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NVIDIA Scalable Visualisation Solutions Deliver Tenfold Performance Increase

 
 

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NVIDIA Scalable Visualisation Solutions Deliver Tenfold Performance Increase

NVIDIA Quadro® Genlock/Framelock Solutions Enable Advanced Visualisation Applications at a Fraction of the Cost of Current Solutions

BANGALORE, INDIA - APRIL 20TH, 2005 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the immediate availability of the NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync option board, complementing current genlock and framelock solutions. This latest solution, that connects to the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400, delivers even higher performance, scalability, features, and upgradeability to current visualisation and broadcast customers who already leverage the benefits of commercial of the shelf (COTS) graphics.

Data from NVIDIA customers, such as the BP Center for Visualization, is a testament to the performance and capabilities of these solutions. BP Center for Visualization engineers integrated the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000G into their oil exploration visualisation systems after an extensive economic and performance analysis. The findings have been nothing short of exceptional with the Center realising a dramatic improvement in visualisation performance, coupled with an order of magnitude reduction in system costs.

"We've been powering our Immersive Virtual Reality environment using NVIDIA hardware since the introduction of the genlock boards in 2003", said Jonathan Marbach of the BP Center for Visualization. "Compared to our previous solution, I've seen a 10x increase in triangle throughput and a 5x increase in frame rate for our Immersive Drilling Planner application. The new G-Sync option board works with the latest PCI Express graphics, so we expect to see another dramatic performance boost from the latest generation of hardware. High frame rates are absolutely critical for Virtual Reality and NVIDIA hardware enables us to keep up with our users and their data."

The G-Sync option board offers (two) RJ-45 and (one) genlock BNC connectors and brings a new level of flexibility, enabling users to upgrade to the latest graphics solutions as they become available. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 features two high definition digital display outputs and a stereo connector. The combined solution offers 512MB G-DDR3 ultra-fast memory and offers dual dual-link support which enables the user to drive up to two 9 megapixel panels while using the genlock capabilities. More details on the new G-Sync option board can be found at: http://www.nvidia.in/page/quadrofx_gsync.html

The NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync option board is designed for professionals in the visual simulation, computer-aided design (CAD), and digital content creation (DCC) areas, enabling professionals in these markets to visualise large datasets in real-time and make better design decisions - whether designing a new car, or investigating where to place an oil well, or delivering broadcast quality video. NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync solutions are superb for broadcast systems used in video compositing (genlock) and visualisation applications like multi-display powerwalls and caves (framelock) where edge blending software enables the user to seamlessly combine the edges to provide for one large image.

"NVIDIA cluster solutions enable us to build visualisation solutions at a fraction of the cost of the system we are supplanting," said Mats W. Johansson, president and founder of Eon Reality. "At the same time, both performance and image quality have seen dramatic improvement, which enables our customers to deploy a greater number of these systems and use them in ways never before possible - we are literally creating new markets with this technology."

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 and the G-Sync option board are now available widely through NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC) and Elsa (Japan). For more information on this and the full line up of NVIDIA professional solutions, please visit www.nvidia.in/quadro.

The BP Center for Visualization at the University of Colorado is sponsored by the Departments of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences and Geological Sciences. Devoted to the research and development of advanced visualisation technology, the Center is initially focusing on the energy industry, aerospace and medical visualisation.

About NVIDIA
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.in.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to our relationships with customers and partners in the film industry and the features, benefits, performance and capability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 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, adoption of other technologies or products by those in the film industry, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, n changes in the film industry standards, our dependence on third-party developers 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 quarter ended October 24, 2004. 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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