NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC

Story by Geo - Wednesday 09th May 2007, 11:11:00 AM

NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC

New NVIDIA® GPUs Usher in Ultimate Vista Notebooks with Must-Have 3D and Video Capabilities for Everyday Computing

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The new NVIDIA GeForce 8M Series GPUs with PureVideo HD technology are redefining notebook PCs by delivering the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista, HD movies, DirectX 10 games, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Live Maps.

NVIDIA product manager Ravi Kashik explains how GeForce 8M Series graphics processors are helping power a new generation of notebook PCs.

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NVIDIA GeForce 8M Series GPUs help deliver the ultimate visual experience in new generation notebooks like the HP Pavilion dv9000t and Toshiba Qosmio G45.

SANTA CLARA, CA — May 9, 2007— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced a new family of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of graphics processors targeted at the newly evolved notebook PC market. These new GPUs (graphics processing units) help power a whole, new generation of notebook PCs that deliver the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista, DirectX 10 games, HD movies, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Live Maps—changing the way users see and interact with their computers through enhanced visual quality, responsiveness and ease-of-use.

The new GeForce 8M Series notebook GPUs—the world’s first to support DirectX 10 and fully accelerate decoding of H.264 full HD movies—are available now from the top PC makers such as HP, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, and ASUS.

Initially available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M versions, the new GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX10 3D games and vivid HD video playback on notebook PCs a reality with new features including:

  • "New, extremely efficient, unified architecture that delivers up to 2x the performance of previous generation GPUs for Windows Vista, DirectX 10 games and mainstream applications
  • Revolutionary PureVideoâ„¢ HD video processing engine for the ultimate playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads
  • NVIDIA PowerMizerâ„¢ technology that intelligently balances the user’s need for longer battery life and performance
  • "The new GeForce 8M Series GPUs are ushering in the new generation of Vista notebook PCs," said Rene Haas, General Manager of the notebook GPU business at NVIDIA. "The new notebooks with support for Windows Vista’s Premium, DirectX 10 and HD video playback, will help consumers enjoy the new era of visually rich content as it was meant to be experienced."

    "Our new generation of HP notebooks with GeForce 8M Series enables a rich and enjoyable computing experience that is a multimedia enthusiast’s dream," said Jonathan Kaye, director of marketing for consumer notebook PCs at HP. "With NVIDIA’s new technology integrated into HP notebook PCs, customers will see and interact with their notebooks with enhanced visual quality and responsiveness that’s essential for enjoying high-definition content and games.

    "Last year Toshiba and NVIDIA collaborated to bring an unmatched HD DVD experience to notebook computers," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Now with the new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M series GPU, the Qosmio G45, Toshiba’s premier audio-video notebook computer, will help usher users toward a new generation of HD entertainment possibilities."

    Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge solved by NVIDIA’s PureVideo HD technology. This technology leverages the revolutionary new video processing engine in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M GPUs for home-theater-quality playback of multiple HD movie formats, including HD DVD, Blu-ray, and HD video downloads. The new video-processing engine performs 100% of the H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU for other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat and noise.

    Game developers are using NVIDIA GPUs and the new Microsoft DirectX 10 technology to create this next year’s most anticipated releases such as Crysis from Crytek. The new GPUs are the first to support DirectX 10 and promise to deliver astounding realism for an absolutely engaging visual experience with unprecedented levels of detail for gaming.

    The new NVIDIA 8M Series GPUs are available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M models. To learn more about the GeForce 8M Series GPUs and to find a list of the new generation notebooks using these GPUs, please visit www.nvidia.com.

    About NVIDIA
    NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and listen to the podcast located at http://download.nvidia.com/podcasts/pr/050907_geforce_8m.mp3.

    Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, capabilities, performance and features of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series GPUs, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology and NVIDIA PowerMizer technology; availability of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series GPUs; game developers and game releases; and Microsoft Windows Vista 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; developments of new products and technologies by competitors; our reliance on third party manufacturers; changes in customer preferences; software defects; manufacturing defects; delays in manufacturing or delivery of products; the cost of new products and technologies; loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA products and technologies; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2007. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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