NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Powers Graphics on New Apple iMac

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MACWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO — NEW YORK, NY — JULY 17, 2002 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA GeForce™4 MX Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) will be the graphics engine to power the new Apple® iMac™, which features a stunning 17-inch wide-screen flat panel display, introduced today at the Macworld Conference & Expo in New York. 

“Apple’s innovative designs consistently exceed the expectations people have for a computer system,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA.  “The GeForce4 MX GPU combines with the 17-inch-wide, free-floating flat panel included with the new iMac to provide an extraordinary platform for working on multimedia applications or playing the hottest games.”

“The new iMac with a 17-inch wide-screen flat-panel is the ultimate Digital Hub for creating and managing your digital music, movies and photos,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior director of Hardware Product Marketing.  “The industry-leading graphics technologies of Mac OS X, including Quartz for 2D imaging, OpenGL for 3D rendering and QuickTime for multimedia really take advantage of the best-in-class performance of the GeForce4 MX to provide our customers with an incredible graphics experience.”

The award-winning NVIDIA GeForce4 GPU is a highly integrated graphics architecture that delivers unprecedented features to the consumer market.  GeForce4 MX delivers a new level of graphics performance and flexibility to its market segment.  GeForce4 MX GPUs include advanced features such as:

  • NVIDIA’s Lightspeed Memory Architecture II (LMA II), the first 64-bit or 128-bit DDR interface for the mainstream segment, with its crossbar-designed, dual memory controllers to improve overall memory efficiency;
  • Accuview Antialiasing™ technology delivering high-resolution, high-performance, and unbeatable visual quality at blistering frame rates.

Apple’s innovative all-in-one flat-panel iMac is designed to be the center of today's digital lifestyle.  It combines the powerful GeForce4 MX with a 17-inch wide-screen LCD that appears to float in mid-air, allowing users to effortlessly adjust the height or angle with just a touch.  The new Apple iMac also features an 800MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine; the revolutionary SuperDrive™ for playing and burning CDs and DVDs; and a large 80GB hard drive.

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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