GeForce4 420 Go GPU Powers Legend Soleil V80 Notebook
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BEIJING — MAY 8, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its new GeForce4(TM) 420 Go mobile Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has been chosen as the standard offering in the Legend Soleil V80 notebook PC, now available in China. The addition of the GeForce4 mobile GPU to the Legend product line—following the adoption of the GeForce4 GPU in Legend’s business and home desktop PCs—further exemplifies the technology leadership and strong brand recognition of NVIDIA’s products in China.
“NVIDIA is extremely pleased to partner with China’s leading OEM on such an outstanding product,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “The combination of the GeForce4 420 Go’s outstanding graphics and cutting-edge power management capabilities with Legend’s world-class design results in a potent combination sure to satisfy the most demanding customer.”
NVIDIA’s GeForce4 420 Go mobile GPU uses NVIDIA’s PowerMizer technology that dynamically adapts to changing computing environments and controls power consumption for the entire platform. PowerMizer’s support for automatic frequency and voltage scaling minimizes power consumption to maximize overall battery life. Dedicated hardware, including an integrated Video Processing Engine (VPE), Accuview™ Antialiasing engine, and Lightspeed Memory Architecture, ensures end users of the fastest computing and most extraordinary graphics processing capability experience ever realized on a mobile PC platform.
“We are ecstatic to be the first major notebook manufacturer in China to use NVIDIA’s GeForce4 420 Go mobile GPU,” said Xia Yang, general manager of Legend’s Notebook Computers Group. “With the NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go, we are able to bring true 3D and unprecedented multimedia experiences to notebook customers. Legend is very pleased to partner with NVIDIA and we believe NVIDIA’s mobile graphics solution will provide the power and performance that mobile users demand.”
The newly announced Legend Soleil V80 notebook adopts Intel®’s latest Pentium® 4 Processor - M CPU, the highest-performance mobile processor currently available in the world, achieving the highest peak performance ever realized in mobile computing. In addition to the core computing performance and outstanding graphics processing capability, the Legend Soleil V80 notebook also integrates traditional network application modules such as modem and Ethernet. It also reserves the legacy infrared interface, embodies the Bluetooth module interface and WLAN interface, providing users with secure and convenient Bluetooth and Mini PCI solutions. The Legend Soleil V80 notebook also incorporates a dedicated WLAN antenna at its LCD side to enable easier WLAN application.
About Legend Group
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Beijing, Legend Group is a diversified conglomerate dedicated to IT industry. Going public in Hong Kong in 1994 (Code: 992), the group currently employs 11,200 people. Legend Group was voted as the first of China Electronics Top 100 successively in 1999 and 2000. In July 2000, Legend Group became one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Index. Total shipment of Legend computers in fiscal 2000 reached 2.62 million units. Legend computers ranked first in China’s PC marketshare in terms of sales for six consecutive years, and the Asia-Pacific’s first (excluding Japan) for seven consecutive years up to Q4 2001.
Legend Group ranks eighth in the Business Weekly’s “2002 Top 100 High-tech”, the first-ever Mainland OEM to be ranked within the top ten. Investor Relations named Legend Group as the 2000 Asia-Pacific Company of the Year. In a survey by Reuters in 2000 (Mainland China and Hong Kong), Legend’s investor relationship ranked first in 11 of the 13 criteria.
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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