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NVIDIA® Delivers the Foundation for The Ultimate Gaming Platform—The NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP

 
 

Product PR:

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA® Delivers the Foundation For The Ultimate Gaming Platform—The NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP

New NVIDIA Media and Communications Technology Sets the Bar in Innovation, Performance, and Features for Today’s Enthusiast PCs

SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 23, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphic processor technologies, continues to redefine the PC as the ultimate gaming platform with the introduction today of the new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI media and communications processor (MCP), a high-performance motherboard solution for the latest and upcoming x86 PC platforms, including those based on socket AM2 processors by AMD.

Forming the ultimate foundation for today’s fastest and most feature-rich enthusiast motherboards, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP was built and designed from the ground up for enthusiasts by enthusiasts, and can utilise the power of up to one, two, or even four NVIDIA GeForce GPUs for extreme high-definition gaming. With an architecture geared for maximum motherboard performance, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP provides enthusiasts with an unprecedented level of features designed specifically for gaming, including:

  • Complete overclocking solution—super-fast silicon with additional clock headroom and the tools to do it, including enthusiast BIOSes and the NVIDIA nTune software application
  • NVIDIA FirstPacket™—optimised networking technology that gives higher priority to network game traffic, resulting in lower ping counts for better online gaming experiences
  • NVIDIA LinkBoost™ technology —automatically increases PCIe bus speeds on the motherboard when LinkBoost-enabled GPUs, such as the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX, are installed
  • SLI-Ready Memory—the first core-logic solution to take advantage of the new Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) memory specification, unlocking even higher levels of memory DIMM performance
  • Advanced NVIDIA DualNet technology with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, TCP/IP offload, and bandwidth teaming capability—ideal for LAN party game servers and file sharing servers
  • Massive storage with support for up to 6 SATA 3Gb/sec hard drives and a dizzying array of RAID configurations including the industry’s first dual RAID 5 support on a single controller

Consumers interested in purchasing NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP-based products can visit their favorite online or retail establishments and look for products from a variety of system builders and motherboard manufacturers, including Abit, Aopen, Asrock, ASUSTeK, BFG, Biostar, DFI, ECS, eVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, Shuttle, and others.

For further information on the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP or the entire top-to-bottom NVIDIA nForce 500 product family, please visit www.nvidia.in.

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.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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