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NVIDIA Products Bolster Graphics Capabilities of Microsoft Windows Vista


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NVIDIA Products Bolster Graphics Capabilities of Microsoft Windows Vista

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)-LAS VEGAS-JANUARY 6, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that it is aligning its products with the ongoing development of Windows Vista and that most of its graphics processing units (GPUs) are already compatible with the latest test versions of the operating system.

Windows Vista, which Microsoft is scheduled to release in the second half of this year, will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the Windows operating system takes advantage of the PC's GPU to provide a compelling user experience. Windows Vista will feature a new Desktop Compositing Engine that can leverage the PC's GPU to ensure that greater clarity and focus are inherent in the look, feel and functionality of the desktop experience.

The following products are supported in the latest Windows Vista Community Technology Preview:

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® FX desktop and notebook GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series desktop and notebook GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series desktop and notebook GPUs
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series motherboard GPUs

This list encompasses hardware and software support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing environments and industry leading technologies such as NVIDIA SLI™. In addition, the NVIDIA UDA driver architecture will be extended to Windows Vista to provide world-class drivers and software.

"NVIDIA is working closely with Microsoft to identify and develop the key hardware components necessary for an optimal Windows Vista experience across a range of platforms," said Lew Wagman, strategic marketing director, NVIDIA. "We believe the GPU will become the focal point of a variety of new technologies in the Windows Vista timeframe, including HD-DVD, HD-TV playback and video processing."

"Windows Vista will provide consumers with an unprecedented digital entertainment and personal computing experience," said Dave Wascha, director of the Windows Vista Partner Program at Microsoft Corp. "NVIDIA products will help to enable that great experience by giving consumers the means to harness the new graphics capabilities of the operating system."

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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

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to our relationships with customers and partners in the film industry and the features, benefits, performance and capability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 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, delays in ramping new products into production, adoption of other technologies or products by those in the film industry, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, n changes in the film industry standards, our dependence on third-party developers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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