NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Chosen For HP Brio Business PCs
NVIDIA GPU Delivers Advanced Performance to HP Small Business Computing Solutions
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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:
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