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NVIDIA® Brings a GeForce® 7 Series GPU to AGP Users

 
 

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NVIDIA® Brings a GeForce® 7 Series GPU to AGP Users

New GeForce 7800 GS AGP Brings the Award-Winning GeForce 7 Series Graphics Architecture to the Huge Installed Base of AGP-Equipped PCs

THEALE, ENGLAND -FEBRUARY 2, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU) for AGP-based systems. Boasting the feature set of the award-winning GeForce 7800 GPUs, the new GeForce 7800 GS GPU incorporates advanced technologies including:

  • Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and high dynamic-range (HDR) rendering for advanced lighting effects, and transparency adaptive antialiasing for the delivery of ultra-realistic visual quality for the latest games.
  • The third-generation NVIDIA architecture is optimised for Microsoft® Windows Vista™. It is designed to give users the best possible experience with the 3D graphical user interface for the upcoming operating system (OS).
  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology enables the combination of high-definition video processors and software to deliver unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate colour, and precise image scaling for video content playback.

"Customers with fast AGP systems are an ideal target market for an upgrade to a powerful graphics processor such as the GeForce 7800 GS AGP," said Howard Tong, vice president at Newegg.com. "We are thrilled to have this product, because quite frankly, a GeForce 7800 GPU on an AGP-based add-in card is what a lot of gamers have been asking for."

Several of the world's leading add-in card partners will be offering graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP GPUs. They include AOpen, Asus, BFG Technologies, Club 3D, EVGA Corporation, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, Pine, PNY Technologies, Point of View, Sparkle, and XFX. NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP-based graphics cards will be available worldwide on 6th February 2006 from leading e-tailers.

"GeForce 7800 GPUs are widely considered the pinnacle of graphics performance for PC gaming enthusiasts, and today's product introduction will allow a lot of extremely powerful AGP systems to benefit from upgrading to the GeForce 7 Series architecture," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "PC gaming enthusiasts with tricked-out AGP systems have a lot invested in their computers so the new GeForce 7800 GS AGP GPU will allow them to extend the life of their systems, and keep their PCs on the bleeding edge."

For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS, please visit http://www.nvidia.co.uk

About NVIDIA
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