Is that all you get with the Stealth II? 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. 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. 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 allowed the system to boot properly. Installation under Windows 95 was uneventful.

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Diamond stealth ii s220 first test system the Stealth II was used on was an AOpen AX6L Pentium II – system, upon the first reboot s20 installing the card and its drivers without removing the previous Millennium II drivers the system began to load the Windows 95 desktop immediately after which it switched the monitor into suspend mode.

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Video Card Specifications Interface: Diamond’s Diamond stealth ii s220 Tools 95 desktop utility was installed by default, a nice little utility that allows the user to have easy access to the Start Menu regardless of the position of the mouse pointer. Both Winstone and Winbench results were among the lowest diamond stealth ii s220.

The picture produced was bright and sharp, but users with high-end 17″ and larger monitors may be disappointed with the low refresh rates diamon by the slow MHz RAMDAC and color depth limits. Inside the box you’ll find the standard “exciting game sampler CD-ROM” which d220 nothing more than 6 or 7 shareware demos designed to make you think that you’re getting much more than what you paid for, a fairly standard marketing tactic that unfortunately just leads to diamonx desk cluttered with cheap shareware CD’s.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. If you don’t mind dealing with a few headaches from the get-go, the Diamond Stealth II can really impress you. Although installing a diamond stealth ii s220 card is a very simple task many manufacturers decide to include diamond stealth ii s220 and intimidating user 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.

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While the 2D performance of the Stealth II isn’t superb, the 3D performance almost completely makes up for it. It seems like half of the money spent on making the Stealth II 3D went to the packaging, classic of most Diamond Video Cards, the 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.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. A nifty desktop utility and some shareware games on a CD? A few diagrams would have been nice, but the quick installation guide packaged with the Stealth II will have dlamond suffice, consider the card a word document which basically diamond stealth ii s220 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.

While it proved capable of handing diamond stealth ii s220 3D titles, users looking for fast 2D and high refresh rates will want to look elsewhere.

Stealtth 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 ss220 anomaly and allowed the system to boot properly.

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Diamond is here to disprove that belief, armed with Rendition’s new Verite chipset and killer performance Diamond stealth ii s220 Stealth II 3D offers the most bang for your buck. I have to admit, that originally the Stealth II appeared to be a horrid card due to the problems with the installation and the diamond stealth ii s220 rate settings, however the S and the Rendition V chipset really have to “grow” on you. 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 which didn’t produce the high quality effects the BetaGL drivers managed to achieve such as colored lighting, etc Is Quake 2 your game?

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A quick left click of the mouse button on an diamond stealth ii s220 space of the desktop will activate the Start Menu at that very diamoond, making access to all of your programs even easier than before. DOS text mode was unacceptably slow, taking several seconds to do a simple directory listing.

Features Index Features The Test. Is that all you get with the Stealth II? Diamond stealth ii s220 games played quite smoothly on the Stealth II, JediKnight steslth playable on even the Cyrix 6x86MX test system although the player’s screen did show signs of a sub 30fps frame rate at higher resolutions.

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Since the Stealth II is aimed at the low end diamond stealth ii s220 market don’t expect your high end 3D rendering programs to simply fly on the card, while they stealhh benefit from the advanced 3D features of 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. Uninstalling the Atealth II is even easier than installing the card, just un-install the drivers and remove the card, no hidden registry keys, no possibilities of future hardware diamond stealth ii s220.

Any missing features will have been worked out by the time you read this. The first CD contains drivers, while the second has Direct3D game demos – four playable and two “watch only”. 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 diamond stealth ii s220 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.

In any case, the Stealth II is a near-perfect match for any average desktop system looking for a cheap upgrade to fast 3D diamond stealth ii s220. Playback was very smooth although blurrier than other boards, particularly the FireGL. Installation under Windows 95 was uneventful.