NVIDIA Technology Demonstrated at WinHEC 2004
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(WINHEC)—SEATTLE, WA—MAY 5, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect, Microsoft Corp., demonstrated cutting-edge NVIDIA-based technology in his keynote address yesterday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).
“Always Ready” technology allows a PC-based system to appear as if it is “shut down” — with fans turned off and chip components slowed down. Computers in this state consume approximately 30 – 40% less power.
An “Always Ready” system delivers three important features required to bring the PC into the living room:
Additionally, Brad Carpenter, director, Windows Hardware and Driver Quality, Microsoft, discussed high-definition audio and Universal Audio Architecture (UAA), a Microsoft-led initiative to provide a transparent "it just works" consumer experience and to improve the quality of audio on Windows-based PCs. In his demo, Carpenter played for the audience a song in a standard two-channel system followed by the same song in a surround-sound, seven-channel system – illustrating a dramatic difference in quality. NVIDIA is a backer of the UAA initiative.
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