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New NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season


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New NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6800 GS GPU Available For Holiday Season

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU Raises Performance Bar in the Mid-range Segment to Meet the Demands of the Graphics-Intensive Holiday Titles

BANGALORE, INDIA-NOVEMBER 7, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest addition to the Company's award-winning line-up of GPUs. Just in time to power the holiday's hottest gaming titles, the new GeForce 6800 GS has astonishing horsepower and dramatically shifts performance expectations for graphics cards at mid-range price points.

"If you look at the roster of the games anticipated to be hot for the holiday season-including Age of Empires 3™, Call of Duty™ 2, Quake™ 4, or Serious Sam™ 2-the common thread is that they all support the latest 3D features and require a lot of graphics performance to deliver an enjoyable gaming experience," stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "Graphics cards based on GeForce 6800 GS GPUs deliver the 3D eye-candy with the necessary performance for total gaming immersion, but do so at a new, lower price point."

Based on the award-winning GeForce 6 architecture, the GeForce 6800 GS GPU features advanced gaming technologies-including Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) multi-GPU technology. The GeForce 6800 GS GPU also has a 256-bit memory interface and a dedicated video processing engine that delivers virtually unmatched high-definition video playback.

NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards are available for immediate purchase at approximately £169.99 inc VAT from many of the world's leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Corporation, Galaxy, InnoVision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Prolink, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 6800 GS-based add-in cards are available from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering PCs from the world's leading system builders.

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