SOURCE: Diamond Multimedia

February 15, 2007 14:00 ET

Diamond's Newest Windows Vista-Ready Stealth Model Offers Fast Performance and Multiple Monitor Support at Smart Pricing

Both PCI-E and AGP Models of X1550 GPU Provide Ultimate Flexibility for Games, Movies

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Diamond Multimedia (, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, is now shipping both AGP and PCI-E versions of the X1550.

The Stealth X1550 is the latest Diamond card that delivers all the high-end graphics features -- for gaming, surfing the Internet and watching digital video -- at a smart price. This card uses the Radeon X1550 GPU and comes with either 256MB or 512MB of GDDR2 memory. It has a 520MHz memory speed and, depending upon the model, a core clock speed of 550MHz. It supports DVI (Dual Link), VGA, and HDTV.

The Stealth X1550 product line supports DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0, and Shader Model 3.0. The Stealth X1550 series integrates with Windows Vista™ operating system to create a premium visual experience allowing users to connect to multiple monitors and improves visual applications. It is also supported by Catalyst Control Center, the award-winning feature-rich 3D software application. It supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) with full post-processing capabilities, including anti-aliasing, providing sharp texture filtering to ensure that every game or movie detail is crisp and clear. The X1550 is ROHS compliant and comes with Avivo technology providing the truest-to-life imagery.

The Stealth X1550 PCI-E version is Crossfire™-ready on motherboards that support dual PCI-E x16 slots, requiring one additional X1550 card installed on the same system. Crossfire technology offers combined multi-GPU power for a new dimension of graphics capability and compatibility with games, movies, motherboards and other third-party components.

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 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.

The X1550 AGP and PCI-E products retail from $109 to $149 depending upon the interface and memory chosen. 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

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