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|Leading OEMs and system builders are turning to the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7200 GS graphics processing unit (GPU) as a low cost way to boost 3D performance and add advanced video features that provide an incredible multimedia experience on the PC.
|A specialized processor dedicated to graphics, the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7200 GS graphics processor offloads graphics processing from your CPU and increases overall system performance.
See what infusing your PC with 3D graphics provide by the NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS will do for Windows Vista
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- Today NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7200 GS graphics processing unit ( GPU), a new, faster, entry-level GPU.
- GeForce 7200 GS is designed to offer a low-cost upgrade from integrated graphics solutions and is built for Microsoft Windows® Vista™ —the industry's first operating system to require a dedicated GPU to realize its full potential 1
- Graphics cards equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS GPU are available today from e-tailers and retailers worldwide at aggressive prices under $50 and are being offered in PCs from leading OEMs and system builders.
- The NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS performs up to 50% faster 2 than the latest integrated graphics solutions in common 3D benchmark tests.
- GeForce 7200 GS GPUs provide full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0 for more realism in 3D games and applications, high dynamic-range ( HDR) lighting support for advanced 3D realism, and NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, which delivers smooth, home-theater quality video, superb picture clarity and vivid colors on any display.
- The world's leading add-in card partners are offering graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS GPUs, including Albatron, ASUSTek Computer Inc., Biostar, ECS, EVGA Corporation, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Point of View, PNY Technology, SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., XFX, Zogis, and Zotac.
Attributable to Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA:
"Windows Vista, which benefits greatly from additional 3D performance, is gaining market share and mainstream applications such as Microsoft Maps, Picasa from Google and iTunes are also starting to take advantage of 3D graphics. By making a small investment in graphics performance, customers buying Vista PCs can go from an underwhelming experience to one that delivers exceptional performance and features"
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 benefits, impact, performance and features of GeForce 7200 GS graphics cards 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; software bugs; manufacturing defects; delays in manufacturing or delivery of products; developments of new products and technologies by competitors; unexpected loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA products and technologies; continued acceptance and use of new technologies and products; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; 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-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2007. 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.
1 Microsoft's hardware requirements for Windows Vista Premium can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx.
2 Data is available up on request.
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