World's First Mainstream GPU Delivers Unprecedented Visual Capabilities and Quality to SCALEO Consumer PC
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Dr. Herbert Schweikl
For Immediate Release
LONDON — June 28, 2000 —NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers has chosen the GeForce2 MX™ as the GPU of choice for their SCALEO consumer PC. The GeForce2 MX delivers industry-leading performance and quality with a new advanced TwinView™ architecture at a mainstream solution price. The rich feature set, highly acclaimed performance and quality, combined with its low cost, truly makes GeForce2 MX a GPU (graphics processor units) for the masses.
Based on the award-winning GeForce2 GTS™ architecture, this well-balanced architecture powers 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 new GPU offers outstanding 3D performance by delivering over 20 million sustained triangles per second and 700 million texels per second. The GeForce2 MX delivers more than three times the texture processing power of any competitive mainstream consumer graphics processor.
"Today's consumers want the best in digital multimedia features and the performance for Internet and entertainment applications," said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "GeForce2 MX's groundbreaking TwinView and Digital Vibrance Control™ technologies deliver capabilities, visual quality, and performance unheard of for the value-conscious consumer."
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.
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Fujitsu Siemens Computers was formed through a joint venture between Fujitsu Computers (Europe) Limited and Siemens Computer Systems, and commenced operations on 1st October 1999. The company is jointly owned by Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, and has its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With extensive European manufacturing facilities, customer-focused companies in 25 European countries, and more than 7,200 experienced employees, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is aiming to be the number one computer company in its home market, Europe, by the year 2001.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers provides the world's most complete portfolio of best-in-the-class IT products. From the smallest notebooks to the most powerful data centre solutions, its world-leading technology creates solutions to business problems and enhances individual's lifestyle. Developed and manufactured in Europe for Europe, the product portfolio benefits from the technologies and worldwide sourcing networks of the parent companies.
In addition to an enviable customer base which includes most of the top 1,000 largest enterprises in the Europe, the company's assets include: relationships with more than 2,000 of the leading VARs, distributors and retailers with over 100,000 outlets serving millions of customers; a sales organisation with more than 2,500 sales professionals; and the combined strengths of the parent companies – with a global network of service and integration partners as well as more than 80,000 specialists dedicated to the product portfolio. Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the new IT force in Europe. Homepage: www.fujitsu-siemens.com
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Notes to Editors: GeForce 256, GeForce2 GTS, and GeForce2 MX should be written with an uppercase G and F, all other letters lowercase, and a space between GeForce and 256 as well as a space between GeForce2 and GTS and a space between GeForce2 and MX. MX and GTS are ALL CAPITALS. The recommended format for Vanta and Quadro is title case. The recommended format for NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, RIVA TNT, and RIVA TNT2 is ALL CAPITALS.
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