NVIDIA Achieves Record Number of Design Wins for Intel ‘Sandy Bridge’ PC Platform
More than 200 PC Models Will Feature NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with Sandy Bridge CPUs Next Year
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SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Dec. 16, 2010—PC manufacturers are poised to launch a record 200 new products in the first half of 2011 that feature NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs), paired with the new generation of Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs.
The designs are expected to span a variety of notebook and desktop systems from leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Medion, Packard Bell, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and more.
Demand for graphics processing power continues to grow, and computer makers are increasingly turning to NVIDIA GeForce GPUs to deliver higher levels of performance not possible with integrated graphics on applications such as games, video editing, web browsing, and 3D movies. Unlike basic graphics integrated into Sandy Bridge CPUs, GeForce GPUs provide advanced features and increased compatibility for the latest PC games including those based on Microsoft DirectX 11.
David Lee, associate vice president of Acer’s Mobile Computing Business Unit said: “Consumers are increasingly using their notebooks for content consumption and creation – anytime and anywhere. GeForce graphics with Optimus turbocharge Acer notebooks with excellent performance when you need it, and longer battery life when you don’t.”
“Demand from OEMs for discrete graphics solutions remains strong and above historic levels,” said Dean McCarron of Mercury Research. “We are projecting healthy growth in the years ahead for discrete GPU solutions for both notebook and desktop. Based on the current attach rate for GPU shipments, Mercury Research forecasts that discrete GPU shipments will double between 2009 and 2014.”
“With the explosion in digital content and entertainment, it’s no wonder that consumers love GeForce notebooks,” said Jeff Fisher, vice president of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. “Our momentum reflects the overwhelming need for a better PC experience.”
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