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SANTA CLARA, CA — MAY 6, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce2™ MX Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is featured in the new Apple® eMac™, an innovative new computer system designed for education. Apple eMac systems featuring GeForce2 MX GPUs are available immediately from the Apple store for education http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/routingpage.html.
“Apple continues to innovate in every facet of personal computing, and the new eMac is no exception,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Apple to include the eMac platform.”
“The eMac is designed specifically to handle the needs of our education customers,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. “With a large 17-inch flat CRT, a powerful PowerPC G4 processor, and the GeForce 2 MX GPU, the eMac is a powerful education workstation designed to handle even the most demanding 2D and 3D applications with ease.”
Apple’s affordable new eMAC computer for education comes complete with a 17-inch flat CRT display, a PowerPC G4 processor and a space-saving, all-in-one design that fits on school desks. Combining NVIDIA’s award-winning GeForce2 MX GPU with the new eMacs provides clear, crisp images at a variety of screen resolutions that are ideally suited for the learning environment. The powerful GeForce2 MX GPU combines a second transform and lighting engine with the NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer™ (NSR) to render complex 3D images that are rich with detail.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq - NVDA), located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Its 2D, 3D, video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of products and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business, entertainment and education.
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