NVIDIA Affirmed As Strongest Workstation Graphics Supplier
NVIDIA Quadro4 Solutions Lead on New Application-Oriented SPECviewperf Benchmark Tests While Taking the Price/Performance Crown
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SANTA CLARA, CA — MAY 21, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its Quadro™4 family of workstation graphics solutions delivered the highest performance results on the new SPECviewperf 7.0 3ds max-01 and Ugs-01 tests as well as the updated Light-05 test published by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation’s Graphics Performance Characterization (SPEC/GPC) group. NVIDIA’s Quadro4 graphics solutions decimated the competition with the best price/performance results across all of the SPECapc and SPECviewperf 7.0 benchmarks. The Company’s workstation products also achieved top performance marks on SPECapc Unigraphics V17, 3ds max™ 4.2™ and SolidWorks® 2001™ tests. The results can be found online at www.spec.org/gpc/.
“The new SPECviewperf 7.0 suite of benchmarks are further evidence that our Quadro4 professional graphics solutions are the workstation industry’s best choice for both performance and value,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We’re committed to sustaining our leadership position in the professional 3D graphics market, and are dedicated to supporting the SPECopc’s efforts to bring graphics performance measurement closer to the end user’s real world applications experience.”
Widely respected and regarded as the industry's standard for application-based performance benchmarking for the professional 3D graphics industry, the SPEC/GPC’s OpenGL® Performance Characterization project group released SPECviewperf 7.0 on May 6. A major new version of its application-based performance evaluation software, SPECviewperf 7.0 includes new features to more accurately capture graphics functionality from real applications and provides new and updated viewsets representing popular applications for digital content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing and engineering.
The undisputed SPECviewperf 7.0 price/performance leader, the Quadro4 family is a complete, top-to-bottom family of workstation graphics solutions delivering the industry’s highest performance and most complete feature set at unprecedented values. The Quadro4 XGL series has the ideal solution for every level of user of CAD and DCC applications, while the Quadro4 NVS series of multi-display professional solutions offers industry-leading acceleration for professional 2D applications popular in the financial services and Non-Linear Video Editing (NLE) markets. New technology introduced in the Quadro4 family includes:
NVIDIA’s Quadro4 graphics boards are available worldwide from a variety of workstation OEMs and channel partners, including: Compaq Computer Corporation, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Boxx Technology, Colfax International, DigitalScape, LT Micro/The 3D Shop, Max Black Systems, MaxVision, PNY Technologies and Tristar International.
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