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NVIDIA Brings Highly Acclaimed Workstation Graphics to Power Mac G5


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NVIDIA Brings Highly Acclaimed Workstation Graphics to Power Mac G5

NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4500 offers the Highest Level of Graphics Performance for Professional Applications on new Power Mac G5

THEALE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that its most advanced professional graphics solution, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics processing unit (GPU), is now available as an option in the new Apple® Power Mac® G5. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card drives up to two high resolution 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays and accelerates applications used in industries such as digital content creation, scientific research, and 3D visualisation.

"The Power Mac is one of the premiere platforms for those looking to design, develop and create some of the most eye-catching graphics and video," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "In rolling out this advanced professional graphics board for the Power Mac G5, NVIDIA and Apple are bringing the most powerful NVIDIA workstation solution to an entirely new customer base."

"The Power Mac G5 Quad is the most powerful system we've ever made," said David Moody, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Mac Product Marketing. "The combination of quad-core processing and the fastest workstation class NVIDIA Quadro graphics gives our creative and scientific customers unprecedented performance."

NVIDIA Quadro solutions, certified for the leading computer aided design, video, content creation and scientific visualisations applications, are widely considered by industry professionals as the benchmark for performance and quality.

Alias® Maya®, an integrated modelling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution widely used in the film, video, game development, and design markets, is the first application to be fully certified for use on the Power Mac G5 with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500. "Alias and NVIDIA work closely together to enable our software and hardware products to compliment each other, enabling our customers to realise increased productivity in their work," said Kevin Tureski, director of engineering for Maya at Alias. "Maya is a very demanding application with very demanding users. We were very pleased to be able to fully qualify the Power Mac G5 with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 on the same day it was announced. This is an ideal platform for content creation and editing."

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 GPU offers a number of features Power Mac G5 users have been looking for in a workstation-class platform. IEEE 32-bit floating point colour precision and 512MB of dedicated graphics memory deliver exceptional image quality without compromising on performance. System bottlenecks are further eliminated using the latest PCI Express bus interface, which can transfer over 4GB data per second, and hardware accelerated pixel readback performance of more than 2GB per second. Output capabilities include support for two high resolution (dual-link) Apple Cinema HD Displays, and a feature new to Power Mac G5 users, quad buffered OpenGL stereo viewing capability for professional applications.

In addition to the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 GPU, targeted primarily at professional application users, Apple is offering Power Mac G5 customers the advanced NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT graphics card, designed to deliver blazing frame rates and outstanding image quality for a broad range of consumer applications. Standard Power Mac graphics options are based on the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU. More information on NVIDIA graphics cards can be found at // Please visit Apple's web site for more information on the new Power Mac G5 at

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

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