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NVIDIA Extends Award-Winning Technology for AMD64 Computing Platforms

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
ahumber@nvidia.com

Product PR:

Luciano Alibrandi
Director of Product PR EMEA
Tel: +33 1 55 63 84 92
lalibrandi@nvidia.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA Extends Award-Winning Technology for AMD64 Computing Platforms

NVIDIA nForce™4 MCPs Fully Support New AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor

COMPUTEX 2005-TAIWAN, TAIPEI-MAY 31, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that the Company's entire line of NVIDIA nForce media and communications processors for AMD64 platforms fully support the new AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor announced earlier today.

"Both NVIDIA and AMD are committed to developing technology innovations that have a dramatic impact on how our customers can take the utmost advantage of their hardware platforms," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "With the launch of our new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor and NVIDIA's continued growth in providing core-logic solutions, we are both excited about bringing new technology solutions to the market that will forever change the face of client computing."

NVIDIA has shipped more than eight million NVIDIA nForce MCPs for AMD64 platforms, including NVIDIA nForce4 and NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs for PCI-Express and AGP-based platforms. In addition, the Company has seen continued sales momentum for its NVIDIA® SLI™ solutions, resulting in hundreds of editorial awards for the Company's worldwide community of add-in card, motherboard, system integrators, and OEM partners. According to the most recent report by industry analyst firm Mercury Research, NVIDIA nForce MCPs now account for approximately 55 per cent of the AMD64 market, an increase of seven per cent over the previous calendar quarter.

"Our close collaboration with AMD has allowed us the ability to be proactive in the design and development of our NVIDIA nForce MCPs for AMD64-based PC platforms," said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. "AMD led the way with the transition to 64-bit computing and its new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor will help dual-core capability to become pervasive for corporate, small business, and consumer platforms."

Consumers who already own an NVIDIA nForce4 or NVIDIA nForce3-based motherboard or PC and wish to harness the power of the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor need to contact their respective motherboard or PC manufacturer about specific support and BIOS updates.

For more information on NVIDIA nForce MCPs, please visit www.nvidia.in.

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.

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