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NVIDIA Quadro PCI Express Graphics Form Cornerstone of New Workstation Line for Fujitsu Siemens Computers


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NVIDIA Quadro PCI Express Graphics Form Cornerstone of New Workstation Line for Fujitsu Siemens Computers

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400, FX 1300 and NVS 280 Professional Graphics Models Deliver Performance Boost to Full Range of CELSIUS Workstations

LONDON — July 1st, 2004 — NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers will offer the full range of new NVIDIA Quadro® PCI Express™ graphics solutions on the CELSIUS® K Series, M Series and R Series workstations. The leading European IT provider, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is adopting the newly introduced NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions to give its workstation customers across the board 2D and 3D performance improvements, including higher bus bandwidth, increased memory bandwidth and higher rendering speeds. The NVIDIA Quadro solutions achieve these stunning results with a combination of next-generation PCI Express bus technology and up to 256-bit DDR3 memory.

“The NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions give our customers industry-leading technology advances,” said Dr. Andreas Thimmel, vice president, Product Division Business Clients at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “CELSIUS workstations are applied in very diverse industries, many of which must be able to tackle increasingly complex engineering challenges. For example, our customers in the automotive industry demand the ability to interactively render and visualise very large models. The NVIDIA Quadro family, with its excellent performance, will allow us to meet the increasing requirements of these graphics-intensive industries.”

Fujitsu Siemens will offer their new CELSIUS workstation models with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400 and FX 1300 for professional 3D applications and the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 for professional 2D applications.

“Fujitsu Siemens has established technical leadership throughout Europe in markets such as automotive design and styling and we are committed to delivering advancements that contribute to their continued leadership,” explains Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. “We achieved this goal in our newest generation of professional graphics solutions by employing PCI Express bus technology to increase system bandwidth and corresponding graphics hardware performance. Incorporated into 64-bit CELSIUS workstations, these features advance the state of the art for manufacturing customers who are interacting with extremely large, complex assemblies.”

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