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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Selected for Most Powerful Apple iMacs Ever
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SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 11, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NVIDIA® GeForce™ graphics processing units (GPUs) are powering the new Apple® iMac™. The new, more powerful Apple iMacs will ship configured with either the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra or the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX GPU.
“Apple’s groundbreaking iMac system is the blueprint for how a digital media station should function,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “GeForce GPUs are the ideal complement to the new iMac because of the blistering performance they provide in the graphics-intensive iLife software applications and next-generation games.”
“The iMac is the ultimate computer for working with digital photos, digital music, and digital video,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of Hardware Product Marketing. “The advanced graphics capabilities of the GeForce GPUs provide the ultra-fast frame rates and realistic 3D images that enable the immersive graphics experience of the new iMacs.”
The GeForce FX 5200 GPU delivers GeForce FX cinematic computing and market-leading performance with best-in-class features and reliability. NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs render games that look as good as big-budget Hollywood movies by delivering flawless image quality, blazing fast performance and providing rock-solid stability. The GeForce4 MX GPU is a feature-rich, cost-effective, and highly integrated mainstream GPU.
Apple’s innovative all-in-one flat-panel iMac is designed to be the center of today’s digital lifestyle. The new 17-inch iMac has a 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB of DDR video memory; while the 15-inch iMac has a 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 processor and offers the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 32MB video memory.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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