DIAMOND'S NEWEST VISTA-READY VIPER HD 2900XT
Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer
of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, is now shipping
the PCI-Express version of the HD 2900XT. (http://www.diamondmm.com/2900XT512PE.php).
The ATI Radeon™ HD 2900XT is AMD's much anticipated new flagship GPU and the
foundation of a whole new generation of ATI Radeon Graphics.
The PCIE model of Viper HD 2900XT represents the pinnacle of achievement in a
wide-ranging series of high-performance PCIE graphics cards featuring the
powerful ATI Radeon chip that outperforms any other single or dual-slot
solutions. This card uses the Radeon RV600 GPU also known as R600 comes in
a 512MB GDDR3 interface. It has a core clock speed of 740MHz and a 825GHz
memory speed. It supports Dual DVI (x2 Dual-link), HDTV with VIVO (HDMI
Support through dongle).
The Viper HD 2900XT unleashes the awesome power of DirectX® 10, and Shader
Model 4.0. It also delivers powerful graphics performance, improved
stability, and an immersive HD gaming experience for Windows Vista™. The
Catalyst Control Center software is designed for quick set up of graphics,
video, and multiple displays, and automatically configures optimal system
setting for lifelike DirectX 10 gaming and the visually stunning Windows Aero™
user interface. It supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) with full
post-processing capabilities, including anti-aliasing, providing sharp texture
filtering to ensure that every game detail is crisp and clear. The HD
2900XT also features built-in native HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
The Viper Radeon HD 2900XT powers today's titles and introduces a new
platform for upcoming DirectX 10 games. Our next-generation unified shader
engine with 320 unified stream processors, a 512-bitmemory interface,
Crossfire™, game physics, and built-in HDMI with multi-channel 5.1 surround
audio establishes a new level of performance and technology designed for
discerning gamers. "Diamond's HD 2900XT offers our customers a new level
of performance" notes Bruce Zaman, CEO of Diamond.
In addition, each ATI Radeon HD 2900XT includes a free bundle of three new
games known as "The Black Box", from Valve Corporation.
All Diamond video cards also carry the Diamond guarantee of quality
assurance. Unlike many cards that are simply first to market, Diamond
carefully tests and retests every new model for its ratio of performance to
reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC video card business for its
low return rates - less than 1 percent versus an industry average of
approximately 10 percent - and attributes this to its intensive testing,
detailed product knowledge down to the component level, superior relationships
with suppliers and unyielding commitment to quality. Diamond cards use
superior connectors, cables and components, as well as undergo more thorough
testing for heat susceptibility and durability, and this is directly reflected
in its superior track record of longevity at the highest levels of
All Diamond cards are available through most North American distributors,
such as ASI, D&H, Ingram Micro and TechData along with most leading computer
retailers and e-commerce sites like NewEgg.com and Amazon.com.
About Diamond Multimedia
For the past two decades, Diamond Multimedia
has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and
communications industries and as a key player in launching the multimedia
revolution. Through the process of specialization, multimedia companies
have become nearly extinct, each concentrating on a few aspects but never again
addressing a complete experience. In that time evolution and natural
selection has transformed Diamond into a new type of multimedia company, a
company that brings all of the differing technologies together under one
brand. Diamond Multimedia is partnered with some of the top technology
companies including AMD as ATI graphics provider.
Diamond provides the absolute best quality in advanced graphics, digital
television, communications and sound hardware solutions for home and business
users, enabling users to create, access and experience compelling new media
content from their desktops and through the internet.
Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America through
retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product
distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and
value. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.