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Diamond Fire GL 1 Pro - Display Characteristics

Chip manufacturer IBM was not very creative with the name. It is simply called "256-Bit Graphics Rasterizer".

Compared to the 3DLabs cards the Gamma and monitor settings of the Fire GL 1 Pro are exemplary. For the basic colors red, green and blue the gamma values can be set separately (the box "Link Sliders" must be deactivated for this). Users, who do not want to navigate through the OSD of their monitor, can simply use the mouse to adjust picture position and size.

The functionality of the picture refresh rates is almost identical with 3DLabs. It is possible to adjust or automatically detect the settings. The latter only works if the monitor supports DDC.

Uwe Scheffel