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nfsDiamond

At a Glance
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    PCWorld Rating

    This free screen saver puts a waterfall of sparkly diamonds on your desktop.

Do you like pretty, sparkly things? Then get the free nfsDiamond screen saver onto your computer, pronto. The screen shot just doesn't do it justice: When your system is idle, the display is filled with translucent, sparkling brilliant-cut diamonds cascading in an endless waterfall of bling.

The screen saver ran smoothly at its highest quality setting on my aging, underpowered Windows 7 ThinkPad. If your graphics processor is even older than mine, though, you can use the screen saver's Settings to reduce the graphics quality. The only quibble I have with nfsDiamond is that you can't control the speed of the cascading diamonds; it would have been nice to slow them down a bit.

I know, screen savers like nfsDiamond aren't technically necessary for today's LCD monitors--but they sure are fun.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    This free screen saver puts a waterfall of sparkly diamonds on your desktop.

    Pros

    • Sparkly diamonds on your desktop!

    Cons

    • Can't change speed.
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