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MACWORLD 2001 - NEW YORK - JULY 18, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its TwinView™ display architecture is now available for Apple’s Power Mac G4 line of computers. NVIDIA’s GeForce2™ MX is the standard GPU of choice for Apple’s new Power Mac G4 configurations available through retail, while the GeForce3™ GPU is a configure-to-order (CTO) option. All of NVIDIA’s products are available through The Apple Store (www.apple.com) and through Apple resellers.
This is the first time that NVIDIA’s GeForce2 MX™ is being offered on all standard retail configurations of Power Mac G4, including dual monitor support via TwinView. TwinView enables exciting display alternatives. For example, a user could configure a Mac to surf the web on their primary monitor while simultaneously watching a DVD movie on a television screen.
“Today, Apple launched the new Power Mac G4 complete with NVIDIA’s TwinView capabilities, shifting the way end-users interact with their computers and monitors,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “Our TwinView functionality is the perfect complement to Apple’s Power Mac desktops and its family of matching displays–bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers alike.”
“The Power Mac G4, with its power, expandability and leading-edge digital solutions, is the system of choice for serious graphics professionals,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With NVIDIA’s TwinView functionality for dual-monitor support, Apple’s new Power Mac G4 gives the pro something they value highly-–more screen real estate to be creative.”
Based on the award-winning GeForce2 architecture, the GeForce2 MX GPU with TwinView ensures razor-sharp, crystal-clear 2D graphics, even at extreme resolutions as high as 2048 x 1536, in 32-bit color on a primary display screen. The GeForce2 MX GPU also offers advanced 3D performance by delivering over 25 million sustained triangles per second and 800 million texels per second.
In addition to blazingly fast 2D and 3D graphics, GeForce2 MX provides unparalleled display flexibility with its new TwinView display architecture. Through TwinView, GeForce2 MX supports a dizzying array of multi-display configurations. Various combinations of multiple monitors, flat panels, and TVs can be connected to a single GeForce2 MX GPU. TwinView even supports two independent digital flat panels, an industry first, providing relief for severely constrained desktop environments.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment, and education.
Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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