NVIDIA Accelerates PCI Express Adoption
NVIDIA Next-Generation Graphics Processors Utilize New PCI Express Bus Technology
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
INTEL DEVELOPERS FORUM—SAN JOSE, CA—SEPTEMBER 15, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today reaffirmed support for the PCI Express™ architecture by announcing that the Company is currently developing a complete family of next-generation desktop, mobile, and workstation graphics processing units (GPUs) that are designed to take advantage of the added bandwidth that the new I/O interconnection standard delivers.
“The adoption of PCI Express by NVIDIA for its graphics processing units illustrates the benefits that the PCI Express standard provides for graphics applications,” said Randy Wilhelm, vice president of the Client Platform Division at Intel Corporation. “Through working with Intel, on their PCI Express product development, NVIDIA will help ensure that their devices work effectively on Intel’s platforms.”
Next-generation NVIDIA® GPUs that support the new PCI Express standard will be available in lock-step with Intel’s PCI Express product launch schedules.
The PCI Express architecture is the next step in delivering the bandwidth and features required for new graphics applications. PCI Express significantly increases bandwidth between the central processing unit (CPU) and GPU by enabling a balanced distribution of bandwidth to those applications that require it the most. For end-users, this results in a seamless multimedia experience with cinematic-quality graphics at its core.
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