Diamond heeft twee nieuwe videoplankjes aangekondigd, beide gebouwd rondom de Savage4 chipset van grote vriend S3. Hier heb je de soep uit de press release:
Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIMD - news), a leader in PC multimedia and Internet connectivity, today announced shipment of the company's most recent in value-priced graphics accelerators.
Diamond's new Stealth III S540 Xtreme, powered with S3 Incorporated's (Nasdaq: SIII - news) Savage4 Xtreme chip, features the combination of S3's leading innovations and Diamond's prestigious board technology. Diamond Multimedia's Stealth III S540 Xtreme is the first graphics accelerator of its kind to feature S3's texture compression (S3TC) technology, 32MB of onboard memory with 166 MHz memory and 160MHz engine clockspeeds at a $99.00 U.S. estimated retail price (ERP) price point based on a $30.00 rebate.
Diamond is also shipping the SpeedStar A90 graphics accelerator powered by S3's Savage4 Pro+ processor offiering a feature-rich graphics solution to system integrators and OEM's . ``It's unbelievable performance for the price!'' said Scott Vouri, vice president and general manager of the Multimedia Division at Diamond. We are shipping possibly the first high-performing graphics accelerator with amazing resolution capabilities and clockspeeds priced below $100.00. With the Stealth III S540 Xtreme PC consumers no longer have to sacrifice quality graphics enhancements for value-sensitive pricing.``
Diamond's Stealth III S540 Xtreme
Diamond's Stealth III S540 Xtreme is equipped with 128-bit processing-power, 166Mhz memory and 160Mhz engine clock, and 32 MB of system memory, as well as support for texture maps up to 2048x2048 to deliver high-performance for graphic intensive business applications and computer gaming,. The Stealth III S540 Xtreme is capable of performing single-pass multi texturing, 32-bit rendering, up to 1920 x 1440 resolution support and stencil buffering with AGP 4X backward compatibility. Additionally the Stealth III S540 Xtreme's hardware accelerated DVD playback with included DVD software application enables motion compensation and sub-picture alpha blending for awesome theater-quality video entertainment.
``Enabled with the Savage4 Xtreme processor, we are excited that Diamond's Stealth III S540 Xtreme is now available to the consumer'', said Michael Buchanan, director of Desktop Marketing for S3 Incorporated. ``The Stealth III S540 Xtreme delivers high resolutions and clockspeeds capable of running graphic-intensive applications at a high frame rate without compromising stability. Combined with S3TC, the Stealth III S540 Xtreme is a top to bottom solution normally expected from expensive, high-end boards attractively priced for the mainstream consumer. ''
The SpeedStar A90 Now Available To System Integrators
Diamond Multimedia also announced shipment of its Diamond's Speedstar A90 graphics accelerator, designed for cost-conscious system integrators. The SpeedStar A90 , based on the S3 Savage4 Pro+ chipset, integrates 16MB of 125MHz SDRAM memory, 128-bit processing, up to AGP 4X support, and features hardware motion compensation for video playback.
Hopelijk hebben ze die op de SiS-nogwat chipset gebaseerde Speedstar A50 en A70 3D decellerators er nu ook uit geflipt, van die dingen zijn echt traaaaaaag.