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NVIDIA Launches Next-Generation GeForce Go 6600 GPU for Thin and Light Notebooks

 
 

Stunning Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Performance and PureVideoTM Technology Now Available in Highly Portable Notebooks from Leading Suppliers

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Diane Vanasse
NVIDIA Corporation
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dvanasse@nvidia.com

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SANTA CLARA,CA—FEBRUARY 14, 2005—Following on the introduction of the award-winning GeForce Go 6 series of mobile graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the GeForce Go 6600, a mobile GPU designed specifically to deliver cutting-edge multimedia functionality without sacrificing portability. The GeForce Go 6600 GPU is available immediately from industry-leading OEMs and ODMs including Acer, Asus, Gericom, Medion, Toshiba, and several other notebook suppliers worldwide.

“Historically, notebooks that offered great video and 3D performance have always been too cumbersome to be used by true road warriors, while small notebooks lacked anything beyond the most rudimentary PC functionality,” said Rob Csongor, general manager of mobile business at NVIDIA. “With the award-winning graphics performance of the GeForce 6 series, PureVideo technology for consumer quality video, and an advanced performance-per-watt architecture, the GeForce Go 6600 GPU creates a flashpoint for the notebook industry.  Now truly portable notebooks do not have to compromise on video and graphics.”

The latest generation of multimedia notebooks will feature the GeForce Go 6600 GPU and the newest mobile technology from Intel®. The GeForce Go 6600 is a true next-generation GPU created specifically to leverage the latest Intel Centrino™ mobile platform (codenamed Sonoma) and takes advantage of the new, improved PCI Express architecture. The results for consumers are the delivery of highly portable, versatile notebooks with graphics and video performance beyond anything previously seen.
  
“With the latest Intel Centrino mobile technology, PCI Express is becoming increasingly prevalent in notebooks, delivering higher bandwidth for discrete graphics,” said Mooley Eden, general manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. “The combination of Intel Centrino mobile technology and products such as the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 GPU will enable outstanding multimedia performance, turning the laptop into the ultimate all-in-one gaming and entertainment device.”

For a complete list of vendors offering GeForce Go 6600 GPU-based notebooks, please visit www.nvidia.com.

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.

About NVIDIA
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 features, benefits, performance and capabilities of the GeForce Go 6600 GPU and the notebooks into which the GeForce Go 6600 GPU are integrated and the importance of PCI express 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, market acceptance of new products, incompatibility of technologies, adjustments to performance to allow integration into a notebook, 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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