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NVIDIA Unleashes Highest Performance DirectX 10 GPU for Notebooks


New NVIDIA GPU Brings DirectX 10 and HD Video Capabilities to High-Performance and Gaming Notebooks

NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the GeForce® 8700M GT graphics processing unit (GPU) for notebook PCs, a new high-end GPU designed for the most demanding notebook users. The GeForce 8700M GT GPU extends the award-winning GeForce 8M Series product line to include high-performance notebooks, continuing five generations of leadership for the highest performance notebooks on the market.

NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT The GeForce 8700M GT GPU, the newest and fastest GPU in the GeForce 8M series of notebook graphics processors, raises the bar for DirectX 10 graphics and video performance. As with the entire GeForce 8M Series notebook GPU lineup, the GeForce 8700M GT delivers great DirectX 10 gaming performance, stunning Microsoft® Windows Vista™ graphics, and stellar HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback. These features continue to make NVIDIA GPUs the most popular discrete notebook graphics solutions on the market.

“For our new top-end Toshiba Satellite notebook PC we are proud to be the first company to use the NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT GPU to deliver greatly enhanced graphics and video,” said Shimpei Kunii, General Manager of PC Product Planning Department at Toshiba Corporation. “We believe these new notebooks will provide the ultimate high-resolution DirectX 10 gaming experience for our mobile customers.”

The GeForce 8700M GT GPU will be available in notebooks from leading partners in North America, Europe, and Asia, including Toshiba, Sager, Prostar, Eurocom, Biohazard, Connoiseur, Cybersystem, Hypersonic, MALIBAL, Multirama, rock, Evesham, Falcon Northwest, Plaisio, XS2, Nexoc, Hyrican, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC, and many others.

The NVIDIA GeForce 8M Series GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX 10 3D games and true HD video playback on notebook PCs a reality with features including:

* Support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games, delivering unprecedented performance, extraordinarily detailed environments, and film-quality game effects
* New, extremely efficient, unified architecture that delivers up to a 70% performance improvement compared to previous generation GPUs for Windows Vista and other GPU enabled applications
* Revolutionary NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD video processing engine for ultimate quality playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads
* NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology that intelligently balances the user’s need for longer battery life and performance

Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge alleviated by NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology. This technology leverages the revolutionary video processing engine in the GeForce 8M Series GPUs for home-theater-quality playback of 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.

In addition to accelerating existing DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 content, such as the new DirectX 10 version of Company of Heroes, the GeForce 8700M GT will provide the ultimate visual notebook solution for highly anticipated, upcoming releases such as Crysis from Crytek and Lost Planet from Capcom.


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