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We just got our hands on a few intriguing images that we thought you’d all be interested in checking out.  What you see pictured below is Diamond Multimedia’s VFX 2000 Series Professional Workstation graphics card, due to be launched in the coming weeks...       Diamond Multimedia’s 2GB VFX 2000 Series Professional Workstation Graphics... Read more...
Diamond Multimedia Announces Radeon HD 2900 XT with 1GB of Memory Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB CHATSWORTH, CA – June 14, 2007 – Diamond Multimedia, a leading provider of multimedia products, announces the release of the unique all new Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB (Gigabyte). With a unique combination of raw GPU power derived from the XBOX 360 Xenos GPU and 1GB of GDDR4 memory, the Diamond Viper Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB sets the performance benchmark for its class. Diamond Multimedia’s new flagship graphics card is the foundation of a whole new generation of AMD/ATI Radeon Graphics. A 700 million-transistor processing... Read more...
Reuters reports that market researcher TRU conducted a survey of 1,400 women aged 15 to 49 and found that women, when given the option, choose tech gadgets over traditional luxury items, such as jewelry. "The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt for a new plasma TV over a weekend vacation in Florida. Even shoes lost out. The study found 86 percent would prefer a new digital video camera to a pair of designer shoes." So guys, the next time you can't decide what to give your significant other, try looking around your favorite electronics store. I don't know about the rest of you, but this... Read more...
  It's a shame, really. After nearly one year on the market, Socket-939 Athlon64 motherboards are finally getting to a point where we've always wished they would be. Feature packed, refined, tweakable, and quiet. Why is this a shame? Well, as AMD is transitioning to their new Socket-AM2 interface, interest in Socket-939 platforms will undoubtedly dwindle away. However, there is a huge install base of Socket-939 users on the market already, and new Socket-939 processor sales will likely continue throughout 2006. So, while Socket-AM2 may be getting all the press lately, it's still Socket-939 that's the workhorse, powering the vast majority of AMD desktop and gaming systems... Read more...
Our friends at the Tech Report have just posted a review of MSI's latest socket 939 motherboard, the K8N Diamond Plus.  This board is based on NVIDIA's nForce 4 SLIX16 chipset, and sports some unique features like a third PCI Express slot for graphics and integrated Audigy audio.  If you're in the market for a high-end Athlon mobo, you'll want to check this one out. "SEEMINGLY CONTENT TO MAKE DO with the original nForce4 SLI, motherboard manufacturers have been slow to adopt NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI X16 chipset. For months, Asus' A8N32-SLI was the only Socket 939 motherboard capable of feeding 16 lanes of PCI Express to each of a pair... Read more...
Today Rob evaluates MSI's nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition based P4N Diamond motherboard.  We inspect its bundle, layout, BIOS, overclockability, and compare its performance to a handful of other boards powered by competing chipsets.   Check it out here!... Read more...
There is a current trend in PC hardware to have two of everything.  Whether it's two (or more) drives in a RAID configuration, dual-core CPUs, dual-channel memory, or adding an additional video card to increase frame rates; it's apparent that doubling-up is here to stay.  Up until recently, running two video cards simultaneously meant one thing: NVIDIA cards running on NVIDIA motherboards.  It was a logical step for the graphics leader to support only their own chipsets, as it brought more prestige to the platform.  More prestige, and of course, more profits through more sales of their own chipsets.  While ATi has only started to gain some ground in this area with full... Read more...
  End user demand for increased hard drive capacity is waning somewhat, now that we can store over 200,000 typical digital photos, or 60,000 music files, for less than a $100 street price. Sixty thousand music files could play for almost six months without repeating and you'd have to stay awake for almost 70 days straight if you look at each of those 200,000 photographs for 30 seconds each. That's not to say the need for increased storage capacity is waning in the enterprise, but given the choice of a faster 250GB hard drive or an average performing 300GB drive for desktop systems, more enthusiasts are likely to go with the relatively large, but faster 250GB drive. While the race for... Read more...
