NVIDIA Brings NVIDIA nForce4 Performance, Storage, Security, and Networking Technologies to Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4-based PCs and Motherboards
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 5, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- NVIDIA Corporation
(Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors,
today announced the immediate availability of the Company's new NVIDIA nForce4
SLI Intel Edition media and communications processors (MCPs) for Intel
platforms. This new line of core-logic solutions incorporates a host of new,
innovative, NVIDIA features never before available on the Intel platform,
including NVIDIA(R) SLI technology, hardware-based firewall security, advanced
storage solutions, and native Gigabit Ethernet networking.
"Over the last three years, NVIDIA has been recognized for its technology
innovation and leadership in developing award-winning MCP solutions for
today's digital consumer," said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP products at
NVIDIA. "Core-logic is at the heart of today's digital media PCs, enabling the
download, protection, storage, and playback of digital media content,
functions that form the foundation of our NVIDIA nForce family of MCPs."
Designed for desktop PCs and motherboards based on Intel Pentium 4
processors for Socket 775, including the upcoming dual-core Intel Pentium
processor Extreme Edition and Pentium D processors, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel
Edition MCPs are the first to support NVIDIA SLI technology -- the ability to
combine the rendering power of two graphics cards in a single system,
resulting in increased performance and unparalleled game play.
In addition to NVIDIA SLI technology, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition
MCPs also incorporate features aimed at raising the bar on performance and
- NVIDIA DualDDR2 architecture, a high-bandwidth, 128-bit memory
interface, providing up to 10.6GB/sec of memory bandwidth and support
for DDR2-667MHz memory DIMMs.
- High-performance design with support for 1066MHz frontside bus (FSB),
and multiple PCI Express configurations.
- NVIDIA QuickSync(TM) technology and DASP 3.0 technology to reduce
system latency and maximize system performance.
- NVIDIA ActiveArmor(TM) technology, a hardware accelerated security
firewall solution built directly into the silicon, designed to
protect the PC from malicious spyware and hacker attacks. NVIDIA
ActiveArmor technology also includes NVIDIA Firewall, an intuitive
software interface with advanced security capabilities including remote
manageability and automatic sensing when an application attempts to
connect to the Internet.
- NVIDIA MediaShield(TM) technology, a robust storage solution that
allows end users to confidently manage, store and backup their valuable
data, including home movies, digital pictures and more. NVIDIA
MediaShield technology incorporates:
- Bootable RAID 5, an optimal storage configuration for fast data
access, additional storage capacity, and data protection.
- Support for up to four SATA and four PATA hard drives simultaneously,
including those based on the newest SATA 3Gb/s hard drive technology.
- MediaShield Disk Alert System, a graphical, real-time feature that
alerts end-users to hard drive failures or degraded performance
- NVIDIA nTune(TM) technology, a Windows(R)-based interface that can
automatically optimize PC configurations based on the applications
being run and allows extreme overclocking of all key system components,
including CPU, FSB, memory, PCI Express, and graphics.
NVIDIA has supplied production silicon to the world's leading PC OEMs,
system builders and motherboard manufacturers, all of whom are readying
products for channel and retail availability, including Abit, ABS, Acer,
Alienware, Amax, ASUSTeK, Atelco, Axcelerate Computers, Biostar, Bow.it,
Chaintech, Colfax International, CyberPower, DFI, ECS, EID, Epox, Falcon
Northwest, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Hypersonic PC, Ibuypower, IHDE, ISM Captain
Flint, McKinnon Micro, Microstandard, Milwaukee PC, Monarch Computer, MPC,
MSI, Network Technical, Olidata, PC Club, Polywell, Scan, Seanix, Systemax,
Topnotch, Tuxon, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, Vobis, Voodoo PC, and more.
"NVIDIA SLI technology is a must-have feature that our customers are
demanding," said Antonello Fornara, EMEA Consumer Desktop Director at Acer.
"We are excited about bringing the power of this platform to our Intel
For more information on NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs, please
visit the Company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer
and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs),
media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors
(WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of
platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations,
PDAs, mobile phones, 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.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
the availability, capabilities, benefits, features and performance of our
products and technologies, demand for products, the potential for the Intel
market, and successful product introductions 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, delays in ramping new products into production,
manufacturing defects, acceptance of our new products and technologies,
reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including
cyclical trends in the semiconductor industry, the impact of competitive
products and pricing alternatives, decreased demand for new computers and
technologies, changes in industry standards and interfaces, our dependence on
third-party developers and publishers] and other risks detailed from time to
time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
including its Form 10-Kfor the fiscal year ended January 30, 2005. These
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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