NVIDIA GeForce 6800 and GeForce 6600 GPUs Default on All ABS Ultimate Gaming Systems
November 10, 2004 – Whittier, CA – ABS announced today that it has chosen the NVIDIA® GeForce 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) as the default GPU in its award-winning ABS Ultimate Gaming series of high performance computers. The ABS Ultimate Series of computer systems are designed with only top quality components and built with reliability and performance in mind. The choice to use the NVIDIA® GeForce 6 series of products, including GeForce 6800 and GeForce 6600, demonstrates ABS’ commitment to providing next-generation technology without compromise.
"Our decision to use NVIDIA® GeForce 6 series products was based on the fact that they excelled in our own testing and benchmarking against similarly priced products. With an advanced feature set including support for Shader Model 3.0 as well as the ability to take advantage of future features such as NVIDIA SLI, the 6 series is the preferred choice for the PC enthusiast," said Albert Wang, head of ABS Computer Technologies, Inc.
"ABS has built a reputation in the gaming community for assembling cutting-edge components into a fast, stable computer system," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "By standardizing on the NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series of GPUs, ABS is ensuring that their systems will deliver blazing graphics performance and provide their customers with a forward-looking feature set designed for next-generation gaming titles."
The NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series of GPUs are based on an innovative new 3D graphics architecture that is the first to deliver Microsoft® DirectX® 9 Shader Model 3.0 support for ultra–realistic image quality and a superscalar 16-pipe design for unmatched performance. The GeForce 6600 GPUs share the same advanced feature set and have an eight pipe superscalar design. Only NVIDIA GeForce 6 GPUs offer NVIDIA UltraShadow II technology to deliver blazing speeds on next-generation, shadow-intensive games such as Doom 3. GeForce 6 GPUs have a dedicated video processing engine that delivers superb high-definition video playback and benefits from the renowned compatibility and reliability of the NVIDIA ForceWare software suite featuring the NVIDIA unified driver architecture (UDA), custom game profiles, NVIDIA nView multi-display software, and much more.
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.
About ABS Computer Technologies, Inc.
Since 1990, ABS has been building high quality, high performance systems for gamers, enthusiasts, and power users with only the best components available. ABS computers are built to exacting specifications and have won numerous awards and accolades including Computer Shopper’s "Best Gaming PC" of 2004, PC World’s "Best Buy" and many more. ABS’ line of performance desktops, notebooks, and workstations are custom configured, built, and tested with the most demanding benchmarks in the industry. For more information about ABS products, please visit http://www.abspc.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the benefits of ABS adopting the NVIDIA 6800 Series as the default video card 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, incompatibility of products, delays in ramping new products into production, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, delays in integration of our products, 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 the NVIDIA 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.
NVIDIA, ForceWare, GeForce, nView, SLI and UltraShadow are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries.