedia's new Stealth III S540 graphics accelerator will begin shipping next week at an U.S. estimated retail price (ERP) of $129.95. The retail Stealth III S540 configuration can be purchased through major retailers, including Babbages, Best Buy, CompUSA, and Electronics Boutique, as well as from on-line retailers including Diamond's own Online Store at http://www.diamondmm.com/where-to-buy/online-store//. A 16MB-version of the Stealth III S540 is also available for system integrators and OEMs. “Diamond Multimedia continuously pushes the mark on powerful 3D graphics solutions while maintaining a price point that is affordable for mainsteam PC users,” said Scott Vouri, vice president and general manager of Diamond’s Multimedia Division. “People who use demanding business applications, play 3D games, surf graphic-intensive websites and need the combination of 32MB on-board memory and impressive 2D/3D acceleration capabilities provided by Diamond’s new Stealth III S540.” [break]...en nog wat geblah over de Viper V770:[/break] Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIMD), a leader in PC multimedia and Internet connectivity, today announced the availability of the company’s much-anticipated, high-performance Viper V770 graphics accelerators. Featuring the latest advancements in 3D graphics technology, Diamond’s new Viper V770 series comes powered by NVIDIA's RIVA TNT2™ graphics engines to deliver optimal visual quality and increased speed for today's hottest 3D gaming and business applications. Diamond Multimedia's new Viper V770 is shipping to worldwide retailers, OEMs and systems integrators this week at a U.S. estimated retail price (ERP) of $199.95. The Viper V770 Ultra graphics accelerator, based on the RIVA TNT2 Ultra chip, is scheduled to ship later this month at a U.S. ERP of $249.95. [...]The Viper V770 graphics accelerator will ship with default speeds of 125MHz engine clock speed and 150MHz memory clock speed. The Viper V770 Ultra graphics accelerator will ship with default speeds of 150MHz engine clock speed and 183MHz memory clock speed and with the company’s InControl Tools 99 3D Turbo Gauge feature gives the user the option to overclock the engine and/or memory clock speeds, based on their individual system configuration—up to 175/200MHz. The Viper V770 Ultra includes an active cooling fan for added stability at higher clock speeds.