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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CEBIT 2006—HANNOVER, GERMANY—March 9, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in graphics processor technologies, extends its acclaimed NVIDIA® SLI™ technology to notebook PCs for the first time. Delivering new levels of visual realism at extremely high-definition resolutions, SLI technology enables two NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7800 GTX graphics processing units (GPUs) to be used in notebooks based on the NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI core-logic solution.
The GeForce Go 7800 GTX was the first top-of-the-line notebook GPU to deliver performance on par with desktop PCs, and provide the gamer with enthusiast-class performance on the road.
"Desktop PCs featuring SLI technology still had the performance edge. They needed that edge because of the higher resolutions desktop monitors," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GPU business unit at NVIDIA. "Now gaming notebooks with extreme HD resolutions of up to 1920×1200 are here, requiring more processing power so gamers can still turn up their 3D quality settings. SLI technology delivers that power—creating high-performance notebooks for gamers on the go."
In addition to running their games at extremely high resolutions, consumers equipped with a notebook incorporating SLI technology can:
Revolutionary NVIDIA SLI Technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a patent-pending hardware and software solution that enables the use of two NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in SLI-certified notebooks featuring NVIDIA nForce4 SLI. The technology features an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU and a high-speed digital interface on the graphics board to facilitate data flow. A complete suite of NVIDIA software provides dynamic load balancing, and advanced rendering and compositing to provide smooth frame rates and outstanding image quality.
Notebooks featuring SLI technology are available now from top-tier gaming system builders worldwide, including Sager, Alienware, Velocity Micro, and Voodoo as well as partners ABS, AJP, BioHazard, Cybersystem, Evesham, Gericom, Hypersonic, Multirama, Olidata, Plaisio, ProStar, rockdirect, Rombus, Savrow, Vicious PC, XS2, and Wortmann.
For a full list of SLI-equipped notebooks, please visit www.slizone.com. NVIDIA SLI-equipped notebooks are on display at CeBit 2006 in the NVIDIA booth at Hall 23, B20.
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 in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. 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 notebook computers incorporating SLI technology, 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, acceptance of new products and technologies by the market, development of new technologies, manufacturing or software defects, decreased demand for high performance notebooks, loss of performance when NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX gpus are incorporated into notebook computers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, 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 fiscal year ended October 30, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.