Diamond Multimedia Stealth S100 and S110

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Anti-Aliased Image Quality Comparison and In-Game Screenshots

 

 

Anti-Aliased Image Quality Comparison
Smoothing Out Those Wrinkles...
 
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Quantifying image quality of a video card, is a relatively difficult task. This is a somewhat subjective area that in many cases can come down to user preference, in some of the criteria. However, there are some very specific points of reference that are easily judged and apparent to any user. We'll try to cover what we feel is important in our final testing and performance section. The test results below where done using both the Diamond Stealth S100 and Diamond Stealth S110
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Diamond Stealth S100
No AA
Diamond Stealth S100
No 2x
Diamond Stealth S100
No AA (400% Zoom)
Diamond Stealth S100
No 2x (400% Zoom)

The four screen shots above where taken while running UT2004 at a resolution of 1024x768 with detail settings maxed out in the, "JunkYard," DeathMatch level.  With AA enabled, the amount of visible "jaggies", were significantly reduced.  The note worthy areas where one can see the greatest effect are the steel girders that are pointing skyward, and the grey "ladder" in the middle of the picture.

Diamond Stealth S110
No AA
Diamond Stealth S110
No 2x
Diamond Stealth S110
No AA (400% Zoom)
Diamond Stealth S110
No 2x (400% Zoom)

As one would expect, enabling AA with the Stealth S110 returned very similar results as the S100.  If you open the two larger images in separate browser windows, noting the angled lines, and switch between the two, you will clearly see the subtle differences.  If you are still having problems seeing what has changed, repeat the same process but, open the zoomed pictures.

Both Stealth's do a fairly good job of cleaning up the images when AA is enabled.  But, to this editors eye, the S100 does a slightly more accurate job.  Though, at this point in the game, it is totally subjective and up to the user to say what is "for sure."  I recommend you flip back and forth between the images above and draw your own conclusion.

 

 In-Game Screen shots With The S100 and S110
Nothing But Eye-Candy

Diamond Stealth S100 - 1024x768

For those of you who are considering using this card for some mild gaming; we loaded up FarCry and took a few screen shots.  We should mention that we had to knocked the graphical settings down to "Medium" straight crossed the board to get somewhat playable frame rates.  For those who have yet to play this game, FarCry is one of the most advanced game engines available on the market at this time.  Even with the settings at medium, the S100 did lag down at points, but, it was still relatively "playable."  With that in mind, feast your eyes on the candy above.


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