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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Raises Performance Bar in the Midrange Segment to Meet the Demands of the Graphics-Intensive Holiday Titles
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SANTA CLARA, CA—November 7, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest addition to the Company’s award-winning line-up of GPUs. Just in time to power the holiday’s hottest gaming titles, the new GeForce 6800 GS has astonishing horsepower and dramatically shifts performance expectations for graphics cards at midrange price points.
“If you look at the roster of the games anticipated to be hot for the holiday season—including Age of Empires 3™, Call of Duty™ 2, Quake™4, or Serious Sam™ 2—the common thread is that they all support the latest 3D features and require a lot of graphics performance to deliver an enjoyable gaming experience,” stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “Graphics cards based on GeForce 6800 GS GPUs deliver the 3D eye-candy with the necessary performance for total gaming immersion, but do so at a new, lower price point.”
Based on the award-winning GeForce 6 architecture, the GeForce 6800 GS GPU features advanced gaming technologies—including Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA SLI™ technology. The GeForce 6800 GS GPU also has a 256-bit memory interface and a dedicated video processing engine that delivers virtually unmatched high-definition video playback.
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards are available for immediate purchase at approximately $249 USD from many of the world’s leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., eVGA.com Corporation, Galaxy, Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Prolink, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 6800 GS-based add-in cards are available from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering PCs from the world’s leading system builders.
For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU or for information on where to purchase GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards, please visit www.nvidia.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered inSanta Clara,CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and theAmericas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of the GeForce 6800 GS GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology, anticipated hot games for the holiday season, , and availability and source of availability of the GeForce 6800 GS GPU 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, delays in ramping new products into production, unexpected supply issues, unexpected price increases, acceptance of new products and technologies, our reliance on third party manufacturers, decrease in demand for and purchases of faster and more complex GPUs, decrease in demand for more realistic and graphics, manufacturing defects, bugs in computer games or other software, and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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