NVIDIA-Based Compaq PCs Score an Unprecedented Double Victory
PCs Featuring NVIDIA Graphics Technologies Win Both PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards
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SANTA CLARA, CA – NOVEMBER 26, 2001 – Further validating the Company’s top-to-bottom, cross-market business strategies, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its revolutionary graphics technologies helped Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) sweep the “Ultimate PC” round-up in issue 21 of PC Magazine. The feature, entitled “Whiz Bang Boxes”, pits 11 consumer PCs and five business PCs from the industry’s top OEMs head-to-head, with one PC in each category crowned the definitive champion. Of the 16 systems reviewed, 13 included NVIDIA’s graphics and multimedia technology, with two systems—the Compaq Presario 8000Z consumer PC featuring the GeForce3™ Ti 500 and the Compaq Evo D500 business PC featuring the NVIDIA Vanta™—earning the prestigious Editor’s Choice award.
“We’re ecstatic that NVIDIA helped Compaq achieve this rare double feat,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA has always delivered dramatic performance increases and feature benefits for the entire range of desktop computers, and we’re pleased that our graphics technologies help power PCs of every platform, at every price point and for every market.”
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