New Toshiba Notebook with HD-DVD-ROM and NVIDIA Graphics Showcased at World's Largest Entertainment Expo
NVIDIA® Technology Powers First HD DVD-ROM Notebook Available in U.S.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO—LOS ANGELES, CA—May 11, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. is showcasing the first notebook PC with an HD DVD-ROM drive available in the U.S. at the NVIDIA booth at E3. The new notebook, the Toshiba Qosmio™ G35-AV650, features the NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7600 graphics processing unit (GPU) which enables the playback of highly-anticipated, high definition movies with superb picture clarity.
"HD will bring a new video experience to laptop users," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "The powerful NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GPU with PureVideo technology accelerates video playback with minimal CPU utilization and low power consumption, delivering a high quality video experience for PC users on the go."
Part of the award-winning GeForce Go 7 Series of notebook GPUs, the new GeForce Go 7600 GPU delivers advanced technologies including:
- H.264 and MPEG2 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology—the combination of HD video processors and software delivers a HD home-theater quality video experience to the PC.
- Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 delivering more realism to real-time gaming.
- A high-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista— the industry's first operating system to require a GPU to realize its full potentiali.
- NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology, with advanced power management features that enable the dramatic performance enhancements in the same power budget as the previous generation of NVIDIA mobile GPUs. The reduced power consumption and less heat generation result in cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life.
i Microsoft's recommendation for graphics with Windows Vista can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistahardware.mspx#EFAA
NVIDIA at E3
The Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650, an HD DVD-ROM equipped notebook with NVIDIA technology will be on display in the NVIDIA booth, #300 in the South Hall, at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 10 to May 12.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, uses and performance of the Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GPU, and NVIDIA PureVideo 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, software or manufacturing defects, loss in performance when products and technologies are integrated, delays in ramping new products into production, our reliance on third-party manufacturers, changes in customer preferences or product uses, development of new technologies by our competitors, development of new industry standards and interfaces, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, and other risks detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2006. 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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