The Diamond Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics Cards – The DNA of 4K Gaming

AMD is ready for DirectX® 12. Are YOU?

AMD RADEON™ 300 Series Graphics fully support Microsoft DirectX® 12, with the following enhancements over earlier products:

• Faster Tessellation

• Tiled ResourcesSupport for massive virtual textures, enabling dynamic loading of tiles  into graphics RAM for expansive game world details.

Radeon R9 380:

For Gamers Who Demand the Best:

The AMD Radeon™ R9 380 GPU was conceived to play the most demanding games at maximum details at 1080p, 1440p, all the way to 4K resolution.

Obliterate the opposition with the 4K gaming power and advanced features of the AMD Radeon™ R9 380 GPU. Step up to quality that rivals 4K – even on 1080p displays – with upscaling via Virtual Super Resolution (VSR). Max-out game settings at 1440p, or jump directly to ultra-HD 4K. Be ready for DirectX® 12 games and boost gaming performance at higher resolutions with 256-bit architecture, faster memory interface, and larger frame buffer capacity.

Connect multiple 1080p displays to a single GPU with AMD Eyefinity technology for panoramic gaming, and get more bite for the fight by adding two GPUs with AMD CrossFire™ technology. Plus support for DirectX® 12, Vulkan™ — and the available free Windows® 10 upgrade from Microsoft® – prep you for the coming wave of new games. It’s the DNA of 4K gaming.

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Radeon R9 390 and 390X:

Extreme 4K Gaming for Serious Gamers:

The AMD Radeon™ R9 390 series graphics cards put premium 4K gaming and VR within reach – you’re locked and loaded for smooth, true-to-life, stutter-free gameplay with ultra-high performance and resolution.

Teleport into life-like 4K gaming realism with AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series graphics. Reign over all the action in 4K with supercharged performance and 512-bit 8GB GDDR5 memory. Add more muscle with AMD CrossFire™ technology and amplify your gaming performance with the superior scalability with up to 4 AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series GPUs.

Enjoy breathtaking visual performance on up to 6 displays with AMD Eyefinity technology and the latest GCN architecture innovations that support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ API.

Make AMD’s Radeon™ R9 390 Series graphics your ticket to gaming supremacy.

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Make sure to check out the latest Diamond AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics Cards that feature DirectX® 12 support at

www.diamondmm.com.

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Direct X12 – Console-Like API for PC Graphics

If you’re like me, you’re probably left wondering: Exactly how much power does the game developer have? DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD FX CPUs, AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users.

Simply put, DirectX® 12 allows for new game designs previously considered impossible due to limitations of past DirectX® APIs.

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DirectX® 12 is not just for high-end gaming PCs, either. AMD FX processors, AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture are already DirectX® 12-compliant in Windows® 10. These AMD products found in a range of devices, including the Xbox One™, everyday PCs, thin and light notebooks, and more. AMD-based products big and small can take advantage of the exciting features DirectX® 12 has to offer.

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There are three major features of the DirectX® 12 API specification that will have a significant impact for millions of gamers, particularly those with AMD Radeon™ GPUs, AMD APUs, or AMD FX CPUs. These features are:

ASYNC SHADERS

Async Shaders allow a game engine to execute GPU compute or memory activities during “gaps” in the graphics workload presented by a game. Async Shaders are a new feature in DirectX® 12 that allow complex graphics tasks to use all available AMD Radeon™ graphics resources simultaneously. Breaking one big job into many small pieces allows the work to be done more quickly, yielding greater performance. AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture has dedicated hardware, called Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE), which are specifically designed to do this job at very high speed.

MULTI-THREADED COMMAND BUFFER RECORDING

Previous versions of DirectX® were not capable of fully utilizing a multi-core CPU like the AMD FX 8-core processor. Much of the graphics API work in a PC game would overload one or two CPU cores, ultimately stifling performance. With DirectX® 12, however, the work of a game’s graphics engine can easily be spread over all eight cores, leading to more work done in a shorter amount of time. This feature is already being used by AMD Gaming Evolved technology partner Oxide Games in Ashes of the Singularity, which offers image fidelity that was considered impossible on DirectX® 11.

