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New NVIDIA nForce ® MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New NVIDIA nForce ® MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market

New Top-to-Bottom Solutions Support All Intel Dual-Core CPUs

THEALE, ENGLAND,-JANUARY 17, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra media and communications processors (MCPs). Together with the already available award-winning NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 MCP, NVIDIA is now providing its system builder and do-it-yourself (DIY) communities with two, new, lower cost, discrete motherboard solutions for Intel® PC platforms. All three are compatible with all currently available Intel dual-core CPUs, including the new Intel Pentium® Extreme Edition 955.

In addition to providing cutting-edge features, including advanced storage and security capabilities and support for high-definition audio, NVIDIA has also dramatically lowered the entry point for those interested in building multi-GPU PC platforms using Intel CPUs. With an expected retail price of less than $100 USD for the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE-based motherboards, consumers can now take advantage of the acclaimed NVIDIA® SLI™ technology and install two graphics cards immediately for scalable gaming performance, or use the second PCIe slot for other PCIe devices or future expansion. The NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCP is targeted for single-GPU configurations, offering users a solid platform with more features and performance than alternative motherboard products at a retail price of around $89 USD.

"Our core-logic business is a strategic growth driver for NVIDIA, and these new products allow us to capitalise on these high-volume Intel segments," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. "With a top-to-bottom product family including NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 for the high-end enthusiast, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE for those interested in performance, and the NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra for more general PC usage, we are excited about our opportunities and the potential growth for our MCP business group."

The advanced architecture of the NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs and the dual-core capabilities of the latest Intel Pentium processors provide a compelling technological foundation for driving today's hottest games and demanding digital media applications, including the playback of high-definition video.

PC OEMs, system builders and motherboard manufacturers, including Biostar, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Jetway, J&W, MSI, and others, are expected to have retail products based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCPs available in late January 2006.

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About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

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