NVIDIA's RIVA TNT2 Ultra Enables Powerful 3D Graphics for Seventh-Generation AMD AthlonTM Processor
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 9, 1999 – NVIDIA Corporation, (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world's leading supplier of performance 3D graphics processors, today announced that the award-winning, RIVA TNT2TM Ultra is optimized for AMD AthlonTM processor-based PCs. Optimizations and support for AMD's 3DNow!TM technology within NVIDIA's "Detonator" software drivers enable an unparalleled 3D computing experience on systems powered by the RIVA TNT2 Ultra and AMD Athlon processor.
The RIVA TNT2 Ultra, in combination with the AMD Athlon processor, provides a hardware platform capable of delivering an unprecedented 3D graphics experience for today's high-end user. Measured to be the world's fastest graphics processor by Mercury Research and Computer Gaming World, the RIVA TNT2 Ultra provides the Athlon platform with best-in-class 3D and 2D performance and quality -- with 32-bit true color rendering and 32-bit Z/stencil-buffer.
"The AMD Athlon processor, combined with the RIVA TNT2 graphics processor featuring support for 3DNow! technology provides a 3D graphics platform capable of delivering a new level of visual performance and quality," said Dana Krelle, vice president of Marketing at AMD's Computation Products Group.
"AMD chose the RIVA TNT2 Ultra as the first official 3D graphics processor for AMD's new Athlon processor," stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "This clearly solidifies our No.1 position with key platform partners as the 3D graphics processor of choice for all PCs."
RIVA TNT2 Offers Industry Leading Performance
The RIVA TNT2 meets all the requirements of the mainstream PC graphics market and Microsoft's PC98, PC99 and all DirectXR 6.0 initiatives. In addition to DirectXR support, the RIVA TNT provides full support for an OpenGLTM ICD (Installable Client Driver) for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Delivering the industry's fastest Direct3DR 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.
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