NVIDIA Delivers Critically Acclaimed GPU Technology to Notebook Computers
New GeForce4 4200 Go Mobile GPU Raises Competitive Bar to New Levels
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SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 14, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the Company’s newest mobile graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA® GeForce™4 4200 Go GPU. Based on the critically acclaimed GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU, the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU delivers the same features and level of performance that has earned the GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU the reputation as the “perfect” GPU for desktop PCs. Based on industry standard benchmarks, the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU is the unquestioned leader in mobile graphics performance .
“NVIDIA is regarded as the catalyst which pushes the industry to raise the bar with respect to mobile performance and features, as evidenced by the introduction of the mobile workstation class computer last year,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie and Associates the leading market research firm in multimedia and graphics. “The GeForce4 4200 Go GPU continues in that tradition, delivering the kind of performance which power users are now demanding from notebook PCs.”
The GeForce4 4200 Go GPU delivers revolutionary new technologies to notebook PCs, including:
“Industry experts agree that the GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU has been the most significant product release since the GeForce2 MX GPU. It delivers the perfect combination of performance and leading-edge features to the mainstream market,” said Sunder Velamuri, senior director of mobile product management at NVIDIA. “By bringing those outstanding qualities to notebook computers, end users who require a mobile form factor no longer have to settle for less.”
In addition to its awesome performance and unmatched feature set, the GeForce4 4200 Go is the industry’s first AGP 8X solution to come to the mobile segment. Today’s fast-paced “fly-through” applications and games will see improvements in overall performance due to the doubled system bandwidth AGP 8X offers over existing AGP 4X solutions. By combining the performance and scalability of AGP 8X with a high performance DDR frame buffer; the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU with AGP 8X and Accuview Antialiasing delivers more than two times the graphics performance of competitive products.
The power of NVIDIA mobile GPUs include support for the Company’s innovative software features, including: PowerMizer™, nView™, NVDVD™ 2.0, and NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA). Mobile users will especially benefit from special features such as NVRotate™, for the ability to view in landscape or portrait mode, and NVKeystone™, which allows presenters to precisely tweak the visual quality of presentations.
The NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go GPU has received wide acceptance amongst the notebook OEM and ODM communities. The first notebook computers featuring the GeForce4 4200 Go GPU are in production now and expected to be shipping in the first quarter of calendar year 2003.
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