SOURCE NVIDIA CorporationNVIDIA(R) Graphics Processors Support 'Longhorn,' Windows XP Professional x64
Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, and Windows XP Media Center PC Edition
WINHEC 2005, SEATTLE, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processors, today announced that it is a sponsor of the Windows Hardware
Engineering Conference (WinHEC), an event that brings the PC industry together
each year to explore the future for the Windows platform.
"NVIDIA's participation in WinHEC is important to Microsoft because of the
growing role of powerful graphics and 64-bit platforms to support key
initiatives including 'Longhorn' and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition,"
said Brian Marr, senior product manager of Windows at Microsoft Corp. "We
value our relationship with NVIDIA and look forward to continued
Through its strategic relationship with Microsoft, NVIDIA is developing
products that help provide a platform for the latest Microsoft technology
-- "Longhorn": The NVIDIA GeForce(TM) 6 Series of graphics processing
units (GPUs) is a key component for maximizing Longhorn's
graphics-intensive, 3D user interface.
-- Windows XP Professional x64 Edition: NVIDIA 64-bit unified driver
architecture and PureVideo(TM) technology give application developers
the tools they need to create applications such as HD Video Editors and
Digital Video Recorders that leverage 64-bit Windows technology.
-- Windows XP Media Center Edition: NVIDIA nForce(TM) media and
communications processors (MCPs), GeForce 6 GPUs, NVTV(TM) PC Tuner
Cards, PureVideo technology, and system optimization software provide
the foundation for OEMs and system builders to create silent
high-definition Media Center PCs in unique form factors at compelling
"NVIDIA and Microsoft are working closely together to drive innovation on
the Windows platform and provide new functionality that enhances the overall
customer experience," said Lew Wagman, strategic marketing manager at NVIDIA.
"This positions NVIDIA technology as an integral part of Microsoft's key
platforms, including 'Longhorn,' Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows
Server 2003 x64 Edition, and Windows XP Media Center PC Edition."
NVIDIA Activities at WinHEC
-- Internet Cafe: The NVIDIA and AMD-sponsored Internet Cafi provides
attendees access to 200 systems powered by NVIDIA nForce MCPs and
GeForce 6600 GPUs with TurboCache technology, running Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition.
-- Gaming Zone: The NVIDIA, AMD, Alienware, and Microsoft-sponsored Gaming
Zone showcases top-of-the-line 64-bit gaming PCs powered by award-
winning NVIDIA GeForce 6800 SLI GPUs. NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra cards
will be among the prizes for the Gaming Tournament.
NVIDIA Speaking Events at WinHEC
NVIDIA technical experts will lead a series of tutorials and discussions
for Windows engineers. Topics include:
-- "Evolving the PC Platform: Chipset Directions for 2005 and Beyond,"
presented by Mark Overby (Tuesday, April 26, 8:30-9:30 a.m.)
-- "Designing Next-Generation Media Center PCs," presented by Scott Vouri
(Tuesday, April 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
-- "PCI Express: Spurring New Directions in Graphics," presented by Barry
Wagner (Wednesday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media
processors. The Company'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 Company's Web site at http://www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
the benefits and results of the strategic relationship between NVIDIA and
Microsoft and the benefits and performance of the use of certain NVIDIA
technology with Microsoft technology, including new functionality, 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, continuation of the
strategic relationship between the companies, delays in ramping new products
into production, demand for new functionality, acceptance of new products by
the market, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, general
industry trends, delays in integration of products, the impact of competitive
products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and
interfaces, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers 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 30, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking
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