MSI P4N Diamond @ Viperlair: "While the board did not sit on top of every benchmark, it has the potential to be one of the fastest gaming platforms for Intel. Benchmarks don't tell the whole story though, as the P4N Diamond proved to be a reliable board throughout testing and is stacked with enough features that it should be able to survive in most people's PC for a long while." Asus P5LD2-VM Motherboard Review @ Motherboards.org: "The ASUS P5LD2-VM board is an interesting contrast. At a retail price of $109, this board is excellent for the consumer looking for a low-priced, high performance board. Feature-wise it's an ok board, with the noticeable absence of a RAID controller... Read more...
Well folks, it didn't take long for Call of Duty 2 to be benchmarked. AMDZone has thrown mid range to high end cards at the new demo, and found some interesting results... is 512MB now useful? Those of you who bought a 512MB X800XL and felt a little disappointed with the small(if any) performance gains over it's 256MB cousin might want to check out the link. Anyway, enjoy the news! MSI P4N Diamond Motherboard @ nV News "The MSI P4N Diamond has a great list of features; NVIDIA's feature-rich nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset, two Serial ATA and Gigabit Ethernet controllers, onboard SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit audio, and a BIOS with many options including an exhaustive menu of overclocking options.... Read more...
Good morning all. Did everyone have a nice weekend? I hope so. I spent most of my weekend building up and tinkering with a new test rig that'll get abused for an upcoming article. Can't tell you much about it just yet though! :)  I can tell you about the news though, which has been flowing in at a steady clip all weekend.  Check it out...  An Update on Crossfire Limitations @ PenStar Systems: "On a standard video card, like the Radeon X800 series, the chip itself has two internal RAMDACs running at 400 MHz (for higher end cards), as well as a TMDS that runs at 165 MHz which can power LCD's up to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz using reduced blanking techniques. Higher end cards can utilize... Read more...
Hey folks. For those of you who are still part of the Far Cry online scene, a new patch has been released which updates the game version to 1.33 and fixes a few bugs. More information can be found at Far Cry's homepage, or you can download it directly from the Ubisoft FTP Server. Goodnight! MSI NX6800-TD128E (GeForce 6800) in SLI-Configurations @ X-Bit labs "Today we are taking a look at the "weakest link" of the GeForce 6800-series graphics processors in its latest incarnation - NV42 -made using 0.11 micron manufacturing technology at TSMC. The new GPU shows excellent overclocking result as it easily increased speed from 325MHz to 460MHz, which may seem unbelievable. Besides,... Read more...
Matt B took the new Diamond Multimedia Xtreme TV PVR 550 out for a spin today and has posted his impressions of the product here for your viewing pleasure.   Just in time to catch that mid-afternoon session of Springer while you're "working". ;-)... Read more...
The ability to manipulate and access various types of video and audio media has become a big part of the computer life-style. What used to be reserved for those with money to spend on expensive devices and powerful computers, is now available to just about anyone with a PCI slot. Thanks to the interest in these kinds of devices, the market has a nice selection of TV Tuner cards available for the media enthusiast, and your average Joe who just wants to record or watch TV on a PC screen. Most of the hassle that used to be associated with capturing and editing video, have been completely taken out and replaced with user friendly interfaces, and rich feature sets. These types of devices, when combined... Read more...
Good evening folks! The news has been moving slow this weekend, but we've got enough items now for a decent sized sunday night update. If this is your first visit of the day, scroll down a bit to see Dave's recent post about HotHardware's upcoming appearance at the Nor'Easter LAN. Well ladies and gents, I'm out until tomorrow :) Goodnight. MSI NX6600 Diamond (AGP & PCIe Combo Review) @ hardwarezone "Using a standard GeForce 6600 GPU, but coupled with better components found on MSI's expensive 6600 GT products, the NX6600 Diamond edition strikes a unique performance point with superb overclocking potential and more. Find out if it has what it takes to win you over." Intel 660 and... Read more...
