NVIDIA nForce2 Technology Powers New GigaByte Motherboards
Six Models of GigaByte GA-7NNXP Series Motherboards Feature NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 platform processors
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN—JULY 29, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that GigaByte Technology Inc., a leading Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer, will be launching six models of its flagship GA-7NNXP series motherboard, all based on NVIDIA nForce™2 Ultra 400 platform processors. Today’s announcement marks continued momentum for the award-winning NVIDIA nForce2 technology, whose market share in the AMD desktop PC space has grown significantly over the last year.
“GigaByte customers will benefit from the unmatched performance, reliability and stability of NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 platform processors,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “We are very pleased to partner with GigaByte to extend the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 platform to a discerning user base that demands fast and outstanding performance at affordable price points.”
The GA-7NNXP motherboard combines the leading performance provided by the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 platform processors, with the richest set of networking, storage and audio technologies provided by the turbo-charged version of the NVIDIA nForce2 media and communication processor (MCP-T). Accompanying the flagship model 7NNXP, GigaByte provides a complete list of NVIDIA nForce2-based motherboards, including 7NNXPV, 7N400 Pro, 7N400V Pro, 7N400, and 7N400V, to fulfill the requirements of different market segments, system configurations, and price points.
“GigaByte is dedicated to provide consumers products with superior quality and performance. We are pleased to be working with a partner whose business philosophy mirrors ours in providing products that are recognized for superior performance, product compatibility and reliability,” said David Chiang, General Manager of GigaByte Channel Business Unit. “Through the use of NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 platform processors, we are able to design innovative motherboards that will provide gamers and PC enthusiasts cutting-edge features and leading performance. It will also help us reach our goal of becoming one of the best of total IT product providers in the world.”
As one of the top four motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan, GigaByte is comprised of four business units supplying graphics cards, motherboards, system solutions, IA, and network communications. GigaByte has sold over 5.2 millions motherboards as of May this year, up over 27 percent compared to the same period of time last year, and is expected to hit 13 million units by the end of the year.
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