NVIDIA Extends Award-Winning GeForce 7 Technology Leadership Into Performance
QUAKECON 2005, DALLAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processing, today introduced and announced immediate availability of the
Company's new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT graphics processing unit (GPU). Based on
the award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX architecture, this new GPU brings support
for next-generation gaming technologies -- including Shader Model 3.0,
high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI)
multi-GPU technology -- to lower price points.
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"GeForce 7-based products have won over 50 awards and industry experts
have praised NVIDIA for pioneering Shader Model 3.0, HDR lighting, and SLI
technology -- validating the GeForce 7 architecture as the must-have graphics
technology for today and tomorrow's PC gaming," stated Ujesh Desai, general
manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "By leveraging this highly scalable
architecture, we are able to bring these new features to new price points and
reach a wider audience."
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU-based graphics cards are available immediately
for a suggested retail price of $449 from the world's leading add-in card
makers, including: Albatron, Aopen Inc., ASUS Computer International,
Biostar, BFG Technologies, Inc., Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Citygate/Triple
D, Elsa, Epsco, Evertop, eVGA.com Corporation, Gainward Co. Ltd., Galaxy,
Geniman, GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc.,
MICRO-STAR International Co., Ltd., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit
Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Restech, Sigmacom,
Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 7800 GT-based add-in cards are
available today from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering
systems from over 50 of the world's leading systems builders.
The GeForce 7 Series, including the GeForce 7800 GT, will be featured
starting today at QuakeCon, which is being held August 11-14th at the Gaylord
Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
For more information on these new products, please visit www.nvidia.com.
For a complete list of e-tailers with immediate availability of GeForce 7800
GT based add-in cards and system builders with GeForce 7800 GT-powered
systems, please visit www.nvidia.com/BuyGeForce7800GT.
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 2,100 people worldwide. For more
information, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.nvidia.com .
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to the
features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our products and
technology, our GeForce 7 architecture as must have graphics technology, an
increase in the audience for the GeForce 7 architecture, and availability 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, unexpected price increases, acceptance of new
products and technologies, development of new technologies, development of PC
games beyond the GeForce 7 architecture, decrease in demand for and purchases
of more advanced and complex GPUs, decrease in demand for more realistic and
faster graphics, manufacturing or software defects, general industry trends
including cyclical trends in the semiconductor and PC gaming industries, the
impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, and other risks
detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended May 1, 2005.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA
disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
NOTE: All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are
associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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