NVIDIA's Graphics Processors Power New Acer Systems
NVIDIA's TNT2 Pro Standardized on Multiple Acer Platforms
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SANTA CLARA, CA – January 4, 2000 – NVIDIA™ Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, today announced that Acer America Corporation. has chosen the NVIDIA TNT2™ Pro as the premier graphics solution for its Aspire 6400 performance home PCs, and AcerPower 4400 and 8400 commercial desktop PCs. Carrying the TNT2 Pro's best-in-class 3D and 2D performance and quality on its Acer TNT2-16 graphic accelerator cards, Acer's new consumer and performance platforms deliver an unrivaled entertainment and Internet experience.
The Aspire 6400 brings the world-renowned Aspire Making it Easy for You initiative to a high-powered, performance-configured home PC powerhouse. Acer's AcerPower 4400 and 8400 commercial desktop PCs provide result-driven business environments with flexible, upgradeable workhorses in both desktop and minitower configurations.
"We are pleased to be working with NVIDIA to offer our customers the best possible graphics solution for our Aspire and AcerPower PC families," said Vincent Cho, associate vice president of Desktop PC Products, Branded Business, for Acer Information Products Group. "By offering the powerful graphics capability of the Acer TNT2-16 graphic accelerator cards with the TNT2 Pro, we can continue to raise the bar and deliver cutting-edge PC solutions."
"The TNT2 family continues to be the dominant fourth generation graphics architecture," said Jeff Fisher, vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "Working with Acer Inc., we are now moving our performance processors further into the mainstream market."
TNT2 Pro Offers Industry-Leading Performance
Targeting the mainstream performance PC market, the TNT2 Pro delivers over 280 million pixels per second of processing power. The TNT2 architecture is NVIDIA's fourth-generation integrated 128-bit 3D processor. The TNT2's 32MB frame buffer, 32-bit color pipeline and 32-bit Z/stencil buffer delivers unsurpassed quality and performance.
The TNT2 Pro is WHQL certified and meets all the requirements of the mainstream PC graphics market and Microsoft's PC 98, PC 99 and all DirectX® 6.0 initiatives. In addition to DirectX support, the TNT2 provides full support for an OpenGL® ICD (Installable Client Driver) for Windows® 95 and Windows NT®. Delivering the industry's fastest Direct3D® acceleration, leadership VGA, DirectDraw and video performance allows the RIVA TNT2 to power a growing range of 3D applications, including the hottest 3D games and full-screen DVD playback.
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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