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For Immediate Release
LONDON — October 2, 2000 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company has chosen the GeForce2 GTS GPU as a graphics solution for the HP Brio business PC family. NVIDIA'S fifth generation 3D architecture, the GeForce2 GTS allows HP to deliver award-winning graphics performance and quality across the HP Brio business PC line.
"With HP Brio business PCs you get more than a high quality PC at an affordable price," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president at NVIDIA. "By combining HP's complete e-business package with our award-winning GPU and unified driver solution, small and medium business users have access to the highest quality, feature rich graphics business solution available."
HP Brio business PCs provide the performance, scalability and ease-of-use needed by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Flexible configurations allow customers to select the features they want, while retaining expandability options to accommodate growing business needs. With the HP e-center, a comprehensive Internet package that enables customers to easily connect to the Internet, access business information and resources to develop their e-business, and utilize e-services to help them realize the potential of the Internet, SMBs now have all the tools needed to take their company online in minutes.
"The HP Brio is one of the leading solutions in the professional PC market," said Craig Ainslie, commercial PCs marketing manager for HP's Business Desktop Division. "The addition of NVIDIA's GeForce2 GTS graphics to HP Brio business PCs allows us to provide our customers with some of the most advanced, high-performance graphics capabilities available today."
The GeForce2 GTS achieves an astounding four pixels per clock (dual-textured) or eight texels per clock and delivers 1.6-billion texels (or 1.6 GigaTexels) per second -- more than twice the performance of the award-winning GeForce 256™ and more than three times the texture processing power of any competitive consumer graphics product. GeForce2 GTS drives the most extreme resolutions and color depths of up to 2048 x 1536 x 32 at 75 MHz.
GeForce2 GTS takes full advantage of NVIDIA's unified driver architecture (UDA). Through UDA, GeForce2 GTS has a backward and forward binary driver that is 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 greatly simplifies system administration. For example, you could remove an NVIDIA TNT2 from a system and replace it with a GeForce2 GTS without changing the graphics software driver. Only NVIDIA offers this level of compatibility.
Major 3D features of the GeForce2 GTS include:
-Second generation transform and lighting engines
-Hardware full-scene antialiasing (FSAA)
-NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR) – multi-operation per-pixel rendering engine
-Integrated TMDS transmitter supporting flat panels up to 1280 x 1024
-Up to 128MB of high-speed double data rate frame buffer memory
-AGP 4X and PCI support
-Full support for Microsoft® DirectX®and SGI OpenGL®
-Optimal performance for current and future CPUs from Intel and AMD
The computing industry recognizes NVIDIA as the global leader in advanced graphics processing technology for mainstream platforms, honoring the company with the most graphics awards in the history of the PC industry. The unmatched breadth of the NVIDIA product family enables gripping multimedia experiences for the entire desktop computer market from workstations to internet-enabled appliances. 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 http://www.nvidia.com.
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Notes to Editors: GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce 256, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX should be written as shown, with an uppercase "G" and "F", with a lowercase "e" and a lowercase "orce." There is no space between "GeForce" and "2" for GeForce2 Ultra, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX. There is a space before "Ultra," "GTS," "MX," and "256." The word "Ultra" is in titlecase. "MX" and "GTS" are in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. Quadro2 Pro and Quadro2 MXR should be written as shown; there is no space between "Quadro" and "2." There is a space before "MXR" and it is in ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for NVIDIA, NVIDIA TNT2, NVIDIA TNT, RIVA 128, and RIVA 128ZX and is ALL CAPITALS.
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