NVIDIA nForce® MCPs and AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-60 Dual-Core Processor Provide Potent Pair for Gaming Platforms
SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 11, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that the Company’s family of award-winning NVIDIA nForce4 media and communications processors (MCPs) for AMD64 platforms support the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor announced yesterday.
The potent combination of NVIDIA nForce core-logic solutions with the AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor-based systems solidifies the PC as an ultimate gaming platform, due in part to the focus on performance that both NVIDIA and AMD are committed to delivering to the PC enthusiast community. The dual-core capabilities of the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor combined with the advanced architecture of the NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs and support for the acclaimed NVIDIA® SLI™ multi-GPU technology provide the technological foundation for driving today’s hottest games and demanding digital media applications, including the playback of high-definition video.
Along with advanced security and storage capabilities, including support for RAID 5 and next-generation SATA 3G/sec. hard drives, NVIDIA nForce4 MCP-based platforms have received hundreds of awards by industry-leading publications catering to the PC enthusiast communities.
“NVIDIA and AMD share a common goal of delivering industry-leading and innovative PC performance technologies to consumers,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice-president Desktop Division, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD. “Combined with the launch today of our new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor, and NVIDIA’s continued growth in providing cutting-edge core-logic solutions for our processors, we are excited about the revolutionary performance opportunities our combined technologies and capabilities provide to our system builder community and enthusiast customers.”
“AMD led the way with the 64-bit computing transition in 2005, and we believe the new Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor will help showcase the demonstrable benefits that dual-core capability brings to consumer and professional platforms,” said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “We expect the dual-core architecture provided by AMD combined with NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology will continue to solidify AMD’s winning position as the provider of preferred CPUs for consumer PC gaming platforms.”
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, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our nForce MCPS and our nForce MCPs when paired with AMD products, the nForce MCPs family support of the AMD 64 FX-60 dual core processor, and the ability of the AMD 64 FX-60 to showcase the benefits of dual-core capability to consumer and professional platforms 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, development of new and faster MCPs and CPUs, developments in gaming platforms, decline in demand for better and faster CPUs and MCPs, difficulties in integration of products, changes in industry standards and interfaces, the impact of competitive products and pricing, complications in ease of use, manufacturing or software defects, 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 30, 2005. 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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