SANTA CLARA, CA—November 7, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation
(Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor
technologies, today announced the immediate availability of the new
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), the latest
addition to the Company’s award-winning line-up of GPUs. Just in time
to power the holiday’s hottest gaming titles, the new GeForce 6800 GS
has astonishing horsepower and dramatically shifts performance
expectations for graphics cards at midrange price points.
“If you look at the roster of the games anticipated to be hot for the holiday season—including Age of Empires 3, Call of Duty 2, Quake4, or Serious Sam 2—the
common thread is that they all support the latest 3D features and
require a lot of graphics performance to deliver an enjoyable gaming
experience,” stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at
NVIDIA. “Graphics cards based on GeForce 6800 GS GPUs deliver the 3D
eye-candy with the necessary performance for total gaming immersion,
but do so at a new, lower price point.”
Based on the award-winning GeForce 6 architecture, the GeForce 6800
GS GPU features advanced gaming technologies—including Shader Model
3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA Scalable Link
Interface (SLI) multi-GPU technology. The GeForce 6800 GS GPU also has
a 256-bit memory interface and a dedicated video processing engine that
delivers virtually unmatched high-definition video playback.
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards are available for
immediate purchase at approximately $249 USD from many of the world’s
leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Chaintech Computer Co.
Ltd., eVGA.com Corporation, Galaxy, Innovision, Leadtek Research
Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY
Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Prolink, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd.,
and XFX. GeForce 6800 GS-based add-in cards are available from major
online retailers worldwide and are also powering PCs from the world’s
leading system builders.
For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS GPU or for
information on where to purchase GeForce 6800 GS-based graphics cards,
please visit www.nvidia.com.
Source: nVIDIA Press Release
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