The drivers and player software for these are not compatible with the DVD and Jan 17, Board index All times are UTC. The move paralleled the 3dfx purchase of STB Systems , which changed 3dfx from a graphics chipset supplier to companies including Diamond, into a vertically-integrated graphics vendor and direct competitor to S3. It was a substantial step forward in gaming audio, with impressive 3D audio positioning and other effects.

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Laguna 3D is pure garbage though. Even 2D is slow and 3D is basically useless.

But Voodoo2 did have it. Diamnd can find reviews on my own. I think you are SOL, that card came out before win2k was even out I believe.

Diamond Fire GL Pro

The Viper line was Diamond’s high-end offering. How did it compare to others of it’s time? The card itself was fine but I think Diamond’s drivers were flaky, however I believe you could get alternate drivers from 3DLabs that were pretty solid. Diamond Multimedia later merged with S3, Incorporated in after a long-time cooperative business arrangement, when S3 decided to expand their business from producing graphics chipsets to manufacturing retail graphics cards.

Specifically, they tell the buyer the card’s memory amount and type. If you want to make a decision between these two unequal felows you’ll have to decide what’s more important to you.


Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card.

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Permedia isn’t really useful for more than 2D IMO Windows 98 or 98SE is not recommended due to problems that may happen with video color and alignment. It was the dkamond level pro graphics chip and that’s why it was onboard Diamond’s FireGL Pro workstation card. Overall it was a decent all-rounder card, though certainly not exceptional in any particular area.

Users browsing this forum: Graphics cardssound cardsDigital audio players. Diamond also made kits called the Maximum DVD and LaforgeJan 17, This article needs additional citations for verification.

SlickEddieJan 17, If the first digit was 2then the card used standard DRAM. Aureal had gone into bankruptcy and was dissolved, so their last generation of chips were never released.

100 company was the defendant in a significant copyright case for its Rio digital music playerwhich the Recording Industry Association of America claimed infringed copyrights; the Ninth Circuit deemed it to be a fair usehowever, in RIAA v. Does that have the permedia chip on it?

Diamond Multimedia Fire GL 1000 Pro Drivers (Windows 95/98)

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. This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics firelg SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond.


Intel Architecture Day. The Permedia 2 chip also doesn’t support ‘fog table’, dimaond this is a feature hardly ever used. The series was highly successful as the Voodoo Graphics and Voodoo2 chipsets introduced consumer-grade 3D graphics into the PC and arcade markets, whereas such capabilities had previously been present primarily in very high-end CAD and graphic design workstations.

I tried installing the NT drivers, but they don’t work. The Diamond Monster Sound gaming sound card series was the first sound card to have its own on-board processor to handle audio operations.

Help! I need a driver for an old FireGL card!

It’s just another chip that got steamrolled by competitors. It utilized the then state-of-the-art Aureal A3D 2. I need a driver for an old FireGL card!