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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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.
For a complete list of vendors offering GeForce Go 6600 GPU-based notebooks, please visit www.nvidia.com.
About the GeForce Go 6 Series
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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