Thus, the Monster Sound MX came to see the light of day. Graphics cards , sound cards , Digital audio players. Notable members of the Stealth family have been the Diamond Stealth 3D , by far the most popular S3 Virge-based board. It was a good year. Buyers may be subject to additional charges for customs clearance. We will ship the United Kingdom green service, aging about days to reach. I’ve been looking for Vortex2 cards myself, and was reluctant to buy any of the clone cards.

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Retrieved from ” https: Even using the older A3D games like Monstef Zone, you can still feel quite a bit of different. The numbering scheme confused many people since Diamond just renamed current cards with new names.

SONICblue Diamond Monster Sound PCI (90010041) Sound Card

Turned out it was. Monsyer one to sell? Works great with a DB and sounds good. The audio engine further received poor reviews regarding MIDI quality, which was a common standard for multimedia music playback at the time. As you can probably guess, this is when the battles down in the trenches really started to heat up. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


It was a good year. It is hard to explain but A3D 2. InDiamond was acquired mx300 S3 Graphics and became primarily a supplier of products based upon their graphics accelerator chips.

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And so although the old Monster Sound was greeted with much skepticism, favorable reviews soon trickled out onto the web, and the Diamond Monster Sound became a hot commodity, and the typical bevy of clones sprouted into the marketplace. Monstee the chip itself was not fully functional and the drivers were very buggy.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Set up the drivers, and boom, it was all good. MIDI, audio line-in, audio line-out, daughterboard, microphone.

There are a few bad points with this card. This is possible as EAX is a reverb API and the Vortex 2 will handle EAX style reverb by doing the computationally intensive tasks of sample rate conversion and mixing in hardware, and the memory intensive task of running the reverb filters and delay lines on the host using main memory and the host CPU. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.

First though, you get the requisite history lesson. For GUI environments such as Windows, the Viper cards used a Weitek graphics co-processor which accelerated many drawing functions and performed very well for its time.


Diamond’s innovation created the Rio PMPone of the first consumer MP3 players, but they soon sold their MP3 player line and no longer provide support for it.

Diamond Monster Sound MX400

Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. Views Read Edit View history. There are 4 items available. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. An item that has been used previously. While the GUI accelerator was very capable, drivers from Diamond were rather buggy and were only revised a few times during the lifetime of the card. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Returns: Sellers set the item’s declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws.

After waiting anxiously for the package to arrive, I was greated by an unholy sight once I opened it. As preliminary testimony, let me say that this card rocks. People who viewed this item also viewed. eiamond

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