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New NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL Graphics Processing Unit Capitalizes on Company’s Technological Leadership to Deliver Innovative, Programmable, High-Performance Solution for Mobile Workstations
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SANTA CLARA, CA—FEBRUARY 4, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro®4 700 Go GL graphics processing unit (GPU), designed for professional users who demand exceptional performance, stability and quality for workstation graphics. In addition, NVIDIA announced that the NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL GPU is available immediately from Dell Computer Corporation in the Dell™ Precision™ M50 mobile workstation (http://www.dell.com/precision).
The NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL GPU brings the award-winning NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL desktop workstation architecture to mobile workstation platforms, delivering up to twice the performance of the award-winning NVIDIA Quadro4 500 Go GL mobile workstation GPU–a platform faster than many competing desktop workstation solutions.
“NVIDIA mobile workstation GPUs are specifically designed for professional users who require freedom and flexibility to be productive no matter where they are,” stated Jeff Brown, senior director of workstation product management at NVIDIA. “Now with the Dell M50 and the NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL, professional workstation users no longer need to sacrifice performance when they are away from the office.”
The NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL includes hardware features that workstation applications require to deliver the highest performance for professionals in mission critical environments. These hardware accelerated features include antialiased points and lines, overlay planes, two-sided lighting, user clip planes, second-generation occlusion culling, high-quality full scene antialiasing, and many others, including support for the high-speed AGP 8X graphics interface. All these features combine to deliver the fastest mobile workstation OpenGL® and DirectX® application performance.
Like all members of the Quadro family, the NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL GPU utilizes the NVIDIA® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA), a set of backward and forward, top to bottom compatible graphics drivers that optimize application performance, stability, and reliability. In addition, the Company’s Quadro Applications Utilities add even more features and performance to key applications, including the NVIDIA MAXtreme™ custom driver for 3ds max™; POWERdraft™ driver for AutoCAD™; and QuadroView™ driver for professional 3D visualization. The NVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL GPU also features certification support for an extensive list of CAD, DCC, non-linear video editing and financial services applications.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.nvidia.com <http://www.nvidia.com>.
Certain statements in this press release, including the statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products, and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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