NVIDIA Expands GeForce2 MX Family of GPUs
New GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 Delivers Powerful Graphics Performance for the Mainstream Desktop PC Market
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Santa Clara, CA – March 6, 2001 – In an effort to deliver high-performance, feature-rich graphics processing unit (GPU) capabilities to every end-user, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today unveiled the GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 GPUs. Featuring the 256-bit core technology of the GeForce2 family, 64 and 128-bit memory interface, and various clock speeds--this family of GPUs brings high-performance desktop GPU performance and capabilities to the value mainstream market.
"The addition of the GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 gives us a well-rounded family of mainstream GPUs with multi-market, high-volume appeal," stated Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "The value segment of the mainstream market has been demanding GeForce2-class graphics for some time. Now, NVIDIA can offer a complete, high-performance GPU family to meet the needs of our OEMs and their customers."
The GeForce2 MX family now includes two new GPUs--the original GeForce2 MX (128-bit SDR/64-bit DDR/64-bit SDR solutions); the GeForce2 MX 200 (64-bit SDR solution); and the GeForce2 MX 400 (64-bit DDR/128-bit SDR) – for the most cost-effective, flexible graphics solutions available.
Based on the award-winning GeForce2 MX architecture, introduced in June 2000, GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 each are designed specifically to meet the needs of the volume PC market. Featuring NVIDIA's patented Digital Vibrance Control and the TwinView display architecture, the GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 also include advanced visual features, such as hardware transform and lighting and per-pixel shading, and provide GeForce 2 - level performance, all at mainstream prices. This rich feature set, combined with low cost, truly makes the GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 a family of GPUs for the masses.
For greater manageability and stability, the GeForce2 MX family of GPUs is based on NVIDIA's unified driver architecture (UDA). Through UDA, GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 are binary compatible with past, present, and future NVIDIA GPUs, as well as top-to-bottom compatible with all currently manufactured versions of NVIDIA's graphics processors. This simplifies system administration and is a key element of managing cost-of-ownership or PC life-cycle costs. Only NVIDIA offers this level of compatibility.
The GeForce2 MX 200 and 400 will be available from numerous OEMs and add-in card manufacturers in 30 to 60 days.