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New NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU Increases Performance By 33%


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New NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU Increases Performance By 33%

New GPU Boasts Faster Clocks, Twice the Memory, and Immediate Worldwide Availability

THEALE, ENGLAND -NOVEMBER 14, 2005-Consumers are already making out their Christmas lists for the fast approaching festive season, and computer games and hardware are expected to be to be hot gifts again this year. But what can you buy for the gamer in your life that has everything?

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today delivered the answer with the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 graphics processing unit (GPU). The Company's award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX graphics chip already powers what many experts consider to be the fastest graphics cards around. With the new GeForce 7800 GTX 512, NVIDIA has released a new, supercharged version of the GPU that delivers tremendous performance for today's PC games.

The GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU is so fast, one enthusiast gamer has used it to establish a new world record on a single GPU running 3DMark05, a benchmarking program used to measure a computer's performance level. Shamino, a PC enthusiast in Singapore, recently shattered the former world record by over 2,500 points by posting a 3Dmark05 score of 13396 in a system with a single GeForce 7800 GTX 512 .

In addition the new GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU delivers amazing performance on some of the most anticipated games to be released this Christmas, with a measured performance increase of 33% over the previous award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX .

"There is a whole new crop of games coming out this Christmas that use the same kinds of special effects that have been used in animated movies in the past, and these games tax even the most powerful gaming PCs," stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "For many gamers it is time to upgrade. The first evidence of this is a new game called F.E.A.R.™ from Monolith."

"F.E.A.R. does indeed set a new standard for games, and there is no denying the quality of its graphics," said Derek Wilson, hardware editor for Anandtech ( in his review. "For graphics, F.E.A.R. paves the way for a new generation of games, and is also the first game able to bring the highest powered cards available to their knees when played at its full graphical potential."

The NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU is based on the award-winning GeForce 7 Series architecture featuring groundbreaking visual effects technologies, including support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA SLI technology, High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting effects, NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, advanced antialiasing algorithms, and much more. In addition, NVIDIA added support for 512MB of fast graphics memory and has tuned the graphics engine's core clock to turbo-charge the GeForce 7800 GTX 512. The combination of cutting-edge 3D graphics features and astonishing performance is an enticing combination for the hardcore PC gamer.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU-based graphics cards are available immediately at major online retailers and from leading add-in card partners such as Asus, BFG, EVGA, Gainward, MSI, Point of View, and XFX. NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPUs are also powering the fastest gaming systems from some of the world's leading systems builders including ABS, Alienware, Axcelerate Computers, Biohazard PC, Cyberpower, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, iBuyPower, Komplett, Overdrive PC, PC Club, Polywell, Scan, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC and Voodoo PC.

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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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