NVIDIA Optimus and 3D Vision Notebooks Featuring New GeForce 400M Series GPUs Arrive for the Holidays
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IFA—BERLIN—Sept. 3, 2010—NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce™ 400M series of graphics processing units (GPUs) – the building blocks for the next-generation of NVIDIA Optimus™ and NVIDIA 3D Vision™ notebooks that are coming onto the market from leading vendors, including Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba, with others set to announce soon.
The new series of NVIDIA GeForce 400M GPUs includes:
A critical component of the GeForce 400M Series is support for NVIDIA Optimus technology, which enables extra-long battery life by automatically switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed. It has been described by reviewers as among the most important notebook technologies to come to market in recent years.i
The NVIDIA GeForce 400M series are the first notebook processors designed with NVIDIA’s Fermi architecture and built from the ground-up for Microsoft DirectX 11. They power notebooks with great battery life, and deliver the best high-definition (HD) experience, extensive Web browsing, immersive 3D and awesome gaming. With up to 5X faster HD video uploads to Facebook and up to 10X the game performance on the year’s top title StarCraft IIii, GeForce, 400M GPUs are the ultimate notebook upgrade.
The GeForce 400M series is also able to deliver breathtaking stereoscopic 3D images for gamers, movie-lovers and photo enthusiasts when configured with NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses and a 3D display.3D Vision supports the richest array of 3D content available, including over 425 games, Blu-ray 3D movies, photos and streaming Web video. Notebook models featuring the GeForce 400M series and NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses will be available soon after launch, including the Acer Aspire 5745DG with GeForce GT 425M and the Asus G53Jw with GeForce GTX 460M. In addition, by including support for NVIDIA 3DTV Play™, consumers can attach their notebook to a brand new 3D TV and enjoy all the latest 3D content including the hottest games in the comfort of their living room.
Only NVIDIA GeForce GPUs offer “Graphics Plus” features such as:
Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba all announced today support for 400 Series GPUs, with more OEMs announcing soon.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, performance and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, NVIDIA 3D Vision technology and NVIDIA Optimus technology; expertise in visual computing and parallel processing; and the impact of the company’s patents on modern computing; 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: worldwide economic conditions; development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems 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 fiscal period ended August 1, 2010. 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 to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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"I think is fair to say that NVIDIA Optimus is one of the most impressive mobile technologies we have ever seen."PC Perspective
ii Based on average StarCraft II frame rates achieved by a GeForce GT 420M versus Core i5 integrated graphics. Testing methodology was to measure frame rates on a scripted gamesession at 12x10 resolution with medium settings. Both systems had identical CPU, Memory, and Operating Systems.