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EXPLICIT MULTIADAPTER

Previous versions of DirectX® did not directly support multi-GPU configurations. Developers designed their own support in games and drivers, but there were often limitations: minimal control over the hardware, restricted GPU combinations, and difficulty optimizing graphics workloads for multiple GPUs. DirectX® 12’s explicit multiadapter adds multi-GPU support to DirectX® for the first time, giving game developers a much finer and more direct level of control over PC hardware. This control can enable DirectX® 12 game engines to extract more performance from multiple GPUs, and use multi-GPU configurations that were not possible in DirectX® 11.

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Make sure to check out the latest Diamond AMD Radeon R9 390X Graphics Card that features DirectX® 12 support at

www.diamondmm.com.

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© 2015 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Catalyst, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. DirectX and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.

 

 

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Is Multi-Tasking a Nightmare? – It Doesn’t Have to Be with the Diamond BVU3500 Multiple Display Adapter

Cluttering up your PC screen happens with very little effort. However, multi-tasking with the Diamond BVU3500 Multiple Display Adapter can turn a disadvantage into a huge advantage. You are the ultimate multi-tasker, but with all of today’s distractions in your everyday life, it’s easy to pile up an overload of data and you’re probably wondering how anyone stays organized.

You’ll want to start out by adding an extra display monitor. It frees up your visual space; because, let’s face it, you want to view as much content as possible, right?

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With the use of Display Link’s Plug and Display technology, the Diamond Multimedia BVU3500 offers a great solution. This USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI/VGA Multi-Display adapter let’s you connect laptops to PC monitors in seconds. I use mine religiously. Every morning while working on my projects, I can be reading news articles, catching up with my friends on social media, checking the stock market and watching some cat videos.

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Getting accustomed to having a desktop with multiple monitors is extremely helpful in inspiring that essay or news article you’ve been writing. By tagging headlines you might have missed if you didn’t have that extra real estate, you can use interesting content that catches your eye on the fly and often times this leads to more productivity. Trust me.

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The Diamond BVU Multi-Display Adapters are really simple to use. Just connect them using USB cables and you’re set. I keep mine handy wherever I have a workstation; at home and in the office. They even work with Windows Tablets.

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And if you really want to go crazy, you can actually hook up 6 of them and have six monitors set up. You can save hours spent on searching and organizing your content by simply having it all right there in front of you.

So don’t be afraid of multi-tasking. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare. You’ll be amazed at the unlimited potential of having multiple displays in the palm of your hand.

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The BVU3500 is one of 5 different models of Multi-Display Adapters available from Diamond Multimedia, and I HIGHLY recommend you check them out.

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The Diamond GC2000 Game Capture Device: It’s a Game Changer – Literally

We’re here at Diamond Multimedia checking out their latest Game Capturing device – The Game-Caster GC2000 Game Capture Device. Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a key player in launching the multimedia revolution and this is just one of their latest and greatest technological devices.
Louis Kokenis, Engineering Product Manager at Diamond has been gracious enough to talk with us a little about the Game-Caster GC2000:

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DL: Hi Louis. It seems that this new product from Diamond really offers a great solution for those who have a game console and want to take it to the next level.

LK: Yeah, the new Game-Caster GC2000 just launched this summer and we’re pretty excited about it. It really lets you be in total control of sharing your gaming experience with practically everybody in the known universe.

DL: Can you simply tell us how it works?

LK: Well basically, if you own an Xbox 360 or Xbox One, PlayStation 3 or 4 or Wii, you can capture and edit your game-play in HD 1080p all while you are playing. Then you can stream it to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook or Ustream.

DL: Wow, it’s such a great way to show off your strategy and create tutorials on games you’re really good at.

LK: Yeah it’s all about the audience. It brings the gamer closer to an audience and with streaming, it helps them to set up his or her own YouTube channel. Also, people want to learn how to play certain games, and the GC2000 is an excellent teaching tool for those of us who are the so-called experts.

DL: What are some of the features of the GC2000 that make it unique?

LK: I think one of the really important features is the Voice Commentary capability. It’s really crucial in making videos, that you voice-over what you are capturing and the GC2000 lets you do just that. Nararate your videos. Also the fact that you can save your work on an SD card is really cool. It’s part of what Diamond calls the Triple Play feature.

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DL: Can you explain the Triple Play feature of the GC2000?

LK: In essence, the GC2000 does three things. First, it Captures and Edits your gaming directly to your PC, recording with the LOOP-THROUGH function. Second, it acts as a standalone unit that records and directly Saves to an SD card without a PC. And third, it Streams directly to Twitch, Ustream or even your smartphone or tablet.

