NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs and NVIDIA nForce® MCPs Among a Full Range of Products Essential for Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2
NVIDIA Demonstrates Microsoft Windows Vista-Ready Products at WinHEC 2006
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINHEC—SEATTLE, WA—MAY 24, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced it is demonstrating a variety of technologies and products at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) for Microsoft Corp's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, being held this week in Seattle, WA.
"Microsoft is excited about the strides that NVIDIA has made to get ready for the first public display of Microsoft Windows Vista," stated Matt Ployhar, technology evangelist, Graphics Platform Unit at Microsoft. "By working closely together, we feel confident that the entire suite of NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA nForce products, along with NVIDIA high-performance software, will continue to provide users of Windows Vista with the stability and compatibility they've come to expect."
In conjunction with the pending release of Windows Vista Beta 2, NVIDIA has posted a new version of the NVIDIA ForceWare® graphics driver, offering a host of performance improvements and features that include an all new control panel, top-to-bottom support for all NVIDIA DirectX® 9 GPUs, and OpenGL® support. More information on Windows Vista and the Beta 2 release can be found at: www.microsoft.com/Windowsvista/.
"Microsoft Windows Vista is the first Windows operating system that fully exploits the power of a graphics processing unit," stated Ned Finkle, vice president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA. "Windows Vista validates the major investment we have made in our Vista product development and we believe this will truly be a landmark event not only for PCs, but for GPUs as well."
NVIDIA, a WinHEC 2006 Bronze Sponsor, will feature the following demonstrations:
- NVIDIA GeForce consumer graphics processing units (GPUs), designed to deliver unmatched image and video clarity when using Windows Vista-based PCs for entertainment such as watching TV, viewing photos, or playing the latest video games
- NVIDIA nForce media and communication processors (MCPs), motherboard solutions that offer increased performance, advanced security, and storage capabilities required in Windows Vista-based PCs
- NVIDIA Business Platform PCs, a comprehensive PC solution—targeted at IT professionals and small-to-medium-sized businesses—that has passed a rigorous certification and testing program with component manufacturers and system builders to help lower the total cost of ownership
- NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology that combines a dedicated video processor and software to deliver ultra-smooth, high-definition video playback with minimal power consumption and full support for next generation HDDVD and Blu-Ray DVDs.
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 NVIDIA GeForce products, NVIDIA nForce products, NVIDIA software, the NVIDIA Business Platform PC and NVIDIA PureVideo technology, the impact of Microsoft Windows Vista on PCs and GPUs, and the NVIDIA demonstrations at WINHEC 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 the release of new technologies, loss in performance when our products and technologies are used with our partners' products, prohibitive pricing of new products, development of new products that outperform our products, manufacturing defects, software defects, market adoption of a competitor's product instead of our product or technology, unanticipated changes in 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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