SANTA CLARA, CA. - OCTOBER 24, 2005—NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable
graphics processor technologies, and Activision , Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI)
announced today that NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs)
have been selected by Activision as the preferred platform for Call of
Duty® 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to Infinity Ward’s 2003 Game of
"Call of Duty 2 is an avalanche of heart-pounding action and
non-stop epic intensity. In order to achieve such a high level of
lifelike immersion and authenticity throughout the gameplay experience,
the team needed to utilize the most advanced graphics tools and
techniques possible," said Chuck Huebner, head of worldwide studios,
Activision, Inc. "NVIDIA has recognized this need and delivered
the hardware technology enabling the game to be developed on NVIDIA
GPUs in both single GPU and SLI configurations, making NVIDIA the
preferred graphics hardware for Call of Duty 2."
To enable gamers to experience Call of Duty 2 as it was truly
intended, partners of NVIDIA will bundle Call of Duty 2 with select
graphics cards based on the award-winning series of GeForce GPUs for a
limited time. NVIDIA bundles will occur simultaneously with the
Windows® PC launch of Call of Duty 2 scheduled for Oct. 25.
"Thanks to the new Call of Duty 2 engine, the title makes extensive
use of advanced vertex and pixel shader technology to create stunning
special effects such as soft shadows, heat distortion, and soft
particles to achieve amazing realism," said Bill Rehbock, director of
developer relations at NVIDIA. "Call of Duty 2 performance almost
doubles when you combine two NVIDIA GeForce 7 GPUs in SLI mode, making
it a showcase title for GeForce 7 graphics cards."
pre-sale program for GeForce 7-based graphics cards bundled with Call
of Duty 2 starts immediately. For further information on NVIDIA GPUs
bundled with Call of Duty 2, please visit www.nzone.com. For details on Call of Duty 2, visit www.callofduty2.com.
Source: nVIDIA Press Release
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