SOURCE: Diamond Multimedia

May 14, 2007 19:34 ET

Diamond's Newest Vista-Ready Viper Model Provides Fastest Performance of Any 3D Card

HD 2900XT PCIE Model Ships Today

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- Diamond Multimedia (, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, is now shipping the PCI-Express version of the HD 2900XT. ( 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 Protection).

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 performance.

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 and

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.

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Katy Luong
    Diamond Multimedia
    TEL: (818) 534-1414
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    Michel Corbett
    Diamond Multimedia Europe
    TEL: +32 3 444 05 88
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