New NVIDIA® GeForce® 7 Series GPUs Deliver Incredible Value to PC Gamers
New NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS and GeForce 7950 GT Reset Performance Bar at Their Respective Price Segments
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SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 6, 2006——NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today redefined performance expectations for graphics cards at two of the most popular price segments for PC gamers. Available immediately, NVIDIA SLI™-ready GeForce 7900 GS graphics processing units (GPUs) deliver exceptional performance and cutting-edge features at the widely-accessible $199 to $249 price point. Available September 14, 2006, the GeForce 7950 GT GPU brings screaming performance and a 512MB frame buffer to the $299 to $349 price segment.
"These new GeForce 7 Series GPUs are designed to deliver an extreme high-definition gaming and video experience at prices any gamer can afford," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "Gamers can now get more performance and features at these popular price points than ever before."
"I was floored by the value these new GeForce 7 Series GPUs deliver. Nothing else in the $199 price range even comes close to the price/performance ratio of the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS, and the GeForce 7950 GT is a stunner for $299," said Russ Strunk, executive vice president of marketing at TigerDirect.com. "These new GeForce 7 GPUs have the features, performance, and pricing that gamers that buy from TigerDirect.com demand."
The GeForce 7900 GS and the GeForce 7950 GT boast the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 7900 Series feature set, including:
- NVIDIA SLI technology— a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system. Using proprietary software algorithms and dedicated scalability logic in each NVIDIA GPU and NVIDIA SLI MCP-based motherboard, SLI technology delivers a high performance computing solution for gamers and enthusiasts.
- 256-bit memory interface and fast GDDR3 memory enable rapid frame rates with all the eye-candy and special effects turned on.
- The industry's only GPU architecture with full support for Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0—including vertex texture fetch (VTF) —enables advanced shading programs for more realistic effects.
- NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, which delivers smooth video, superb picture clarity and vivid colors on any display. The GeForce 7950 GT also adds HDCP circuitry to enable the ultimate HD DVD and Blu-ray movie experience on a PCi.
- A high-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows® Vista™—the industry's first operating system to require a dedicated GPU to realize its full potentialii.
Some of the world's leading add-in card partners are offering graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS and GeForce 7950 GT GPUs, including Albatron, AOpen Inc., ASUSTek Computer Inc., BFG Technologies Inc., Biostar, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Cheer Ascent, City Gate / Triple-D, Club3D, ELSA, Epsco, EVGA Corporation, Foxconn, Gainward Co. Ltd., Galaxy, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Jaton, Jetway, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Prolink, PNY Technology, Point of View, Sigmacom, SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., XFX, and Zogis.
For further information on the GeForce 7 Series GPUs, please visit http://www.nvidia.com.
i Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Go to www.nvidia.com for more details.
ii 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 features, benefits, capabilities and performance of NVIDIA PureVideo technology, the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS and the NVIDIA GeForce 7950, add-in card partners offering the new GPUs and Microsoft Windows Vista are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production; difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; loss in performance when products are integrated; delays in ramping new products into production; market or customer acceptance of a competitor's product instead of ours; development of more effective or efficient GPUs; manufacturing and other delays; defects in our products or the components of a product; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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