A brand that we’ve never really worked with in the past were at CES 2014, and after meeting with them, this should all change in the near future and that brand is Diamond. For those not in the know, they have a broad product range of networking products, but their bread and butter so to speak has always been graphics cards and after visiting their suite in the Mirage hotel, we got to see exactly what was on offer. This included the R7 240 and 250, as well as the R9 270X and 280X offerings from AMD.
Also in the mix was the BizView 750 card aimed at the business sector, offering some key features that AMD cater for, including Eyefinity but without the un-needed 3D performance that is’t required for a card catered for this market. Instead, this card is aimed at POS, digital signage and other similar functions. A good example is airports, travel agents and restaurants that could display their latest deals or flight times.
Other products that were on show included the MDS3900 dual head mini dock with Gigabit Ethernet which allows a digital display signal to be split for multiple outputs as well as including USB 3.0 and Gigabit functionality. Also on display was the BV550X4 quad output graphics card, which has an extremely small footprint working on a PCI-Express interface, but includes a single output connector with a 4-1 cable allowing 4 outputs to be displayed using the pre-supplied cable. This is a very cost effective way of displaying multiple screens from a single output and keeping costs and heat/noise to a minimum.
Would any of Diamond’s graphics card be something that you’d buy?