Another Saturday, another news post. It's 5:30 and I still haven't changed out of my sweat pants, weekends are great :) I'll try and muster up some energy though, just for you guys. Read on, and enjoy! Danger Den MCT-5 and MCT-40 Liquid Review @ Madshrimps "Danger Den has partnered with Midwest Cooling Technologies to bring two non-conductive cooling liquids for the H20 Enthusiast: MCT-5 and MCT-40 are premixed, non-conductive, and with significantly lower freeze points then water. They even fluoresce under black light." Scythe's Arctic Silentium 1 Reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "With Scythe's new Arctic Silentium 1 case they have broken with tradition and designed a case that does... Read more...
Hey folks, how is everyone doing tonight? I'm in a hurry at the moment, so please excuse my lack of conversation, and feast your eyes on the news below... Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply Video Review @ 3dGameMan "The Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply offers ample power for any current computer system on the market. It has plenty of leads for most motherboards which add versatility and longevity. One of the plus points of this particular product is the true power it provides in virtual silence. The extremely quiet 120mm fan included makes it a product for anyone interested in building a silent computer system. Watch the Video to find out more..." Razer Diamondback 1600dpi Gaming Mouse @... Read more...
Good evening friends, how are you doing?  I just got back from a ride on my new toy.  It has been a while since I have been out riding, so my body is a bit upset at.  I think it will take a little while before it is used to that much exertion.  However, just because my body needs a rest, doesn't mean that my mind does.  Here is your evening shot of juice... DIAMOND MULTIMEDIA ANNOUNCES MULTI-GAME BUNDLING PARTNERSHIP WITH EIDOS INC. Los Angeles, California <August 31, 2004> -- Diamond Multimedia, a leading provider of graphics accelerator cards for PCs, today announced a partnership with Eidos Inc. to bundle Eidos games with the Diamond Viper and Diamond Stealth... Read more...
Good morning everyone, N.J. here with yet another serving of juice.  The news front is moving at a fantastic rate today, so there is quiet the variety of articles for you to choose from.  So, go grab your lunch and settle in.  This is going to be a big one... BuffaloTech FireStix PC4000 1GB DDR @ GideonTech.com "BuffaloTech has long been in the OEM field and just recently slid into the performance market. We've taken a look at their previous DDR modules and they all faired rather well. Today we have their newest dual channel matched pair package in the 2X512MB flavor. If anything, they have THE coolest names...let's see if they perform that way." X-Bag CTSSL LAN Bag @... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Those of you that jump right to the news may not have noticed that we've just posted a new review of Diamond's value priced Stealth S100 (Radeon 9600SE) and S100 (Radeon 9200) video cards.  Here's the link for those that are interested. The news has also been coming in at a steady pace today, so here's a mid-afternoon helping of hardware goodness to keep you busy for a little while...  ATi Filtering Chat Log @ EliteBastards: "What follows is the log file of ATi's online chat session with Andy Pomianowski, Staff Engineer and Raja Koduri, Engineering manager at ATi regarding recent questioning regarding ATi's filtering method on X800 boards. Why are you... Read more...
  Back when I was first stepping into the world of PC hardware, Diamond was quite a contender in the PC enthusiast market.  Historically known for their high-end "Viper" graphics product line-up, Diamond's name still strikes home with many a gamer. Unfortunately, back in 2001, Diamond withdrew themselves from the graphics market, leaving only two of their products available to consumer, the Rio Mp3 player and their line of Supra Modems. However, with the aid of Best Data, the Diamond brand has re-emerged and they have recently returned to the video market in hopes of turning face and rebuilding their once prestigious name. A few months ago Diamond presented us with their Stealth... Read more...
Diamond Multimedia's Stealth S80 A legend returns to the graphics market By Robert Maloney February 15th,  2003 Many seasoned PC enthusiasts fondly recall being the first on the block to have a high-powered Diamond Viper card in their rig, and boasting about it to their friends.  Back then, Diamond and performance were nearly synonymous in the computer world.  It was a big loss when they pulled back in 2001, only offering their Supra line of Modems and Rio MP3 players.  After a three-year absence, however, Diamond has returned, starting off a bit slowly with their new value-minded Stealth line of cards which will soon be followed up by a high-powered Viper line. Upon hearing... Read more...
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