GeForce2 Graphics Processing Unit and Company Chosen for Technical Excellence
NVIDIA Technical Leadership Recognized by PC Magazine
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COMDEX 2000 – LAS VEGAS — November 14, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced it has earned the PC Magazine "2000 Award for Technical Excellence" in the Components category. The award, chosen by PC Magazine staff and editors, recognizes NVIDIA's GeForce2™ family of GPUs, as a breakthrough product and technology that sets the pace for the graphics industry and serves as a benchmark for innovation. The award was made in Las Vegas on Monday, November 13th 2000, at the COMDEX '00 global information technology industry trade show.
"PC Magazine's Award for Technical Excellence is the industry's most prestigious honor," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "Winning this award truly exemplifies the vision, passion and dedication of the extremely high-caliber engineering talent we have assembled at NVIDIA."
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. For the Technical Excellence Awards, PC Magazine looks at companies who have made a lasting contribution in the technology industry. For these awards, the PC Magazine editors, senior contributors and PC Magazine Labs choose winners in approximately 10 categories, plus "Person of the Year" and a "Lifetime Achievement" award.
About PC Magazine
PC Magazine (www.pcmag.com), the most important technology publication in the world, delivers authoritative, labs-based comparative reviews of computing and Internet products to more than 6.6 million highly engaged technology buyers. PC Magazine defines technology for e-business and is the only magazine with in-depth reviews and accurate, repeatable testing from PC Magazine Labs placed in the unique context of today's business technology landscape. To meet its readers' needs for buying information that is as current as it is comprehensive, PC Magazine publishes 22 times a year in print and continuously on the Web.
About Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Ziff Davis Media Inc. (www.ziffdavis.com) is the leading information authority for buying, using and experiencing technology and the Internet. It is the largest technology and Internet magazine publisher and the sixth largest magazine publisher in the United States. The company is also at the forefront in creating a new generation of consumer and business media that educate, entertain and empower people.
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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