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New GeForce 6200 Graphics Processor First to Deliver DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology, and High Definition Video Playback at Value Prices
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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200, a new graphics processing unit (GPU) which delivers the world-renowned GeForce 6 Series architecture and performance to the value PC segment. The GeForce 6200 features the industry’s most advanced graphics feature set and delivers an extraordinary gaming experience on next-generation titles, such as Ubisoft’s Far Cry and id Software’s Doom™ 3 , as well as consumer electronics-quality, high definition video playback.
“With the addition of the GeForce 6200, NVIDIA has a unified line-up of GPUs which deliver unmatched performance in each of their respective market segments," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “With a GeForce 6200-based PC, consumers now have a compelling, cost-effective alternative to integrated graphics that delivers amazing graphics and high-definition video performance and a forward-looking 3D architecture that will future-proof their systems.”
The GeForce 6200 GPUs offer best-in-class performance in the value segment by taking the GeForce 6 graphics architecture, which has been described as the most advanced in the world, top-to-bottom in the NVIDIA product line-up. GeForce 6200 GPUs are the only graphics processors in the value segment that support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 which is being used to develop ultra-realistic, next-generation DirectX 9.0 games. Only NVIDIA GPUs offer NVIDIA UltraShadow™ II technology to deliver blazing speeds on next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. GeForce 6 Series of GPUs also feature the industry’s first GPU-based programmable video processing engine for stunning, high-definition video playback. Backed by the NVIDIA ForceWare™ software suite and Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), the GeForce 6200 GPUs ensure industry-renowned compatibility and reliability for a great user experience.
GeForce 6200 GPUs are shipping now and GeForce 6200-based graphics boards will be available from leading add-in card manufacturers in November. For additional details and a list of partners, please log on to http://www.nvidia.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units), MCPs (media and communications processors), and WMPs (wireless media processors) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the features, benefits and capabilities of the GeForce 6200 and the anticipated source and date of availability for purchase are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, NVIDIA’s reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our products, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements
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