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NVIDIA Takes the Power of GeForce® 7 Series GPUs Mainstream

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA Takes the Power of GeForce® 7 Series GPUs Mainstream

Based on the Award-Winning Graphics Architecture, New GeForce 7300 GS GPU is Available Now at Leading Retailers and E-tailers

THEALE, ENGLAND -JANUARY 18, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce 7300 GS graphics processing unit (GPU). The latest addition to the Company's award-winning GeForce 7 series line up, the GeForce 7300 GS boasts the video and gaming features of today's most advanced GPUs to deliver stunning, high-definition video (up to 1080i resolution) and ultra-realistic gaming effects at mainstream price points without compromising performance. In addition, the GeForce 7300 GS GPU is primed for the upcoming Microsoft® Vista® operating system (OS).

"The GeForce 7300 GS GPU is an ideal foundation for today's mainstream PCs because it offers high-definition video playback features that can not be matched by integrated graphics-and it is designed to have consumers ready for the transition to Microsoft's next-generation operating system," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "For a home theatre PC, GeForce 7300 GS delivers exceptional video acceleration and incredible image quality to take the viewing experience to the next-level. For an entry-level gaming PC, GeForce 7300 GS delivers Shader Model 3.0 support and support for high dynamic-ranging lighting (HDR), which we expect new games will require in the future."

Based on the award-winning architecture and feature set of the acclaimed GeForce 7800 GPUs, the new GeForce 7300 GS GPU features advanced technologies including:

  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology-the combination of high-definition video processors and software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate colour, and precise image scaling for the playback of all video content.
  • The programmable, superscalar GeForce 7 Series graphics architecture-GeForce 7300 GS delivers twice the graphics horsepower of the Company's previous-generation mainstream GPUs .
  • Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and HDR rendering for advanced lighting effects, as well as transparency antialiasing-to deliver ultra-realistic visual quality in the latest games.
  • Advanced NVIDIA TurboCache™ technology-shares the capacity and bandwidth of dedicated video memory and dynamically available system memory for turbocharged performance and larger total graphics memory.
  • NVIDIA ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)-for worry-free compatibility for an easy "install-and-play" experience.

NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS-based graphics cards are available for purchase at approximately $99 USD from many of the world's leading add-in card makers. The Asia Pacific region will see immediate availability of GeForce 7300 GS-based add-in cards in time for Chinese New Year. Availability in Europe and North America will follow in early February. GeForce 7300 GS-based PCs will also be available from the world's leading system builders starting in early February. For further information on the GeForce 7300 GS, please visit www.nvidia.co.uk

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.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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