NVIDIA Graphics Processors Are Among the First PCI Express Graphics Products on the Market to Pass PCI-SIG Workshop Tests and Added to PCI-SIG's Integrators List
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SANTA CLARA, CA—AUGUST 23, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that PCI-SIG*, the Special Interest Group responsible for Conventional PCI, PCI-X* and PCI Express* industry-standard I/O technologies, has indicated NVIDIA PCI Express technology-based products have passed the Workshop compliance test suite by adding the products to the PCI-SIG Integrators List. NVIDIA is the only graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, and has a full range of NVIDIA products listed, including GPUs designed for workstations, desktops, and notebook computers. To be placed on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, products must undergo a significant set of interoperability and compliance testing requirements, and pass a detailed ‘Compliance Checklist’.
Tony Pierce, PCI-SIG Chairman stated, "NVIDIA's contribution to the PCI Express standard is evident in the breadth of their product offerings that passed our compliance testing. PCI-SIG congratulates NVIDIA for being a part of the first group of member companies to be listed in our Integrators List for their PCI Express technology products. We look forward to NVIDIA’s continuous support to invigorate the PC and workstation markets through the additional value that PCI Express technology has to offer.”
"The fact that NVIDIA brought such a broad selection of PCI Express products to market quickly and is the only major GPU manufacturer on the PCI-SIG Integrators List is a testament to our world-class engineering and design strategy," commented Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.
A wide range of NVIDIA’s PCI Express architecture-based products were tested by PCI-SIG and judged to meet the PCI-SIG testing requirements, including:
NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6 Series
-NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra
-NVIDIA GeForce 6800
-NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
-NVIDIA GeForce 6600
NVIDIA® GeForce FX Series
-NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5900
-NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5750
-NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5300
NVIDIA Quadro® Series
-NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300
-NVIDIA Quadro FX 330
-NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280
Additionally, the soon-to-be announced next-generation NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series mobile GPU has passed the testing for inclusion on the Integrators List.
PCI-SIG is the Special Interest Group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The organization defines and implements new industry standard I/O (Input/Output) specifications as the industry's local I/O needs evolve. Currently, more than 900 industry-leading companies are active PCI-SIG members worldwide. For more information about the PCI-SIG, and PCI-SIG membership benefits, visit the PCI-SIG Web site at <http://www.pcisig.com>.
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 2000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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