NVIDIA Delivers Winning Edge for PC Magazine Editors' Choice Awards
Industry Leaders Velocity Micro, HP, and eMachines Receive Top Honors from PC Magazine with NVIDIA-Based Systems
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SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 11, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the Company’s GeForce™ FX graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA nForce™ media and communications processors (MCPs) provided the competitive advantage to its partners, helping them win coveted Editors’ Choice Awards in PC Magazine’s “Annual PC Blockbuster.” The awards were presented in PC Magazine's Issue #21, dated November 25th, 2003. A PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award is regarded as one of the highest honors in the PC industry.
“NVIDIA products are the critical differentiators for every standout product in this review round-up,” said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. “The way NVIDIA–based products excelled in this issue underscores the quality, importance, and relevance of cutting-edge graphics and high-performing digital media functionality for today’s advanced computing environments.”
NVIDIA-based products, including desktop and notebook PCs, won three out of four Editors’ Choice awards and the only two honorable mentions. NVIDIA-powered PCs were recognized with Editors’ Choice awards in the following categories:
- High-End PC: GeForce FX 5950 Ultra-based Velocity Micro ProMagix DX-W (honorable mention went to the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra-based Gateway 710XL)
- Value PC: NVIDIA nForce2-based eMachine T2865 with integrated GeForce4 MX graphics
- Desktop Replacement Notebook: HP Pavilion ZD7000 with GeForce FX Go5600 GPU (honorable mention went to GeForce FX Go5200-based Toshiba Satellite P25-S607)
PC Magazine recognized NVIDIA for its graphics expertise by stating, “The HP’s NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600 graphics make it the better choice for mobile gaming: its 3DMark03 score was 81% ahead of the nearest competitor...”
The PC Magazine Issue #21 Annual PC Blockbuster can be viewed online at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1373517,00.asp.
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