CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)—LAS VEGAS, NV—JANUARY 06, 2006—NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable
graphics processor technologies, today announced that it is aligning
its products with Windows Vista’s ongoing development and that most of
its graphics processing units (GPUs) already are compatible with the
latest test versions of Windows Vista.
Windows Vista, which Microsoft is scheduled to release in the second
half of this year, will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the
Windows operating system takes advantage of the PC’s GPU to provide a
compelling user experience. Windows Vista will feature a new Desktop
Compositing Engine that can leverage the PC’s GPU to ensure that
greater clarity and focus are inherent in the look, feel, and
functionality of the desktop experience.
The following products are supported in the latest Windows Vista Community Technology Preview:
- NVIDIA GeForce FX desktop and notebook GPUs
- NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series desktop and notebook GPUs
- NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series desktop and notebook GPUs
- NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series motherboard GPUs
This list encompasses hardware and software support for 32-bit and
64-bit computing environments and industry leading technologies such as
NVIDIA SLI™. In addition, the NVIDIA UDA driver architecture will be
extended to Windows Vista to provide world class drivers and software.
"NVIDIA is working closely with Microsoft to identify and develop
the key hardware components necessary for an optimal Windows Vista
experience across a range of platforms," said Lew Wagman, strategic
marketing director, NVIDIA. "We believe the GPU will become the focal
point of a variety of new technologies in the Windows Vista timeframe,
including HD-DVD, high-definition TV playback, and video processing."
"Windows Vista will provide consumers with an unprecedented digital
entertainment and personal computing experience," said Dave Wascha,
director of the Windows Vista Partner Program at Microsoft Corp.
"NVIDIA products will help enable that great experience by giving
consumers the means to harness the new graphics capabilities of the
Source: nVIDIA Press Release