NVIDIA nForce Platform Processors and GeForce GPUs Primed for New AMD CPUs
NVIDIA Platform Processors and New AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2200+ Combine for the Industry’s Most Cost-Effective, High-Performance PC Platform
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SANTA CLARA, CA — JUNE 10, 2002 — Furthering its commitment to the development of innovative, integrated platform technologies, NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that its entire family of nForce™ Platform Processors, as well as its Detonator™ series of Unified Drivers for the Company’s extensive line of GeForce™ Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), have been optimized to take advantage of the new high-performing, .13 micron-process-manufactured AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2200+, announced earlier today.
“Through our deep working relationship with AMD, we have transitioned the PC from a rudimentary device into a platform that is capable of performing the most complex tasks requested by today’s most demanding users,” said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “The combination of our nForce Platform Processors and AMD’s new Athlon processors manufactured on 0.13 micron process technology offers radical levels of performance and functionality at extremely competitive price points, and we look forward to continued architectural innovation as we deliver unprecedented real-time graphics, audio, networking and streaming experiences to the PC desktop.”
“NVIDIA’s powerful nForce Platform Processors are a perfect complement to our high-performing AMD Athlon XP processors,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. "The collaboration between AMD and NVIDIA has provided innovative solutions for our shared customers seeking the ultimate PC platform.”
PCs and motherboards featuring NVIDIA’s nForce Platform Processors are currently available from hundreds of system motherboard manufacturers, PC OEMs and system builders worldwide, including: Alienware, ASUStek, Compaq, Falcon Northwest, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu-Siemens, MicronPC, MSI, NEC and more.
Add-in card companies manufacturing products based on GeForce4 GPUs include: 3Dpower, ABIT, Anextek, AOpen, AsusTEK, Chaintech, Creative Labs, ELSA, eVGA.com, Gainward Co. Ltd., Leadtek Research, Inc., MSI, Palit, Pine Technologies, PNY Technologies, Prolink, Sparkle and Visiontek, Inc.
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