SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”SEPTEMBER 20, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today unveiled the Companyâ€™s latest core-logic motherboard solutionsâ€”targeted at the integrated computing marketsâ€”combining new NVIDIA nForceâ„¢ 400 media and communications processors (MCPs) with a new line of the Companyâ€™s GeForceâ„¢6 series graphics processing units (GPUs).
Developed for AMD64-based computing platforms, the family of NVIDIA nForce 400 MCPs and GeForce 6100 GPUs provide the worldâ€™s leading motherboard manufacturers, including ASUSTeK, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, and Shuttle, with the first and only GPU motherboard solutions designed to:
With the NVIDIA nForce 400 and GeForce 6100 products forming the technological foundation for the motherboard, global OEMs and system builders are now able to design affordable, flexible, and innovative solutions for a variety of PC platforms, including mainstream offerings for Microsoft Media Center, convergence digital media products in unique, small form-factors, and small office, home office solutions. In addition, system builders and OEMs can promote their systems as being â€œHD Readyâ€ by integrating DVI and component outputs directly on the PC for hassle-free connection to a high definition display or television.
This is made possible by integration of NVIDIAÂ® Pure Videoâ„¢ technology, whose hardware acceleration engine enables smooth playback of HD video, including Windows Media 9- and MPEG 2-based footage, with minimal CPU overhead. NVIDIA PureVideo technology also delivers advanced video features to the PCâ€”including advanced de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high-quality scalingâ€”rivaling that of high-end consumer electronics DVD players.
â€œOver the last few years, our discrete NVIDIA nForce products have completely redefined the high-end enthusiast space, allowing us to achieve a significant market share position, but with this new product introduction we are focused on an equally important segmentâ€”the integrated mainstream market serviced most commonly with PC OEMs and system integrators,â€ said Drew Henry, general manager of platform product at NVIDIA. â€œWe are confident that our new NVIDIA nForce 400 series of MCPs combined with our new GeForce 6100 series of GPUs will provide the only viable foundation for powering todayâ€™s digital media and high-definition video-centric PC platforms.â€
â€œNVIDIAâ€™s chipset and graphics innovation coupled with AMD64 technology continues to set new standards of excellence,â€ said Emile Ianni, corporate vice president, Platform Engineering and Infrastructure Development, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. â€œTodayâ€™s announcement showcases NVIDIAâ€™s commitment to extend to integrated solutions the leading-edge performance available until now only through discrete solutions. We are helping system integrators and OEMs offer their customers feature-rich AMD64 platforms for a variety of markets, including Media Center PCs, digital media PCs, small office/home office and home theater convergence products.â€
NVIDIA nForce 400 and GeForce 6100-based systems will be available from worldwide system builders in October. Additional product information and specific partner availability will be made at that time.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Companyâ€™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 2,100 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Companyâ€™s Web site at www.nvidia.com <http://www.nvidia.com>.