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NVIDIA Unleashes New Notebook Performance King – the NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7950 GTX GPU

 
 
New NVIDIA Notebook Graphics Processor Extends Company's Leadership in the Enthusiast Notebook Market

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NVIDIA Corporation
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DIGITALLIFE—NEW YORK, NY—OCTOBER 12, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) has once again raised the bar for notebook graphics performance with the release of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU)—the world's fastest notebook GPU on the marketi. Notebooks with the new GPU are available for order from select top gaming notebook makers in North America and Europe. Gamers can experience the power of this new GPU in Dell notebooks at DigitalLife 2006 in New York City.

"Dell is fully committed to delivering the most intensely realistic gaming and entertainment experience to PC gamers," said Brett Faulk, director of Inspiron and mobile XPS product marketing. "Dell XPS notebooks have swept the awards thanks to their sheer gaming performance and the Dell XPS M1710 with GeForce Go 7950 GTX is our best yet."

Dell XPS M1710

GeForce Go 7950 GTX The NVIDIA GeForce 7 series of notebook GPUs, with their superior performance per watt, have become the overwhelming choice of the top gaming notebook makers and notebook gamers worldwide. The new flagship GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPU further extends the Company's performance and market leadership in notebook GPUs with advanced features including:

  • Rapid performance driver updates direct from NVIDIA that offer superior performance, stability and compatibility for the latest 3D games and applications.

  • Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0 and film quality high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, delivering vivid realism to HD games.

  • GPU acceleration of HD video formats like H.264 through NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology - the combination of GPU hardware and software delivers a high-definition home theater video experience to the PCii.

  • 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.

  • 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 potentialiii.

"2006 is a phenomenal year of growth and technology leadership for NVIDIA notebook GPUs. The efficient NVIDIA GeForce 7 series GPU architecture continues to deliver the ultimate visual experience in notebooks of every class—from lightweight ultra-portables to HD DVD multimedia machines," says Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business Unit at NVIDIA. "Notebooks based on our flagship GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPU will deliver the premiere visceral experience for gamers."

Notebooks featuring the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPU are available for order from these select industry leading notebook partners in North America and Europe:

  • North America: Dell, Sager, ABS, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, ProStar, and Voodoo

  • Europe: Dell, Chiligreen, Cybersystem, Evesham, Multirama, Rock, and XXODD.

To obtain more information about the NVIDIA GeForce 7 series of notebook GPUs or to see a current list of notebooks based on these new GPUs, please visit www.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA at DigitalLife 2006
The new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPU will be showcased at DigitalLife 2006 in New York City from October 12 through October 15 at NVIDIA booth 807.

i World's fastest notebook GPU claim based on test results from PC Magazine reviews:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2008639,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1972544,00.asp

Dell XPS M1710 notebook with Intel Core Duo T2600 processor, Intel 945PM chipset, 2GB of memory, and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 with 512MB of memory received a score of 8473 in 3DMark05 at 1024x768 and a score of 132.6 in Doom III at medium quality 1024x768.

Dell XPS M2010 notebook with Intel Core Duo T2600 processor, Intel 945PM chipset, 2GB of memory, and ATI Mobility RADEON X1800 with 256MB of memory received a score of 6043 in 3DMark05 at 1024x768 and a score of 101 in Doom III at medium quality 1024x768.

ii Third party video playback software may be needed to play H.264 movies and other HD video formats.

iii Microsoft's recommendation for graphics with Windows Vista can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/default.mspx

About NVIDIA
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 the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX and notebooks based on our GPUs, our performance and market leadership, and dates of anticipated availability and sources of availability of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX 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: difficulties in the development of new and enhanced GPUs; loss in performance when products are integrated; delays in ramping new products into production; manufacturing and other delays; software and/or hardware defects; our reliance on third-party manufacturers; the impact of technological development and competition; 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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