Diamond Viper - ATI Radeon X1800 AGP or PCIE

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  1. TempestX

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    diamond viper voodoo2, good times :)

    well , ti seems i'm gona buy a high end card after all
     
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    Repped and frontpaged, thanks TempestX! :D

    Now to go write a begging letter.... ;)
     
  4. Joe DeFuria

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    Voodoo2?

    Whenever I hear "Diamond Viper" I think Weitek P9000. ;)
     
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    its the XL only it appears.
     
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    SO WHAT?!!? It's a start. ;)

    My very first viddy card was a Diamond Stealth Turbo S220, verite loving baby. :cool:
     
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    I remember the days when the Diamond Stealth 64 was the leet card for DOS gaming. That was a long time ago, until now I didn't realize Diamond was still around.

    Part of me is still thinking this is some sort of cruel hoax. :lol:

    I notice at the page bottom, they mention Crossfire with the AGP part. What's up with that?
     
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    I think Diamond went out of business for a while there, at least out of the graphic card business. Also, didn't they used to be tied to the hip to Creative? :???:
     
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    err didnt notice that its the XL only, well it's a start ... bring the XT
     
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    This is better than nothing... should keep the people with AGP happy...

    Still.. it would be awesome to have some of the latest video cards have like a PCI Express/AGP slot converter... though I remember reading somewhere about a card that has one PCI express connector on one side.. and one AGP connector on the other side.. basically an easy migration between the two technologies...
     
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    Yes, it's almost and don't forget that once DiamondMM had a good VID product too, its FireGL series that was finally acquired by ATi :cool:.
     
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    Well I don't care if it's only the XL if it is AGP then they have a sale with me. I've got a 6600Gt at present with F.E.A.R and COD2 sitting there waiting to be played after I finish Quake IV and currently I am looking at 800x600 or 1024x768 max and way less than what I'd liike fps with those games.

    If it's the only AGP will it have a mega price ?!
     
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    Wasn't Diamond bought out by some other company?
     
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    Who cares if it's the XL? The XL has 700MHz RAM, and the core is easily overclocked with stock cooling to XT speeds.
     
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    This is a very good news day to us... Welcome Diamond !
     
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    Diamond Multimedia merged with S3 and turned into SonicBlue, which in a strange twist soon dropped both the old Diamond and S3 respective market segments. The current incarnation of Diamond Multimedia is not related to the former. A company called Best Data Products, Inc simply bought the rights to the name and all related trademarks from the bankruptcy estate liquidating all SonicBlue assets back in august 2003.

    Anyway: Good to see that the AGP people get 'one last upgrade'. Still plenty of powerful AGP systems around, but supply of cards seems to be drying up much faster than I thought it would.
     
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    Last time I bought a diamond card was the stealth II and it sucked at anything other than quake II and UT. Never did get win 2K drivers and this is why I turned to Radeon LE.
     
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    You mean "Welcome Back Diamond"... they were pretty good back then..
     
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    Yes, both of my Voodoo 2's were Diamond's, as well as my original Voodoo. Had the Diamond Stealth as the 2D/3D card. Diamond all around. :)
     
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    Excellent news, We now have Sapphire and Diamond producing AGP versions of the X1X00s. The only question is will ATI officially support the AGP versions in their drivers or do we have to rely on Sapphire or Diamond for driver support?
     
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