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DL: What does the LOOP-THROUGH function do and what is its purpose?

LK: LOOP-THROUGH simply means that the GC2000 lets you record and play at the same time.

DL: For the casual gamer like myself, how easy is it to hook up?

LK: It’s really easy. You just connect the audio, component and HDMI cables from your game console into one side of the GC2000. Then you connect your USB cable from your PC, connect another HDMI cable from the GC2000 to your TV and connect an Ethernet cable for your network.

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DL: You know, I think one of the best things about this product is how interactive you can be with the online gaming community. You mentioned that you can use the GC2000 to connect and stream to Twitch, Ustream, YouTube and Facebook. Can you tell us a little more about how to do that?

LK: Once you’ve captured and edited your game-play from your game console and everything is good to go, you just upload your recorded file via your network with Ethernet.

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DL: Is there any support for troubleshooting?

LK: Yes, the Diamond Multimedia U.S. customer support line is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours. You can call and ask any questions, they’re very knowledgeable.

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Diamond Multimedia Announces the new GameCaster GC2000 HD 1080P Game Capture

Diamond Multimedia Announces the new GameCaster GC2000 HD 1080P Game Capture for PC/PS3/PS4/WiiU/Xbox/XboxOne, Win7, Win8, Win8.1 (Android Streaming),(iOS Streaming) with Voice Commentary

LOS ANGELES, CA- (June 24, 2015) –  Diamond Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of Radeon Gaming graphics cards, and award winning best seller of One Touch Capture VC500 USB capture device for PC and Mac and other popular multimedia products, introduced today the GameCaster HD GC2000, which allows users to capture and edit game-play sessions from popular consoles — including Xbox® 360, PS3/PS4®, Wii/WiiU — and VHS, DVD Player, Camcorder or satellite set top box, then share their tailored clips on YouTube™ and Facebook®. The GC2000 also allows real time streaming to Twitch, Ustream and other custom RTMP streaming sites. Unlike other popular capture devices the GC2000 allows in home streaming via Ethernet connection to your router allowing you to capture and stream in real time to other computers, smartphones and tablets within your network.

With its sleek and compact design, the Diamond GameCaster HD 1080P Game Capture is a breeze to use. Just set it and forget it. The LOOP-THROUGH function lets you record and play simultaneously with no delay.

It is the simplest and fastest game capture device ever. Get yours today. Users Can Capture, Edit and Share Game in Play Sessions From Gaming Consoles Such as Sony PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii With No Lags or Delays Unlike Other Common Systems.

 

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The Diamond GameCaster HD 1080P Game Capture features Triple Play Game Capture Modes:

  • Capture/Edit including real-time “Voice Commentary”
  • Standalone – Record directly to a SD card without a PC
  • Streaming – Stream directly to Twitch, Ustream or your Smartphone/Tablet

With Gamers and gaming as the core of our company, we know their pain points and we wanted to provide our key consumers with a solution that provides them with an easy way to broadcast and share their game-play without disrupting the experience with lags and delays.

Traditional video capture devices do not support video pass-through and were only intended for users to convert VHS tapes to digital formats and DVD. Diamond’s GC2000 bridges that gap and allows today’s more sophisticated users to record, play and stream in real-time, an important feature for quick reflex games like first-person shooters. Diamond users can connect their game console directly to the GC2000, which is then connected to the TV via the Video-out port. The video is sent through the USB port to the PC, allowing the user to play the games on their big screen TV, resulting in no traditional lags or delays on the computer screen.

Pricing and Availability

The GC2000 is available at the Diamond Multimedia Online Store. The device retails at $149.99. The Diamond Multimedia GC2000 comes with a one year limited warranty, a Diamond guarantee of quality manufacturing and US-based customer support system.

About Diamond Multimedia
For over two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer and a driving force in the graphics, sound and communications industries and a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Today, Diamond Multimedia offer a diverse portfolio of complete multimedia solutions. Ranging from ATI Radeon graphics cards and video capture devices to set top boxes and a wide range of consumer electronics accessories, the company is committed to providing customers with the latest quality technology combined with outstanding service and support.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators as well as top technology product distributors. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value.

Contact Information
Mylene Gutierrez
Diamond Multimedia
myleneg@diamondmm.com

 

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