NVIDIA Answers Gamers' Demands With NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
New NVIDIA GPU Offers Record-Breaking Performance at a Consumer-Friendly Price
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SANTA CLARA, CA—OCTOBER 29, 2007—The NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT, the latest in the standard-setting GeForce 8 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), is hitting store shelves today. Specifically developed to answer enthusiast gamers’ demand for high-performing graphics at the $199 to $259 price point, GeForce 8800 GT offers a hyper-reactive, intensely robust gaming experience for the latest next-generation DirectX 10 games, such as Crysis, Hellgate: London, and Gears of War, as well as full support for current DirectX 9 games.
“When we introduced the GeForce 8 Series family, our most savvy customers and press demanded a product with 64 processors cores and a 256-bit memory interface to deliver more performance at the popular $199 to $259 price point. Today we decided to raise the bar and deliver GeForce 8800 GT with 112 stream processors, a fast 256-bit memory interface, and our second-generation PureVideo HD technology, giving our customers an incredible value proposition.” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of GeForce desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “At this price point, gamers are getting more performance and features than ever before.”
“When I upgrade, I need the most graphics horsepower I can buy within my budget, which is around $200,” said Alton Chaney, a 17-year old gamer who plays under the screen name tgp_Alt0id for The Gaming Project clan. “There’s a ton of killer titles on the horizon so the PC gaming scene is about to explode, and the GeForce 8800 GT will allow me to get the coolest effects from those games without breaking my bank.”
“GeForce 8800 GT is the perfect card for gamers that want to play Crysis,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing such high performance to the sub-$250 price segment, NVIDIA is allowing even more gamers to experience the full range of Crysis’s stunning visual effects at maxed-out resolutions.”
In addition to 112 stream processors—each individually clocked at 1. 5GHz—and a 256-bit memory interface running at a blazing-fast 900MHz, the GeForce 8800 GT is designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus standard and is backwards compatible with the original PCI Express standard.
The GeForce 8800 GT also marries the best-in-gaming with the best-in-HD. It leverages NVIDIA’s revolutionary second-generation video processing engine to deliver high-quality playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on everyday PCs. The new programmable video processing engine takes on all of the high definition H.264 video decoding, freeing the CPU to perform other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat, and noise.
GeForce 8800 GT-based graphics cards are available now from leading add-in card manufacturers, retailers, and system builders. For information on where to buy GeForce 8800 GT products, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/wheretobuy.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the benefits, features, performance and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT GPUs, availability of GPUs, and the outlook for PC gaming 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; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test our products; development of faster or more efficient GPUs at the same price point; unexpected loss of performance of our products when integrated into PCs; the impact of technological development and competition; customer adoption of competitor's products; delays in the release of certain PC games; manufacturing or software defects; 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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