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Diamond Multimedia Launches New Diamond Stealth X550 Graphics Card

Affordable PC Graphics Upgrade for Gaming, Video Editing, Web Surfing and Digital Photography

(Chatsworth, CA, September 20, 2005)- Diamond Multimedia (, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and modems, both dial-up and broadband, today announced the company has launched the Diamond Multimedia Stealth X550, which features the ATI Radeon X550 graphics chip set and 256 MB of DDR2 memory.

"We are excited to release this high-performance Stealth product. It's just the thing for the PC gamers and those who would like a great graphics experience while surfing the web, editing videos or simply viewing digital photos," said Bruce Zaman "We're proud that Diamond Stealth products are some of the best selling graphics cards in the industry and our X550 will be no exception."


  • GPU: Radeon X550
  • Bus Type: PCI-Express x16
  • Memory: 256MB DDR2-128 bit
  • Core Clock: 400 MHz
  • RAMDACS: Dual 400 MHz
  • API Support: DirectX®9.0, OpenGL 2.0
  • Output: DVI, VGA, TV-Out
  • Supports for Hardware and Transform and Lighting (T&L)
  • Supports Dual Monitors

The Radeon X550 is the best price to performance ratio for the value/mainstream desktop graphics market segment. A key point for the X550 is that it is a next step up from X300. The X300 is clocked at 325MHz, while the X550 comes in at 400MHz. In addition, the X550 will contain a utility developed by Diamond that will take advantage of its overclocking capability. It fully supports the PCI Express® x16 bus, the newest PC industry standard for delivering maximum real-time performance for graphics-intensive software applications. It also fully supports DirectX®9 and combines ATI's SmartShaderTM and SmoothVisionTM technologies for use in top gaming titles, digital photography, video editing and web surfing. The inclusion of ATI technology allows for augmenting the Core/Memory Clocks for improved 3D performance.

About Diamond Multimedia

Diamond Multimedia is a leading manufacturer of communications and graphics hardware with its well-known lines of Stealth and Viper graphics cards based on ATI technology always at the top the list for product demand. Also a communications company, Diamond is committed to keeping people connected with its SupraMax 56K and DSL modem products. Other exciting product lines have recently been released, including the XtremeTV PVR product for turning the PC or laptop into a media center.

With respected industry veteran Bruce Zaman at the helm, Diamond Multimedia products are available through US-based retailers, resellers and systems integrators. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California. For more information, visit

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