NVIDIA nForce2 Platform Processors Powering New MicronPC Desktop PCs
MicronPC Millennia 910a Series Offers a Compelling Blend of Price, Performance, and Features for a Variety of Computing Markets
Bryan Del Rizzo
SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 3, 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, and MicronPC, a leading supplier of computer products and services, announced the immediate availability of the NVIDIA nForce2™-based MicronPC Millennia® 910a series of desktop PCs. The MicronPC Millennia® 910a series includes three models: Creative Studio, Professional and Xtreme, each offering a unique blend of price, performance and features—and all powered exclusively by award-winning NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors and GeForce™4 graphics processing units (GPUs).
“The combination of NVIDIA’s exemplary engineering expertise with remarkable technology innovations made the NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors the perfect choice as the technology foundation for our new Millennia 910a series of powerful desktop PCs,” said Paul Petersen, vice president of product marketing and development at MicronPC. “Together, MicronPC and NVIDIA are delivering the cutting-edge PC performance that our users demand in their technology solutions.”
With a starting price of $849 without monitor, which includes the ASUS A7N8X nForce2-based motherboard, a 64MB GeForce4 MX 440 4X AGP card, AMD® Athlon™ XP 2000+ Processor, a 7200RPM hard drive, and 256MB of PC2700 DDR memory, the Millennia 910a series of desktop PCs can be customized with a wide variety of hardware components, including GeForce4 with AGP 8X-based graphics cards; faster AMD Athlon XP processors (up to 2800+); more memory; and digital flat panel displays. In addition, the Millennia 910a series takes advantage of the NVIDIA nForce2’s most sought after features, including FireWire®, USB 2.0, and NVIDIA DualNet™, NVIDIA’s unique dual networking solution that turns an ordinary PC into a hub capable of powering small offices and connected homes. The Millennia 910a series also incorporates NVIDIA SoundStorm™, the industry’s most robust audio solution, complete with a real-time Dolby® Digital encoder and a digital audio output for connecting the PC to a Dolby Digital 5.1-equipped home theater speaker system.
“The MicronPC Millennia 910a series exposes the pure technological essence of our NVIDIA nForce2 platform processors, and should prove to be an alluring draw for customers in every computing market,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “MicronPC has done a terrific job of delivering a series of desktop PC products that will satisfy pent-up demands for better performance and innovative new features—all at a competitive price point.”
The Millennia 910a series of desktop PCs, including the Creative Studio, Professional and Xtreme models, are available online at www.micronpc.com or by phone at 888-719-5031.
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