Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Diamond Multimedia claims to have, in its Viper X1900 XTX, the fastest available graphics card in the market today and says it has run the tests that prove it.

It is widely recognized that in most tests ATIs X1900 XTX compares favorably to rival nVidia's 512MB flagship board, the 7800GTX. If claims that the Geforce 7900 GTX, expected to premiere during CeBIT 2006 this month, will introduce a meek 8-10 per cent performance boost are accurate, then the X1900 XTX becomes an even more attractive option.

Diamond Multimedia announced it has begun shipping the Viper X1900 XTX, which has tested out as the fastest graphics card on the market based on its 90 nm architecture. The X1900 fully supports Shader Model 3.0 architecture and is also equipped with ATI's Avivo video and display platform, which enables a High-Definition visual experience, and allows for universal connectivity to various digital devices, including home theater systems, LCD monitors, HDTVs, projectors and notebooks. With resolution as high as 2560 x 1600 (used in Apple Cinema, for example), the X1900 is powerful enough to drive two LCD displays while maintaining stunning clarity. Avivo offers sharper display for video and photos compared with conventional cards, as well as universal display connectivity - which eliminates the long-standing barrier of being able to display PC graphics on a variety of consumer electronics devices, including big-screen televisions.

The X1900 also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) with full post-processing capabilities, including anti-aliasing. The Viper X1900 XTX uses the Radeon X1900 GPU, with a 256MB interface using the PCI Express data bus. The Radeon's Ultra-Threaded Shader Engine will handle up to 128 threads at once, as well as up to 48 simultaneous shader processors, featuring a revolutionary 3-to-1 shader-to-texture ratio.

The connectors included are DVI, VGA, TV-Out/HDTV and VIVO. Minimum system requirements for the card are an Intel Pentium 4 of AMD Athlon 64 FX CPU running at a minimum of 2.4 GHz, PCIE slot, 128MB system RAM, 200MB available hard disk space, a CD- or DVD-ROM drive, and an ATX 2.0 420 Watt power supply or higher. Also needed is a Super VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor. The X1900 will run under Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP 64 and Windows XP Media Center environments.

The X1900 XTX will retail at USD 599. It is available through most North American distributors, such as Ingram Micro, Tech Data and D&H along with most leading computer retailers and e-commerce sites.

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Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Hi all, I like ATI more than nvidia. Having said that there really isnt a difference worth noting between ATI and nvidias highend range save 2 or 3 fps at an impossibly high resolution.Anyway, I just find it really funny when the fanboys go off, I mean are they really like that or are they just playing the part?

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

ATI CARD BAD RATIO NEED BETTER PROCESSOR!!!!NVIDIA PWNZEWR TEH MAXORS OVER T3h aTi nubland kiddies pwnt gg k thnx nr!!!! NVIDIA PWNZER OVERCLOCJKER WATER COOLAGE WEE!!!!!!! OMG WTF 3:1 ratio? Processor not = 4800? NO SUPPORT 3:1 for you! You loose! Card useless! Not supported!

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Sorry I'd rather drop a half grand on a Sony Playstation 3 or rEVOLUTION THAN PAY FOR 1 SINGLE VIDEO CARD FOR THE PC WHICH I MIGHT ADD HAS A VERY SMALL SET OF HIDEF GAMES WORTHY OF THIS CARD.Drop the price or i'll be sticking with my ati x850xt and buy consoles for my hidef gaming. Screw u Nvidia and ati for ripping us off.

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

bunch of crap here 2! ATI has mby won nVidias 7800GTX NOT 7900GTX.. and that proves that ppl in here are just some 12y-old who dunno how to chance a cooler to card! if the cooler takes 2slots chance it... And if ATI doesn't get their crossfire better they will never beat nVidia "period"

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Can't say that u don't have a right do bye 1! just that gyu's say again that ATI ownd nVidia 'cos that alot of bs!!my current card right now is Sapphire's X800GTO Fireblade 'cos it beated 6600GT... when get some more money to invest propably gonna bye high-end nVidia like 7800GTX (cheapering prices) or 7900GTX (rules right now!)going to lunch!

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Just that those ego-guy's know that not a 12years old /w some crap copy/paste on some benchmarks/forums.. I atleast know my stuff!and the nick thing is from...Anonymousat 10:10 6/3/2006guess I'm a fanboy then, but the point in this article is not ppl's ages. Right?

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

It's funny how everyone settles on "12 years old" when insulting the other posters. And others go out of their way to say they're >= 18 to add validity to their words.In reality, most people who post here are 12-14 year old, ugly sonavab***h's, cranking out mad polygons out of their geforce 5700LE's or radeons 9600pro's.

Diamond Viper X1900XTX Claims Speed Crown

Its true, your age isn't an indication of your intellegence. But in all seriousness, like I posted before, both cards win some and loose some, you'd be more than happy owning an x1900xtx or a 7900gtx. BUT in my case, I choose the x1900xtx due to my prior good experiences with ATI and thier support of HDR+AA and HQ-AF.

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