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NVIDIA Launches Next-Generation GeForce™ Go 6600 GPU for Thin and Light Notebooks

 
 

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NVIDIA Ltd
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA Launches Next-Generation GeForce™ Go 6600 GPU for Thin and Light Notebooks

Stunning Shader Model 3.0 Graphics Performance and PureVideoTM Technology Now Available in Highly Portable Notebooks from Leading Suppliers

BANGALORE, INDIA — February 14th, 2005 — Following on the introduction of the award-winning GeForce Go 6 series of mobile graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the GeForce Go 6600, a mobile GPU designed specifically to deliver cutting-edge multimedia functionality without sacrificing portability. The GeForce Go 6600 GPU is available immediately from industry-leading OEMs and ODMs including Acer, Asus, Gericom, Medion, Toshiba and several other notebook suppliers worldwide

“Historically, notebooks that offered great video and 3D performance have always been too cumbersome to be used by true road warriors, while small notebooks lacked anything beyond the most rudimentary PC functionality,” said Rob Csongor, general manager of mobile business at NVIDIA. “With the award-winning graphics performance of the GeForce 6 series, PureVideo technology for consumer quality video, and an advanced performance-per-watt architecture, the GeForce Go 6600 GPU creates a flashpoint for the notebook industry. Now truly portable notebooks do not have to compromise on video and graphics.”

The latest generation of multimedia notebooks will feature the GeForce Go 6600 GPU and the newest mobile technology from Intel®. The GeForce Go 6600 is a true next-generation GPU created specifically to leverage the latest Intel Centrino™ mobile platform (codenamed Sonoma) and takes advantage of the new, improved PCI Express architecture. The results for consumers are the delivery of highly portable, versatile notebooks with graphics and video performance beyond anything previously seen.

“With the latest Intel Centrino mobile technology, PCI Express is becoming increasingly prevalent in notebooks, delivering higher bandwidth for discrete graphics,” said Mooley Eden, general manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel Corporation. “The combination of Intel Centrino mobile technology and products such as the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 GPU will enable outstanding multimedia performance, turning the laptop into the ultimate all-in-one gaming and entertainment device.”

For a complete list of vendors offering GeForce Go 6600 GPU-based notebooks, please visit www.nvidia.co.uk.

About the GeForce Go 6 Series

The GeForce Go 6 mobile GPU series offers a variety of multimedia features for mainstream notebooks, including the industry’s only solution compatible with the latest version of Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, and NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, the industry’s only embedded video processor for HD multimedia content. All NVIDIA mobile GPUs are completely compatible with Intel Centrino mobile technology, featuring integrated wireless connectivity with IEEE 802.11a/b/g networks.

About NVIDIA
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 www.nvidia.co.in.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, 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, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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