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GeForce 6800 GPUs Selected By Leading European PC SBs and Add-In Card Makers


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NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPUs Selected By Leading European PC System Builders and Graphics Add-In Card Makers

Record Number of PC OEMs and System Builders Inspired by Next Generation Hardware and Hot New 3D Applications

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—APRIL 14, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the GeForce™ 6800 series of graphic processing units (GPUs) has been widely accepted by the world’s leading add-in card manufacturers, PC OEMs and system builders. A record number of PC OEMS and system builders have announced plans to build systems around the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series of GPUs, introduced earlier today as the new flagship of the NVIDIA GPU product lineup.

“By combining raw-horsepower with the most advanced 3D feature set available, NVIDIA has made a landmark graphics processor,” said Roy Taylor, vice president of sales EMEA at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPUs are the only choice for the gamer that demands the best graphics subsystem or the system builder that wants the most performance available on next-generation games such as Doom 3 and Half-Life 2.”

In coming weeks, the following PC OEMs and add-in card manufacturers will be offering products based on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series of GPUs:

PC OEMs and System Builders

  • Acer - France
  • Alternate - Germany
  • Atelco - Germany
  • Medion - Germany
  • NEC Computers International
  • Network Technical - Sweden
  • Batch PC - Spain
  • EID - France
  • Excimer DM - Russia
  • Fujitsu-Siemens Computers Consumer
  • K-Systems - Russia
  • NT Computer - Russia
  • Paradigit - Holland
  • R&K - Russia
  • SCAN - UK

Add-in Card Manufacturers

  • Aopen
  • ASUS Computer International
  • Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd.
  • Gainward Co. Ltd.
  • Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Leadtek Research Inc.
  • MSI Computer Corporation
  • Palit Microsystems, Inc.
  • PNY Technologies, Inc.
  • Point of View
  • Sparkle
  • XFX (a division of Pine)

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPUs are based on a revolutionary new 3D graphics architecture that is the first to deliver Microsoft® DirectX® 9 Shader Model 3.0 support for ultra–realistic image quality and a superscalar 16-pipe design for unmatched performance. GeForce 6800 GPUs have a dedicated video processing engine that delivers unmatched high-definition video playback and benefits from the renowned compatibility and reliability of the NVIDIA® ForceWare™ software suite featuring the NVIDIA unified driver architecture (UDA), custom game profiles, NVIDIA nView multi-display software, and much more.

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 1,800 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

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