Leading System Builders Select NVIDIA PCI Express Graphics Chips
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SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 21, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual and media processing solutions, today announced that many of the world’s leading providers of personal computers (PCs) have selected NVIDIA® PCI Express-enabled graphics processing units (GPUs) to power their new PCI Express™ systems.
“The system builder channel will prove critical to the adoption of PCI Express.,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “The transition from AGP to PCI Express had the potential to be challenging for systems builders as they weighed PC bus and graphics performance options. With our one-of-a-kind High-Speed Interconnect technology, NVIDIA quickly supplied system builders with a top-to-bottom line-up of PCI Express-enabled graphics chips with best-in-class performance and unsurpassed compatibility.”
Many of the world’s foremost suppliers of complete computer systems have expressed their support for NVIDIA’s PCI Express strategy by offering NVIDIA PCI Express-enabled GPUs in their systems, including:
-ABS Computer Technologies, Inc.
-Acer America Corporation
-Falcon Northwest Computer Systems
-Hypersonic PC Systems
-Mexmal Mayorista S.A. de C.V
-Monarch Computer Systems
“NVIDIA was the first to deliver PCI Express solutions and the first to implement the new standard to its full potential,” said Randy Copeland, CEO of Velocity Micro. “NVIDIA graphics solutions stood out throughout our PCI Express testing with superior compatibility and outstanding graphics performance that will be beneficial to our customers.”
PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit (CPU) and the GPU by enabling a balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. By using the innovative NVIDIA High-Speed Interconnect (HSI), a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its award-winning GPUs into a full family of PCI Express GPUs.
The NVIDIA family of PCI Express-enabled graphics solutions will be available later this month.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer PCs, enterprise PCs, notebook PCs, professional workstations, handhelds, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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