NVIDIA Delivers First Modern Motherboard GPU to Intel-Based Desktops
New Category of GeForce® Motherboard GPUs (mGPUs) Enhance the Visual Experience for Consumers Using Today's Modern PC Apps
Bryan Del Rizzo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"The use of powerful graphics is not limited to just games anymore. With their new GeForce mGPUs, NVIDIA is pioneering the development of new technologies that are helping to evolve the capabilities of mainstream PC platforms." — Jon Peddie, president of JPR
SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2007— The recent introduction of Microsoft Vista and a slew of other 3D-optimized applications, including Google Maps and Microsoft Office 2007, has redefined customers' expectations for experiencing visually-rich mainstream applications on their home and business PCs. As a result, consumers have now made the GPU a primary requirement in their PC purchasing decisions. As the only independent GPU provider, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is well positioned to capitalize on this emerging trend, and is proud to announce that it has extended its family of GeForce 7-Series motherboard graphics processing units (mGPUs) to Intel processor-based PCs. Starting today, GeForce graphics are more affordable and accessible than ever before for Intel customers.
"The use of powerful graphics is not limited to just games anymore. Many of today's most popular business and consumer applications, including Adobe Acrobat, Second Life, and Apple iTunes are optimized for the power of a modern GPU," said Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research (JPR), a leading market research firm based in Tiburon, CA. "With their new GeForce mGPUs, NVIDIA is pioneering the development of new graphics technologies that are helping to evolve the capabilities of mainstream PC platforms. Customers understand that their overall PC experience is largely defined by the graphics processors. Anyone, from a seasoned IT pro to a college student can compare the PC experience delivered by NVIDIA mGPUs against any traditional integrated graphics solution and realize the dramatic impact a modern GPU can make."
The NVIDIA GeForce 7150 mGPU delivers the performance of an entry-level discrete GPU and leading graphics compatibility when compared against traditional integrated graphics solutions. The GeForce 7150, 7100, and 7050 mGPUs are designed to support a full range of Intel CPUs (Core 2, Pentium, and Celeron CPU families), including upcoming 45nm Intel "Penryn" processors and other new features, such as 1333MHz frontside bus technology. In addition to delivering an unparalleled graphics experience to mainstream PCs, the GeForce 7-Series mGPUs support optional HDMI or DVI digital output capability to enable the playback of protected digital content directly from the PC to high-definition televisions and other displays.
Designed as single chip solutions for cost-effective PC system integration for both AMD and Intel platforms, all NVIDIA GeForce 7-Series mGPUs enable the premium graphics experience on Windows Vista, and incorporate NVIDIA nForce core-logic functionality, including advanced storage and networking features for powering today's connected digital lifestyles.
"Integrated graphics are no longer 'good enough' for mainstream applications," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. "Windows Vista has opened consumer's eyes to an entirely new visual experience. We are ecstatic that our customers will now be able to harness the power of NVIDIA graphics and application compatibility and have an exceptional PC experience no matter what their price budget or intended application usage is."
NVIDIA is the recognized market leader for GPU desktop and notebook solutions for both Intel and AMD platforms. New PCs and motherboards featuring the NVIDIA GeForce 7-series mGPUs for Intel platforms will be available later this month directly from global system integrators and industry-leading motherboard partners including: Abit, Asrock, Asus, Biostar, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Hassee, Inno3D, Jetway, J&W, Maxsun, MSI, Onda, Palit, PC Partner, PNY, Supox, Unika, XFX, and more.
For more information on NVIDIA GeForce mGPUs, please visit www.nvidia.com/mgpu.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the impact, benefits, features and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce 7-Series mGPUs, as well as the timing of and sources of availability of NVIDIA GeForce 7-Series mGPUs are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production; difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products; development of faster or more efficient GPUs; manufacturing or software defects; unexpected loss of performance of our products; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; our reliance on third party manufacturers; customers adoption of competitor's products; 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-Q for the fiscal period ended July 29, 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.
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