100% Capture Rate Exemplifies NVIDIA Technology Leadership Position
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For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA – December 5, 2000 – NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that in PC Magazine's December 5th article entitled "High-End PCs", all of the 14 PCs reviewed featured NVIDIA-based graphics cards, including the Micron Millennia MAX XP, winner of PC Magazine Editors' Choice. Solutions based on the NVIDIA GeForce2™ family were cited as the standard for high-end PCs due to outstanding performance in Ziff-Davis' 3D WinBench 2000.
"The top desktops on 3D WinBench were those using the NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra™ graphics chip set," said Joel Santo Domingo project leader for PCs and Devices, PC Magazine Labs. "Although it was not required, all had graphics powered by NVIDIA."
"Recognition from our OEMs and PC Magazine is affirmation of NVIDIA's position as the worldwide leader in 3D graphics technology," stated Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "We continue to drive the market and set the standard for performance excellence."
NVIDIA's GeForce2 is the industry's most advanced GPU family. Features of the GeForce2 family include: the industry's highest performance, NVIDIA's Shading Rasterizer™ (NSR) for per-pixel shading operations, an integrated transform and lighting engine, Digital Vibrance Control for crisp, clear visuals, and support for multiple displays with NVIDIA's TwinView™ architecture. All of the GeForce2 GPUs represent the best in 3D, 2D and video today. NVIDIA offers a range of solutions to serve the varied needs of the gaming enthusiast, commercial, corporate, and home users.
PC Magazine editors conduct rigorous reviews of thousands of computer hardware, software, and networking technologies and products each year, evaluating them for their positive effect for consumer and business use.
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. PC OEMs, add-in card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies worldwide choose NVIDIA GPUs as the core component of their graphics processing solutions. NVIDIA GPUs are used by large corporations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home-based consumers. NVIDIA graphics processors deliver superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at www.nvidia.com.
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