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NVIDIA GPUs Garner More Than 50 Awards Worldwide
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SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 18, 2001 - In a show of unparalleled market acceptance, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that its GeForce Titanium series of graphics processing units (GPU) has gained widespread adoption from more than 50 of the top PC OEMS and system builders worldwide. NVIDIA's GeForce Titanium GPUs are now offered in computer systems from over 50 system builders and top OEMs, including: ABS, Alienware, Compaq, Dell, Evesham, Falcon Northwest, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Legend, MicronPC, Nutrend, Polywell, Sys, Xi and more. Along with the large number of OEM design wins, products featuring NVIDIA GeForce Titanium GPUs have earned over 50 editor's choice awards from various magazines and Web sites from around the world.
"2001 has been a landmark year for NVIDIA,"stated Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA's GeForce Titanium series of GPUs strengthened our position as the unequivocal leader in graphics technology for the desktop PC market."
NVIDIA GeForce Titanium GPU-based systems and stand-alone graphics cards have won numerous awards in industry publications such as MaximumPC, PC Gamer, PC Magazine, PC World, as well as major hardware sites, including: 3Dspotlight.com, Bjorn3D.com, CNET, Evil3d.net, Sharkyextreme.com and others. Most recently, the GeForce3 Ti 500 was the GPU in the Falcon Northwest Mach V desktop system that received the "Gear of the Year" award from Maximum PC magazine, and in the Compaq Presario 8000Z that captured the PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award (http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s%253D1564%2526a%253D18393,00.asp).
"Much of the Mach V's muscle comes from its VisionTek Xtasy 6964 graphics card, based on NVIDIA's new GeForce3 Ti 500 graphics processor," noted contributing editor Denny Atkin, who awarded the machine the CNET Editor's Choice Award in his review for CNET.com (http://computers.cnet.com/hardware/0-1018-405-7924018.html?tag=st.co.1018-404-7924018.rev-rev.1018-405-7924018). "The Ti 500 already looks like the fastest game performer available."
"The Xtasy 6964, powered by the GeForce3 Ti 500 chip, is top-of-the-line," added GregVederman, technical editor for PC Gamer Magazine , in awarding the PC Gamer Editor's Choice Award in the December 2001 Holiday Gift Guide Issue.
"The GeForce3 Ti 500-powered Xtasy 6964 is the definite winner and posted some truly phenomenal scores," said hardware editor Vince Freeman who awarded the card the Extreme Hardware Award in his review for Sharkyextreme.com (http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardware/reviews/video/visiontek_6964/index.shtml
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