NVIDIA Extends Technology Lead with the Introduction of the GeForce Titanium Series
New Series of GPUs Drives DirectX 8 and Programmable Shader Technology Aggressively Into the Mainstream
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SANTA CLARA, CA — OCTOBER 1, 2001 — NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced its new GeForce Titanium series of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The GeForce3 Ti and GeForce2 Ti series of GPUs deliver breakthrough graphics technologies, each providing unprecedented levels of performance and visual quality. These new products also utilize NVIDIA’s high-performance Detonator XP driver, incorporating special software optimizations that immediately take full advantage of the newest features of the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
“Today’s introduction of our GeForce Titanium series of GPUs continues our quest to deliver dramatic advances in 3D technology and cinematic-quality graphics on every PC,” stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. “The GeForce Titanium Series is our most aggressive product introduction ever. We are delivering twice the performance at every price point. We are also taking a giant step to drive NVIDIA’s ‘GeForce Shader Technology’ aggressively into the mainstream. The combination of GeForce3, Xbox, and the GeForce Titanium Series will create an installed base of NVIDIA’s GeForce Shader Technology exceeding 5 million units by early next year. And with our patented UDA driver architecture, we’re bringing our industry recognized driver quality, stability, and application compatibility, to the XP platform. The Geforce Titanium Series will be the unambiguous graphics platform of choice of Windows XP.”
The new GeForce Titanium series consists of three new products:
All of the GeForce Titanium GPUs utilize the recently announced Detonator XP Unified Driver Architecture (UDA). Detonator XP includes specific technology designed to unleash the power of the highly anticipated Windows® XP operating system. It also provides performance enhancements for Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows Me environments. Detonator XP is available free of charge, and can be downloaded at www.nvidia.com.
"Microsoft's Windows XP promises to unlock the richness and potential of the connected digital word with new levels of stability and performance," said Dr. Jon Peddie, the leading market analyst in computer graphics. "The combination of XP on a GeForce Titanium GPU with its unified Detonator XP driver will be a synergistic exploitation of technology that the users have been waiting for.”
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