New Wave of PCI Express Notebooks Launch with NVIDIA GeForce Go 6 GPUs
Acer, Asus, Gericom, Medion, Sony, Toshiba, and Others Offer Leading-Edge Technology With the Latest Crop of PCI Express Notebooks Available Immediately
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SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 14, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the immediate availability of the GeForce Go 6600 and 6200 graphics processing units (GPUs) in the newest generation of PCI Express-based notebooks. Notebooks combining the graphics muscle of the GeForce Go 6 GPU series and the latest in Intel Centrino Mobile technology (codenamed Sonoma) are available for purchase now from Aopen, Arima, Asus, Clevo, Compal, ECS, FIC, Gericom, Medion, Mitac, MSI, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Twinhead, Uniwill, and Wistron.
“The NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 GPU delivers advanced graphics and multimedia performance that enhances the mobile computing experience for our Tecra Customers,” said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “The inclusion of the GeForce Go 6600 GPU and other features further differentiates the Tecra and allows Toshiba to continue delivering leading-edge notebook computers.”
“Acer’s mission is to break down the barriers between people and technology and the actualization of that mission is achieved by delivering a truly immersive experience to the enduser,” said Lutz Schoppe, Director for Mobile & Convergence Products of Acer EMEA/PANAMERICA. “By adopting GeForce Go 6 series GPUs for our award-winning notebooks, Acer has chosen the state of art graphics, excellent video and uncompromised battery life. We are able to deliver an uncompromised multimedia experience courtesy of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 GPU.”
More GeForce Go 6 series notebooks from Acer, Medion, Packard Bell and other OEMS, are expected to be available by the end of April 2005. These leading OEMs and ODMs have all selected the GeForce Go 6 series of GPUs to create PCI Express-based notebooks that are characterized by dramatically higher levels of graphics and video performance than previously seen.
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About the GeForce Go 6 Series
The GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series offers a variety of multimedia features for mainstream notebooks, including the industry’s only solution compatible with the latest version of Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, the industry’s only embedded video processor for HD multimedia content. All NVIDIA mobile GPUs are completely compatible with Intel Centrino mobile technology, featuring integrated wireless connectivity with IEEE 802.11a/b/g networks.
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, the date of release of new notebooks and the performance, capabilities, benefits and features of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6 GPUs 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, acceptance and purchase of new notebooks by customers, manufacturing defects, manufacturing delays, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor and notebook industries, 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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