Here is a link to an auction with the dell card. It’s definitely still got that Aureal 3D quality. People are buying 4G LTE laptops — and then not activating LTE Lenovo has found people buy its Qualcomm-powered always-connected PCs more for their long battery life than the fact they’re always connected. All I did was remove the case, yank my old Monster Sound, and plug the MX into it’s slot the aforementioned Slot 3. I got a old notebook recently with a ESS Maestro 2 that sounds really amazing actually. And its DOS driver is probably better. Games that only support A3D 2.

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THE AweSOME 5 : DIAMOND Monster Sound MX PCI

Unreal is also slated to get A3D 2. It was a good year. Return to General Old Hardware. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. I wish I knew how that win98se driver installation exactly works and how it checks if a djamond matches with the hardware, so perhaps there would be some way to check what kind of information the sound card is actually telling windows.

Set up the drivers, and boom, it was all good. Maybe your MX isn’t working correctly in some way. If you see that you need an INF tweak. The Diamond Monster 3D was debatably the most popular graphics card based on the 3dfx Voodoo Graphics chipset.


The MX card will auto-detect what is connected to it along the lines of the MX hence simplifying setup this is not a standard Vortex 2 feature.

The final step was to close the case and connect my speakers, headphones and microphone to the MX’s groovy dia,ond backplate. Even using the older A3D games like Battle Zone, you can still feel quite a bit of different. The kx300 below has a good explanation behind the differences between drivers. Back To Sound Cards Reviews: While the GUI accelerator was very capable, drivers from Diamond were rather buggy and were only revised a few times during the lifetime of the card.

Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 5, As preliminary testimony, let me say that this card rocks. Unfortunately for the impatient, all this coolness took a long time to get going, and the Kx300, which was supposed to ship at the end of September, just arrived on December 17th.

This time round, they even went a step further to incoporate the AU chipset from Aureal into their card.

It was one of the first PCI sound cards, one of the first to offer A3D support, and one of the first to eschew Sound Blaster compatibility.

If it does not find it, then the features will be scaled down to what the hardware can handle. Diamond Monster Sound MX – sound card. Diamond altered the PCB reference design and labeld their device VFX series professional workstation graphics card.


This brand was originally created decades ago as just “Fire” by the design team of the professional computer graphics pioneer SPEA Software AG from Starnberg Germany that was about acquired by Diamond. Discussion about old sound cards, MIDI devices and sound related accessories. Windows capabilities are good too, but it lacks that amazing Vortex A3D 2-speaker 3D of course. Only the bundled player software can use the hardware MPEG2 decoding of the card. Back to top Back To Part 3: MX bundling software are of the highest class.

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The card should not have reach Singapore’s shore as the US market have duamond run out of pre-ordered stocks. You do not have the required permissions to view the files diamonr to this post. This article needs additional citations for verification.

That’s a bulletproof platform for the Aureal chips. The ads said this card could make sounds appear to be coming from behind, above, and below the gamer as well as the usual left, right, and forwards center effects. Early titles like Half Life may only take the A3D 2.

Diamond again built expansion boards.