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NVIDIA Extends Performance Leadership with Immediate Availability of Three New GeForce® 7 Series GPUs

 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA Extends Performance Leadership with Immediate Availability of Three New GeForce® 7 Series GPUs

GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7900 GT, and GeForce 7600 GT GPUs Bring Extreme High-Definition Gaming to Multiple Market Segments

CeBIT 2006—HANNOVER, GERMANY—MARCH 9, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced three new additions to the NVIDIA® GeForce 7 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) set to make extreme high-definition (HD) gaming a reality. These new GPUs include:

  • GeForce 7900 GTX GPU – the new flagship GPU from NVIDIA delivers blazing core clocks for ultra-fast graphics performance and extends the Company’s performance leadership .
  • GeForce 7900 GT GPU – a new performance GPU that offers up to double the performance of the Company’s last generation performance product .
  • GeForce 7600 GT GPU – this new midrange GPU is destined to inherit the unofficial title of “price/performance leader” from the product it replaces, the GeForce 6600 GT GPU.

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These new GPUs are all immediately available from leading add-in card manufacturers, retailers, and e-tailers.

“NVIDIA continues to deliver the best GPU solutions for each market segment that we serve,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “By combining GeForce 7 Series GPUs with our NVIDIA nForce MCPs and NVDIA SLI technology, we are able to deliver a total platform solution that provides astonishing performance and immaculate image quality for our customers.”

By making the award-winning GeForce 7 Series graphics architecture available to a variety of key market segments, NVIDIA has made it easier for PC OEMs, ODMs, and consumers to harness the power of the GeForce 7 architecture to drive extreme HD resolutions of 1920x1200 and higher. This enables superb visual quality and performance for playback of HD and DVD content as well as a stunning widescreen PC gaming experience.

Boasting the renowned GeForce 7 Series features—which contributed to NVIDIA sweeping nearly every GPU product-of-the-year award from leading technology publications—the new GeForce 7900 and 7600 GPUs deliver advanced technologies including:

  • The industry’s only GPU architecture with full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0—including vertex texture fetch (VTF) —enabling advanced shading programs for more realistic effects.
  • H.264 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology—the combination of HD video processors and software delivers a HD home-theatre quality video experience to the PC.
  • Designed for NVIDIA SLI™ technology— a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI MCP. Using proprietary software algorithms and dedicated scalability logic in each NVIDIA GPU and MCP, SLI technology delivers the highest performance computing solution.
  • A high performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista™— the industry’s first operating system to require a dedicated GPU to realise its full potential .

Some of the world’s leading add-in card partners will be offering graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series GPUs, including Albatron, AOpen Inc., ASUSTek Computer Inc., BFG Technologies Inc., Biostar, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Cheer Ascent, City Gate / Triple-D, Club3D, ELSA, Epsco, EVGA Corporation, Gainward Co. Ltd., Galaxy, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Jaton, Jetway, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Prolink, PNY Technology, Point of View, Sigmacom, SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., and XFX.

For further information on the GeForce 7 Series GPUs, please visit http://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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