ASUS Selects New NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7700 GPU for the A8Js Entertainment
SANTA CLARA, Calif, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation
(Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced that ASUS has selected the new NVIDIA GeForce
Go 7700 graphics processing unit to create the graphically powerful, thin-and-
light A8Js notebook. The new GeForce GPU delivers 50% more pixel bandwidth
than the NVIDIA GPU used previously in the ASUS A8 series(1), ushering in new
levels of graphics performance and video quality for small compact notebooks
such as the new ASUS A8Js.
Fully utilizing the visual processing capabilities of the new GeForce GPU
with 512MB memory and NVIDIA PureVideo(TM) technology, the new notebook
delivers immersive, realistic 3D graphics for games and smooth, high-quality
playback of DVD movies and HD video. In addition, the new notebook features a
gorgeous 14-inch Color Shine glare-type widescreen display, a built-in 1.3
megapixel camera, full wired and wireless connectivity, including Gigabit
Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, and Wi-Fi technologies, and a powerful multimedia
system configuration based on the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
"The new A8Js notebook is designed to raise the performance and multimedia
capabilities of thin and lightweight notebooks," said Tony Chen, General
Manager of ASUS Notebook Business. "The GeForce Go 7700 GPU, with its powerful
3D, video, and power saving technologies, enables the A8Js to deliver a true-
to-life digital entertainment experience."
The first notebook GPUs manufactured using 80-nanometer process
technology, the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 GPU features advanced technologies that
deliver cutting-edge 3D, high-definition (HD) video and advanced power
management to the notebooks, enhancing the mobile computing experience.
- Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0 Shader
Model 3.0 and film quality high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, enabling
more realistic, real-time gaming.
- H.264 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo technology-
the combination of HD video processors and software delivers a HD home-
theater quality video experience to the PC.
- NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology, with advanced power management
features that enable dramatic performance enhancements in the same
power budget as the previous generation of NVIDIA mobile GPUs. The
reduced power consumption and less heat generation result in cooler and
smaller notebooks with increased battery life.
- A high-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows
Vista(TM) -- the industry's first operating system to require a
dedicated GPU to realize its full potential.
"Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of high-
quality video and fast 3D graphics on their PCs, yet most notebooks fall short
on performance," said Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the GPU Business
Unit at NVIDIA. "The new ASUS notebook and GeForce GPU are designed to deliver
levels of visual performance and quality that both movie fans and gamers can
A8Js Notebook Specification
-- Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7200/T7400/T7600/T5500/T5600
- Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset
- Intel PRO/Wireless
-- Microsoft Windows XP
-- Built-in 0.35 megapixel webcam
-- 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) Color Shine LCD display
-- NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 with 512MB graphics memory
-- DDRII 667MHz, up to 2GB
-- 80/100/120GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
-- 802.11a/b/g, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Bluetooth V2.0
-- 1x DVI, 1x IEEE1394, 1x Express Card, 1x VGA, 1x TV-Out, 5x USB, 1x
The new ASUS notebook featuring the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 GPU will be
available in select countries in Asia and Europe in September. See
www.asus.com for more information.
(1) Based on GeForce Go 7700 GPU 12 pixel pipelines versus GeForce Go 7600
8 pixel pipelines.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of the NVIDIA GeForce Go
7700 GPU, NVIDIA PureVideo technology, NVIDIA PowerMizer technology and the
new ASUS A8Js, GPUs manufactured using 80-nanometer process technology,
statements about Microsoft Windows Vista, and availability of the ASUS
notebook featuring the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 GPU are forward-looking
statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially include: difficulties in the
development of new and enhanced products; loss in performance when products
are integrated, delays in ramping new products into production; market or
customer acceptance of a competitor's product instead of ours; manufacturing
and other delays; defects in our products or the components of a product;
development of more effective or efficient GPUs; our reliance on third-party
manufacturers; the impact of technological development and competition;
general industry trends; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well
as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with
the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended April 30, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our
website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the
date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation
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