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NVIDIA Announces Breakthrough Power Saving Technology for Mobile GPUs


NVIDIA’s PowerMizer Delivers Comprehensive, Intuitive Power Saving Features to Improve Battery Life of Notebook PCs


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Derek Perez     
NVIDIA Corporation        
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SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 30, 2001 – Looking to extend battery life in notebook PCs, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today introduced PowerMizer™, a radical new mobile technology that allows end users to extend battery life by way of a flexible power management system integrated in both the hardware and software.

“PowerMizer complements the performance of our award-winning mobile GPUs by extending the battery life of the notebook, whether using traditional office solutions or running state of the art 3D applications,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.  “With NVIDIA’s PowerMizer, a typical system’s power consumption can be reduced by more than four watts when running demanding graphics applications without sacrificing performance.”

PowerMizer enables features already built into NVIDIA’s family of GeForce2™ Go mobile GPUs and provides users with the optimal balance between performance and power.  PowerMizer includes a simple but flexible interface that gives users control of the power management settings that best fits their personal computing environment.  PowerMizer reduces system level power consumption by reducing CPU load as well as saving power within the graphics subsystem.  Instead of increasing voltage to deliver peak performance, PowerMizer uses an industry low 1.575V to minimize power consumption while delivering the industry’s fastest graphics solution.  In the maximum battery mode setting, the average graphics power consumption is a remarkably low one-half watt for standard office applications. 

NVIDIA’s PowerMizer technology will be featured in notebooks powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce2 Go, Quadro2™ Go, and next-generation mobile GPUs.
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