The Diamond EDGE® 3D is the first integrated 3D multimedia accelerator to combine the essential ingredients for a great interactive multimedia experience into one easy-to-use, plug and play package running under Windows 95. It features accelerated 3D graphics, 2D graphics and digital video playback, plus Wavetable audio, a high precision digital game port and two Sega Saturn video game ports. This combination of features represents a revolution for the PC as an interactive multimedia platform enabling totally- realistic, fully-immersive, fast-action game play.
The Diamond EDGE® 3D is optimized for Windows 95 performance at 1024x768 resolution in true color and high color modes. Windows 95 needs added graphics horsepower to support business productivity as well as entertainment applications with Long File names, Plug and Play, DDC, and Application Shortcuts. The Diamond EDGE® 3D provides that horsepower for demanding applications, both business and entertainment-oriented.
The Diamond EDGE® 3D supports currently the following Direct X driver Microsoft envisioned for Windows 95:
- DirectDraw for accelerated 2D graphics
- DirectVideo for better Video acceleration
- DirectSound for enhanced audio control
- DirectInput for improved joystick response