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Leading PC OEMs, System Builders, and Add-In Card Partners to Offer GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache Technology
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 15, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced a tidal wave of industry support for its recently announced NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology. Many of the world’s leading PC OEMs, system builders, and add-in card partners have announced plans to build systems and graphics cards utilizing the new NVIDIA GeForce™ 6200 graphics processing unit (GPU) with TurboCache technology.
“The days of outdated graphics technology in value-priced systems has come to an end now that NVIDIA has shipped the first TurboCache-enabled GPUs to customers,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “GeForce 6200 with TurboCache redefines the price/performance equation in the value PC segment. For the first time, it is feasible for PC OEMs to offer the industry’s most advanced feature set, including support for Direct X 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support, to their value segment customers.”
The following is a partial list of the PC OEMs, system builders, and add-in card manufacturers that will be offering NVIDIA GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache technology. For a complete list of partners, please log on to http://www.nvidia.com.
PC OEMs & System Builders
Add-in Card Manufacturers
NVIDIA TurboCache technology is a new, patent pending hardware and software technology which allows a GPU to render directly to system memory leveraging the high transfer rate of PCI-Express, instead of using local memory on the graphics card. NVIDIA TurboCache technology lowers on-board memory requirements, enabling system builders to deliver a more feature-rich GPU and achieve graphics performance previously unattainable at value prices. The NVIDIA GeForce 6200 will be the first GPU to feature TurboCache technology.
GeForce 6200 GPUs with TurboCache technology are shipping to customers now and graphics cards are anticipated to be available from leading add-in card manufacturers and in systems from leading PC OEMs in January 2005.
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 graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) 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 benefits, uses, capabilities and performance of the TurboCache technology, the PC OEMs and systems builders, and add-in card manufacturers who plan to offer products using our GeForce 6 Series of GPUs, and the anticipated dates of availability 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, manufacturing defects, adoption of new technology by our partners and customers, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, delays in integration of our products, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. 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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