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NVIDIA Breaks Visual Computing Barriers With First 4GB Graphics Card

New NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 Graphics Card Featuring CUDA Massively Parallel Processing Architecture; Offers Most Robust Performance and Features to Date for Oil and Gas Exploration, Medical Imaging, and Styling and Design Applications

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Derek Perez
NVIDIA Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SANTA CLARA, CA – November 10, 2008 – Professionals searching for oil, diagnosing illness or styling the next high-performance luxury vehicle all have one thing in common, the need for advanced visual computing solutions. NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history —the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 5800

“The size and complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate. The challenge for today’s professional is to make sense of the mountain of data by distilling it into a form they can comprehend, analyze and use to make impactful decisions,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. “At stake can be billions of investment dollars, or even people’s lives. The Quadro FX 5800 has advanced features to allow massive datasets to be viewed beyond traditional 3D enabling professionals to make fast and accurate decisions.”

The Quadro FX 5800 graphics card offers unprecedented performance and scalability to rapidly visualize and interpret massive datasets that until now were unattainable on a workstation graphics board. Offering up to 240 CUDA™ programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualization. Other advanced features of the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card include:

  • Interactive 4D modeling with time lapse capabilities.
  • Massive memory bandwidth of up to 102 GB per second.
  • Fill rates that exceed 52 billion texels per second and geometry performance of 300 million triangles per second.
  • Support for next-generation OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX 10 applications.
  • Advanced multi-system and multi-device visualization environments with Quadro G-Sync II.

“Landmark’s recently launched GeoProbe® R5000 software empowers geoscientists with an unprecedented ability to visualize large-scale regional datasets at full resolution from a standard Linux® workstation,” said Nicholas Purday, manager of Geophysical Technologies at Landmark. “The NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 graphics card has a more powerful GPU and superior triangle performance, which make it possible for the GeoProbe application to quickly render large surfaces, and allow us to move many computing-intensive processes to the graphics card, significantly enhancing the overall user experience.” Landmark is an industry leading software and technology services brand of Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

“The advanced textured graphics capabilities of the Quadro FX 5800 are enabling CyberHeart to provide 3D radiosurgical target visualization and definition tools for the purpose of treating cardiac arrhythmias,” said Thilaka Sumanaweera, CTO, CyberHeart. “Our applications are processing very large data sets acquired by the state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanners using respiratory- and cardiac-gating. The Quadro FX cards provide us with the extreme bandwidth necessary to support our cutting-edge technology, and essentially, save lives.” CyberHeart, Inc., is a medical device company developing a non-invasive radiosurgical system for cardiac applications.

The Quadro FX 5800 GPU features true 10-bit color enabling billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range. Professionals now benefit from viewing their models with higher degrees of precision and realism never before possible.

“Our customers are making important decisions about future products on the basis of RTT-powered 3D real-time models,” said Ludwig Fuchs, cofounder and CEO of RTT. “The new Quadro FX 5800 will be the platform of choice to bring that arena to the next level. Higher levels of realism, physical correctness and large models are now made possible through a double number of cores and a generous frame buffer.” Realtime Technology AG, is a leading supplier of real-time visualization technology and virtual prototyping solutions to the automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer goods design industries.

Pricing and Availability

NVIDIA Quadro solutions are widely available through leading PC manufacturers and workstation system integrators and NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). The Quadro FX 5800 graphics board has an MSRP of $3499 USD. For more information about the full lineup of NVIDIA professional solutions please visit www.nvidia.com/quadro.

NVIDIA Corporation

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, impact, power and scalability of NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 5800 graphics cards; impact of NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 5800 graphics cards on the GeoProbe R5000 and CyberHeart; and the availability and pricing of NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 5800 graphics cards 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: development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including our Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 27, 2008. 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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