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Diamond gives away AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card

Diamond Multimedia, a supplier of graphics adapters and other hardware, on Thursday announced the Diamond AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card giveaway competition. The company will give the world’s highest-performing dual-GPU graphics solution to one lucky winner in early July.

In a bid to join the contest, you need to “Like” Diamond Multimedia Facebook page and provide your email to the company on a special page. Winner of the Diamond AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card will be randomly selected and announced by Diamond Multimedia at its Facebook page on the 7th of July, 2014. The competition is only open to residents of the contiguous United States and Canada.

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Diamond Multimedia is a legendary name on the market of graphics adapters, which was consigned to oblivion in the recent years. The company was originally founded back in the eighties and was a major supplier of graphics adapters in the 1980s and the 1990s. In 1999 the company merged with S3 Graphics, which decided to become a supplier of graphics cards like 3dfx (which acquired STB Systems that year as well) and ATI Technologies. Unfortunately, S3’s Savage 2000 graphics processing unit was a failure, which nearly ruined both companies and drove the Diamond brand out of the market.

Diamond Multimedia re-emerged in 2003 when the trademark was acquired by Best Data. While the company sells a broad range of AMD Radeon graphics cards, the Diamond brand is not really popular these days, partly because those graphics cards are mostly based on reference designs.

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In a bid to revitalize the Diamond brand, the company decided to run a giveaway competition. This should attract a lot of attention to Diamond Multimedia and may translate into improved sales.

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KitGuru Says: If you live in the U.S. or Canada and want to get the world’s highest-performing graphics card (which costs $1499) for free, this is probably your chance.

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