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NVIDIA Energises Computex With New ION-Based PC Products


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NVIDIA Energises Computex With New ION-Based PC Products

Highly Anticipated Platform Takes Off With 21 New Products for Small PCs

COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN — JUNE 2, 2009— NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), announced broad adoption of its award-winning NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor at the Computex tradeshow today. The new products – introduced at an NVIDIA press conference in Taipei and on display at the show – include small desktop PCs, thin and light notebooks, all-in-one PCs, and low power motherboard solutions which all deliver a full PC experience in a small, low-power system.

The new products include:

AsRockDesktopION 330
ASUSAll-in-oneeeeTop ET2002
FuntwistDesktopFION 330
ICDAll-in-oneKitchen PC
LenovoNotebookIdeaPad S12
MSIDesktopWindbox D200
MSIAll-in-oneWindtop AE2201
TCLAll-in-oneRuiyi 1010

See the new ION products on display at Computex at the NVIDIA partner booths in the Nankang Exhibition Hall.

The new NVIDIA ION-based PCs and platform solutions are great for high definition video, mainstream gaming, and GPU-accelerated video and photo editing applications that take advantage of NVIDIA CUDA™ technology.

ION also supports DirectX Compute as part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 operating system. DirectX Compute running on NVIDIA’s CUDA compute hardware architecture delivers a major boost for small form factor PCs because it accelerates applications like video editing that run poorly or not at all on today’s low-powered PCs. Other GPU-accelerated applications like vReveal and Badaboom let users quickly edit video and convert it for use on a portable media player like an iPod.

“NVIDIA is really shaking up the small form factor space with ION graphics,” said Rob Enderle, Principal Analyst for the Enderle Group. “Netbooks and nettops are the hottest selling items in the PC space right now, but most are severely limited. ION removes the major chunk of that performance limitation allowing PC vendors the perfect blend of design, performance, and value that drives sales in hard times.”

“Consumer interest in the Acer AspireRevo featuring NVIDIA’s ION graphics has been overwhelming,” said Gianpero Morbello, senior vice president of corporate marketing for Acer. “The Acer AspireRevo clearly demonstrates the power of ION to deliver a full and unique multimedia experience for an amazingly low price. We see strong consumer demand in this space.”

NVIDIA ION graphics processors deliver big performance from small PCs with up to 10X faster graphics than similar systems1. ION graphics support:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Low-power CPUs including Intel Atom, Intel Celeron, and Via Nano processors
  • Outstanding 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 audio
  • Popular games including The Sims 3, Lego Batman, World of WarCraft, and Battlefield Heroes
  • DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
  • Accelerated video enhancement and transcoding using NVIDIA® CUDA™ and DirectX Compute technology

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualisation market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

1 Based on 3D Mark ‘06 results on Atom 230 CPU with NVIDIA ION GPU, versus Atom 230 CPU with Intel 945 graphics.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, and capabilities of the NVIDIA ION graphics processor, NVIDIA ION-based PCs and platforms, and NVIDIA CUDA architecture, 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: development of more efficient or faster technology; adoption of the CPU for parallel processing; 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 April 26, 2009. 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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