Samsung To Offer NVIDIA's RIVA TNT2 Pro On Magic Station M6300 PC Platforms
NVIDIA Expands Global Presence with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
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SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 27, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has selected the RIVA TNT2™ Pro graphics processor as the premier graphics solution for their Magic Station M6300 series of desktop PC products. The RIVA TNT2 Pro will be available in both 16MB and 32 MB versions for the new Samsung Magic Station models. With TNT2 Pro's best-in-class 3D and 2D performance and quality, the Samsung Magic Station M6300 delivers award-winning graphics performance and quality, allowing end-users to achieve the ultimate experience for Internet, digital content creation and entertainment applications.
"Our strategy is to expand our global presence by working with the market leaders and leveraging their geographic strengths," said K.S. Yeo, director of Asia Pacific operations at NVIDIA. "PC users in the Asia Pacific region can now experience the truly wonderful benefits of our technology."
"We're truly excited about our new PC's that are now available with NVIDIA-based graphics solutions," said Hae-Jin Hwang, senior manager of the System Development Group Computer division at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. "As one of the first PC companies to launch NVIDIA into the Asia Pacific market, we can take advantage of NVIDIA's technical strengths and offer PC's with a graphics experience which is second-to-none."
The first 3D graphics semiconductor company to deliver a complete top-to-bottom family of 3D solutions, NVIDIA gives developers the advantage of one unified driver and one architecture across all implementations. The proven graphics architecture and massive gate counts translate into stunningly realistic, high-performance results. NVIDIA single-chip processors enable high-frame-rate 3D graphics, benchmark-winning 2D graphics, and VGA and video acceleration for unequaled visual realism and real-time interactivity. Optimized for both Direct3D™ and OpenGL® APIs, the NVIDIA products currently include:
- NVIDIA GeForce 256™ for the PC enthusiast market. The world's first graphics processing unit, GeForce 256 delivers an order-of-magnitude increase in geometry processing power and enables unmatched access to interactive content.
- NVIDIA Quadro™ for professional workstations, digital content creation, and MCAD markets. The Quadro processor integrates the revolutionary QuadEngine™ architecture for optimized transform and lighting functions.
- NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 for the performance PC market. The RIVA TNT2™ and RIVA TNT2 Pro™ feature NVIDIA's award-winning, fourth-generation, 128-bit 3D architecture that has garnered more than 400 industry awards.
- NVIDIA Vanta™, and RIVA TNT2 M64™ for the commercial PC markets. Also based on the award-winning RIVA TNT2 architecture, these processors offer low-cost, highly integrated choices for entry-level add-in card and motherboard applications.
- NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2™ for the sub-$1000 PC market. The first truly integrated, core-logic GPU, Aladdin TNT2 redefines the possibilities for the lowest-cost platforms.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, is the only independent top-to-bottom supplier of 3D graphics solutions for mainstream PCs. NVIDIA designs, markets and sells an award-winning family of 3D processors, delivering industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC-based applications, including enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, education and entertainment. Used by the top PC OEMs in the world, NVIDIA's products are distributed through a worldwide channel that includes PC OEM, add-in card and motherboard partners in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.nvidia.com.
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Notes to Editors: The recommended way of writing GeForce 256 is with an uppercase G and F, all other letters lowercase with a space between GeForce and 256. The recommended way of writing Vanta is in title case. Please note that the recommended way of writing NVIDIA, RIVA 128, RIVA 128ZX, RIVA TNT and RIVA TNT2 is all CAPITALS.
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