NVIDIA's RIVA TNT2 Most Popular Retail Product; Creative Graphics Blaster TNT2 and Diamond Viper V770 Recognized as Top Products On CNET.SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, city, Cuba
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NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA NVDA NVIDIA Corp (stock symbol)
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NVDA NonVisual Desktop Access (open-source screen reader) ) announced today that NVIDIA RIVA TNT The RIVA TNT, codenamed NV4, is a 2D, video, and 3D graphics accelerator chip for PCs that was manufactured by NVIDIA. It was released in late 1998 and cemented NVIDIA's reputation as a worthy rival within the developing consumer 3D graphics adapter industry. 2-based graphics accelerators have occupied one of the top spots for three consecutive weeks on CNET's prestigious Shopper.com Website. The Creative Graphics Blaster TNT TNT: see trinitrotoluene.
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CREAF Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals ) and the RIVA TNT2-based Viper V770(TM) from Diamond Multimedia Systems (Nasdaq:DIMD DIMD Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary ) have shared the number one spot in CNET's round-up of the "1,000 most popular online products" at CNET (body) CNET - Centre national d'Etudes des Telecommunications. The French national telecommunications research centre at Lannion. : The Computer Network-Shopper.com. (http://www.shopper.com).
"Consumers and OEM's alike have been searching for a product to 'put them over the edge' when it comes to PC Computing," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "Maintaining the top positions atop CNET's polls over products like the PDA's, Digital Cameras and other electronics products is a true testament to the importance that the graphics accelerator has to end-users."
The 32MB AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) A high-speed 32-bit port from Intel for attaching a display adapter to a PC. It provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one AGP slot is on the motherboard. Viper V770 card from Diamond Multimedia and the 32MB AGP 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra from Creative Labs can be purchased online at http://www.shopper.com for a suggested retail price of $200 US dollars.
"Coupling NVIDIA's new RIVA TNT2 graphics processor, with Creative's ability to provide top-notch products and support, we are able to deliver a compelling graphics solution to our partners," said Steve Mosher A mosher is a person who is crossed between goth/punk/skater they have long hair and listen to music like slipknot and metal music. Some people call them headbangers. At certain music shows they have something called a mosh pit, basically its a fight pit with loads of people bashing each other. , vice president, graphics business for Creative. "Creative and NVIDIA continue to demonstrate their market leadership by delivering an exceptional 3D graphics solution to the retail market with Creative's new 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra."
NVIDIA Family Processors
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT2(TM), RIVA TNT(TM), RIVA 128ZX(TM) and the RIVA 128(TM) is the first family of high performance processors for the performance mainstream PC market. The RIVA processors utilize a 128-bit pipeline to support the computational throughput required for current and future graphically intense applications. The NVIDIA Vanta(TM) 3D/2D processor is the first in a family of 3D processors designed for the enterprise PC market. Based on the award winning RIVA TNT2 architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Windows 2000 and the burgeoning market for enterprise visualization applications. By leveraging its graphics technology and massive gate counts, all NVIDIA processors are able to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions. and video acceleration in single chip solutions. NVIDIA processors are optimized for both Direct3D and OpenGL(R).
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award winning 3D processors that deliver industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC applications, including: enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in California: 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, Calif. 95051. For more information visit the Company's web site at http://www.nvidia.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. Factors that may effect NVIDIA's actual results include the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological changes in products and components, the ability to timely and successfully develop and produce in volume new products and modifications to existing products, market acceptance of new products and modifications to existing products and conditions in the PC market. Investors are advised to read the Company's annual report on Form 10-K Form 10-K
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