NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and nForce Chipsets Deliver Enhanced Video and Graphics Experience to Notebook Users
NVIDIA GPU and Chipsets Selected for Top-Selling HP Consumer Notebooks
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SANTA CLARA, CA—July 12, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA nForce® media communications processors (MCPs) are available in the latest models of HP's top-selling consumer notebook PCs.
NVIDIA technology is available in three new HP consumer models including:
- HP Pavilion dv6000 Entertainment Notebook PC – A 15.4-inch widescreen model powered by the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics processor and nForce Go 430 chipset. An optional upgrade to the higher performance GeForce Go 7200 GPU is also available.
- HP Pavilion dv9000 Entertainment Notebook PC – Featuring a 17-inch widescreen with graphics and video powered by the high-performance GeForce Go 7600 GPU combined with the NVIDIA nForce Go 430 MCP.
- Compaq Presario V6000 Notebook PC – A 15.4-inch widescreen model with the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics processor and nForce Go 430 chipset.
The new HP models are the latest in a growing number of HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs to feature NVIDIA graphics and mobile technology—bringing leading-edge 3D graphics, home theater quality video, and long battery life to notebook PC users.
"The presence of NVIDIA GeForce GPU and NVIDIA nForce MCP solutions in these HP notebooks signals the increasing use of GPUs for mainstream PCs," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business at NVIDIA. "Consumers will experience dramatically improved graphics, gaming, and video in these notebooks, with the long battery life they have come to expect."
"At HP we strive to enable the best customer experiences," said Jonathan Kaye, director of consumer notebooks product marketing at HP. "Working with the NVIDIA GeForce GPUs has enabled HP to deliver high-performance and leading-edge image quality to our mobile customers, allowing them to enjoy the full benefits of the latest notebook technology whether for entertainment, home office or any digital lifestyle application."
The NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and nForce MCPs feature technology designed to improve the mobile computing experience:
- NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology for reduced power consumption and less heat generation enabling cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life.
- Support for DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for more realism in 3D games and applications.
- High-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista— the industry's first operating system to require a GPU to realize its full potentiali.
The new AMD-based notebooks with NVIDIA GPUs will be available on select HP models on July 12.
i Microsoft's recommendation for graphics with Windows Vista can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistahardware.mspx#EFAA
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the benefits, features, performance, and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce Go GPUs, nForce Go chipsets and NVIDIA PowerMizer technology, future HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs to feature NVIDIA products and technologies, availability and sources of availability of HP notebooks incorporating NVIDIA products and technologies, and statements regarding Microsoft Windows Vista 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, loss in performance when our products and technologies are paired with our partners' products, prohibitive pricing of new products, development of new, higher performance technologies, manufacturing or software defects, changes in features demanded by mobile consumers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, market acceptance of a competitor's product instead of our product, 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-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 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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