NVIDIA Mobile GPUs Power Apple Notebooks for the First Time
Two New Apple PowerBook Notebooks to feature GeForce4 420 Go and GeForce4 440 Go
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MACWORLD EXPO—SAN FRANCISCO, CA—JANUARY 7, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company has extended its mobile graphics leadership into the Apple market by providing the graphics processing solutions for two new versions of the Apple® PowerBook™, announced earlier today. Apple’s new PowerBook notebooks will feature either the GeForce4 440 Go with 64MB of dedicated graphics memory or the GeForce4 420 Go with 32MB of memory. With this announcement, NVIDIA® GPUs are now available on the following Apple platforms: Power Mac G4s, the eMac, iMacs and now PowerBooks.
“Today's announcement is an important milestone for NVIDIA’s mobile business and demonstrates that NVIDIA continues to deliver the world-class solutions demanded by our customers and end users,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “Apple has consistently delivered innovative laptop computers to the market and we are excited to be working with them on this new platform.”
“Apple’s new innovative PowerBook G4 notebooks offer our mobile professionals the choice between the world’s first and only 17-inch notebook display and a super crisp 12-inch display,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Product Marketing. “We’ve powered these exciting new products with the combination of the PowerPC G4 processor, the GeForce4 Go GPU, and the state-of-the-art Mac OS X Quartz Extreme graphics system to deliver an unbelievable 2D and 3D graphics experience.”
The GeForce4 Go GPUs deliver revolutionary new technologies to Apple PowerBooks, including dynamic power management courtesy of NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology. Dedicated hardware, including the integrated video processing engine and 3D graphics engine, greatly reduce the load on the processor for DVD playback and 3D applications, improving performance and extending battery life. NVIDIA Accuview Antialiasing™ technology provides superb visual quality without sacrificing performance, while the NVIDIA Lightspeed Memory Architecture II offers sophisticated memory enhancement technologies to double available memory bandwidth while increasing overall memory efficiency.
For more information on Apple systems with NVIDIA graphics, please visit: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore/.
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