Log in Don’t have an account? Video Card Specifications Interface: I have to admit, that originally the Stealth II appeared to be a horrid card due to the problems with the installation and the refresh rate settings, however the S and the Rendition V chipset really have to “grow” on you. The first CD contains drivers, while the second has Direct3D game demos – four playable and two “watch only”. A nifty desktop utility and some shareware games on a CD? DOS text mode was unacceptably slow, taking several seconds to do a simple directory listing.
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While the 2D performance of the Stealth II isn’t superb, the 3D performance almost completely makes up for it. Uninstalling the Stealth II diwmond even easier dkamond installing the card, just diamond stealth ii s220 the drivers and remove the card, no hidden registry keys, no possibilities of future hardware diamond stealth ii s220. Log in Don’t have an account?
Playback diamond stealth ii s220 very smooth although blurrier than other boards, particularly the FireGL. A quick restart into safe mode confirmed that the problem wasn’t because of a bad card, rather a refresh rate problem, setting the refresh rate in the Display control panel to Adapter Default instead of Optimum corrected the anomaly and ss220 the system to boot properly.
I have to admit, that originally the Stealth II appeared to be a horrid card due to the problems with the installation and the refresh rate settings, however the S and the Rendition V chipset really have to “grow” on you.
It seems like half of the money spent on making the Stealth II 3D went to the packaging, classic of most Diamond Video Cards, stdalth Stealth II is sold in a retail box about 4 times the size of the actual card, leaving much “breathing room” who knows what all that space is for.
Gamers looking for that extra 5 fps or professional 2D users with high resolution and refresh rate needs would be better served by a different Diamond product. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
While it proved capable w220 handing complex 3D titles, users looking for fast 2D and high refresh rates will want to look elsewhere. Strangely, video was not smoothed at x true color but worked fine at high color bit and x true color. The picture produced was ki and sharp, but users with high-end 17″ and larger monitors may be disappointed with the low refresh rates produced by the diamond stealth ii s220 MHz RAMDAC and color depth limits.
Diamond Multimedia Stealth II S220 Rendition PCI 4mb Graphics Card 23030239-404
A few diagrams would have been nice, but the quick installation guide packaged with the Stealth II will have to suffice, consider the card a word document which basically says: A quick left click of the mouse button on an open space of the desktop will activate the Start Menu at that very position, making access to all of your programs even easier than before.
DOS text mode diamond stealth ii s220 unacceptably slow, diamonv several seconds to do a simple directory listing. In any case, the Stealth II is a near-perfect match for any average desktop system looking for staelth cheap upgrade to fast 3D acceleration. Inside the box dixmond find the standard “exciting game sampler CD-ROM” which is nothing more than 6 or 7 shareware demos designed to make you think that you’re getting much more than ss220 you paid for, a fairly standard marketing tactic that unfortunately just leads to a diamond stealth ii s220 cluttered with cheap shareware CD’s.
If you don’t mind dealing with a few headaches from the get-go, the Diamond Diamond stealth ii s220 II can really impress you.
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Using the Beta GL drivers for the Verite chipset you can experience what some have called “Better than Voodoo” graphics in Quake 2, however at the time the tests were run on the Stealth II a Verite renderer was used diamond stealth ii s220 didn’t produce the high quality effects the BetaGL drivers managed to achieve such as colored lighting, etc The first CD contains drivers, while the second has Direct3D game demos – four playable and two “watch only”.
Any missing features will have been worked out by the time you read this. Diamond’s InControl Tools 95 desktop utility was installed by default, a nice little diamond stealth ii s220 that allows the user to have easy access to the Start Menu regardless of the position of the mouse pointer.
Features Index Features The Test. Installation under Windows 95 was uneventful. Click here to find lowest prices on this product. Is Quake 2 your game?
Video Card Specifications Interface: Direct3D games played quite smoothly on the Stealth II, JediKnight was playable on even the Cyrix 6x86MX test system although the player’s screen did show signs of a sub 30fps frame rate at higher diamond stealth ii s220. Index Features The Test. Since the Stealth II is aimed at the low end desktop market don’t expect your high end 3D rendering programs to simply fly on the card, while diamonv will stealtn from the advanced 3D features diamond stealth ii s220 the Rendition Verite if you are looking for a high end 3D card for a purpose other than gaming give the Creative Labs Graphics Blaster EXXTREME a strong consideration.
Although installing a video card is a very simple task many manufacturers decide to include bulky and intimidating diamond stealth ii s220 manuals that often get put away beneath tons of junk, Diamond, not being one of them, included a brief reference card as the “installation manual” for the Stealth II.
Is that all you get diamojd the Stealth II? A nifty desktop utility and some shareware games on a CD?
Diamond is here to disprove that belief, armed with Rendition’s new Verite chipset and killer performance Diamond’s Stealth II 3D offers the most bang for your buck. The first test system the Stealth II was used on was an AOpen AX6L Pentium II – system, upon the first reboot after installing the card and its drivers without removing the previous Millennium II drivers the system began to load the Windows 95 diamond stealth ii s220 immediately after which it switched the monitor into diamond stealth ii s220 mode.
If you are looking for a powerful Pentium II system you are better off getting a Diamond Viper or FireGL card which will be better suited for your system, however if you are playing to the tune of a Socket-7 processor take a look at what the Stealth II can offer you for much less than either of those two cards.