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Flagship NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GPUs Power Cutting Edge Games in Microsoft's Games For Windows Space at CES
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CES—LAS VEGAS, NV—JANUARY 9, 2007—NVIDIA is demonstrating spectacular next-generation DirectX 10 gaming content running on NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA nForce® 680-series media and communications processors (MCPs) will demonstrate dozens of cutting edge PC games at the show including Microsoft's Games for Windows space in the Central Hall, Booth #7144, at CES.
"CES marks another milestone in the march to launch of Windows Vista and highlights NVIDIA's commitment to support this new operating system that leverages the processing power found in our GPUs," said Ned Finkle, vice president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA. "From low-priced mainstream GeForce solutions to those found in the ultimate gaming PCs being shown at CES, NVIDIA GPUs are found in a broad range of Vista-Ready PCs that offer consumers a new level of graphics performance and quality."
"NVIDIA GeForce GPUs truly demonstrate the stunning visuals and graphic effects made possible with the next generation of games and applications for Windows Vista and DirectX 10," said Kevin Unangst, director of global marketing for Games for Windows at Microsoft Corp. "NVIDIA's world-class support of DirectX 10, combined with mind-blowing games that will take advantage of this unprecedented power, will change the face of gaming on Windows forever."
"NVIDIA GeForce 8800 processors will help make Crysis an even more jaw-dropping experience," said Cevat Yerli, President of Crytek. "NVIDIA currently has the only shipping DirectX 10 hardware, and they also have a great program for working with developers. We're thrilled to work very closely with NVIDIA to make Crysis an immersive, exciting, and incredibly realistic game."
Microsoft Windows Vista is the first operating system that requires a graphics processing unit to realize its full potential. The Aero interface which characterizes Windows Vista Premium harnesses the power of the GPU to make Vista easier and more intuitive to use across a broad spectrum of applications, including email, word processing, browsing photos or watching movies.
In addition, a growing list of popular software applications such as iTunes, Power DVD HD, WinDVD HD, Adobe Acrobat 8, Adobe Reader 8, Google Earth, and Google Picasa also harness the power of a graphics processor to improve performance. With numerous consumer applications utilizing 3D graphics, visual computing will become an integral part of the PC experience this year. Technology leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Google recommend that all consumers include a graphics processor in their PC.
NVIDIA will offer the industry's broadest GPU support for Windows Vista, certifying four generations of GPUs, from the latest GeForce 8 series to the GeForce FX series. This level of support is key as it helps both consumers looking to buy a new PC as well as those looking to either upgrade a current PC or confirm that the PC they have is ready for Windows Vista.
For more details and to see how to configure a new PC or upgrade a current PC for Vista, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready. For a complete list of NVIDIA solutions for Windows Vista, please visit www.nvidia.com/windowsvista.
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, uses, benefits, capabilities and performance of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GPUS, NVIDIA nForce 680 MCPs, Windows Vista and DirectX 10; games to be demonstrated at CES; software applications utilizing GPUs to improve performances; and visual computing 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; use of different system configurations and applications; software defects; manufacturing defects; 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.