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NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Processors Deliver Ultimate Visual Experience on New HP PCs and Microsoft Windows Vista

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CES—LAS VEGAS, NV—JANUARY 8, 2007—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors have been selected to deliver the ultimate visual experience in innovative touch-enabled HP entertainment PCs designed for Microsoft Windows Vista.

Unlike standard PC processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors are designed to deliver smooth HD video, vivid pictures, and realistic 3D animation while increasing overall system performance in Microsoft Windows Vista and an increasing number of mainstream software applications such as Apple iTunes, Adobe Acrobat 8.0, Google Earth, Google Picasa, and Cyberlink PowerDVD.

NVIDIA graphics processors combined with the intuitive touch-enabled displays deliver a superior visual entertainment and ease-of-use in the following HP PC models:

  • HP TouchSmart PCHP TouchSmart PC – This first of its kind, all-in-one PC has a touch-enabled 19-inch diagonal widescreen display and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics processor so users can enjoy a variety of entertainment options with a single touch, including photos, radio, movies, music, and the Web1. The system also allows users to record, play, and pause live TV.



  • HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC – This easy-to-carry, convertible PC with a 12.1-inch widescreen display features an optional integrated touch-screen that can swivel 180 degrees. The stylish, lightweight notebook also uses an NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 graphics processor to enhance playback of DVDs and 3D applications.

"Microsoft Windows Vista is the first PC operating system that requires a graphics processor for the best user experience2," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business Unit at NVIDIA. "Consumers equipped with the new HP PCs with NVIDIA graphics processors will enjoy the new visual entertainment and productivity that Windows Vista has to offer."

NVIDIA graphics processors are designed to deliver and enhanced visual experience on the PC with features such as:

  • Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and film quality high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, enabling more realistic, real-time gaming.


  • H.264 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology—the combination of video processors and software delivers a home-theater quality video experience to the PC.


  • A high-performance 3D architecture built for new 3D applications and Microsoft Windows Vista— the industry's first operating system to require a graphics processing unit (GPU) to realize its full potential2.

Pricing/Availability
Pricing and availability information on the HP TouchSmart PC and HP Pavilion tx1000 Entertainment Notebook PC is available at http://www.hp.com/go/CES2007 .

1 Internet access required and sold separately.

2 Microsoft's hardware requirements for Windows Vista Premium can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.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, statements as to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors and NVIDIA PureVideo technology, new HP PCs, Microsoft Windows Vista, and pricing and availability of the HP PCs featuring NVIDIA graphics processors 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 products; loss in performance when products are integrated, delays in ramping new products into production; manufacturing and other delays; defects in our products or the components of a product; software defects; development of more effective or efficient graphics processors; our reliance on third-party manufacturers; 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 October 29, 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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