SANTA CLARA, CA - November 14, 2005 - Consumers
are already making out their shopping lists for the fast approaching
holiday season, and computer games and hardware are expected to be to
be hot gifts again this year. But what can you buy for the gamer in
your life that has everything?
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in
programmable graphics processor technologies, today delivered the
answer with the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA GeForce 7800
GTX 512 graphics processing unit (GPU). The Company’s award-winning
GeForce 7800 GTX graphics chip already powers what many experts
consider to be the fastest graphics cards around. With the new GeForce
7800 GTX 512, NVIDIA has released a new, supercharged version of the
GPU that delivers tremendous performance in today’s PC games.
The GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU is so fast, one enthusiast gamer has
used it to establish a new world record on a single GPU running
3DMark05, a benchmarking program used to measure a computer’s
performance level. Shamino, a PC enthusiast in Singapore, recently
shattered the former world record by over 2,500 points by posting a
3Dmark05 score of 13396 in a system with a single GeForce 7800 GTX 512.
In addition the new GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU delivers amazing
performance on some of the most anticipated games of the holiday
season, with a measured performance increase of 33% over the previous
award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX.
"There is a whole new crop of games coming out for the holidays that
use the same kinds of special effects that have been used in animated
movies in the past, and these games tax even the most powerful gaming
PCs," stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA.
"For many gamers it is time to upgrade. The first evidence of this is a
new game called F.E.A.R. from Monolith."
"F.E.A.R. does indeed set a new standard for games, and there
is no denying the quality of its graphics," said Derek Wilson, hardware
editor for Anandtech (www.anandtech.com) in his review. "For graphics, F.E.A.R.
paves the way for a new generation of games, and is also the first game
able to bring the highest powered cards available to their knees when
played at its full graphical potential."
The NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU is based on the award-winning
GeForce 7 Series architecture featuring groundbreaking visual effects
technologies, including support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader
Model 3.0, NVIDIA SLI technology, High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting
effects, NVIDIA PureVideo technology, advanced antialiasing
algorithms, and much more. In addition, NVIDIA added support for 512MB
of fast graphics memory and has tuned the graphics engine’s core clock
to turbo-charge the GeForce 7800 GTX 512. The combination of
cutting-edge 3D graphics features and astonishing performance is an
enticing combination for the hardcore PC gamer.
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU-based graphics cards are available
immediately at major online retailers and from leading add-in card
partners such as Asus, BFG, EVGA, Gainward, MSI, Point of View, and
XFX. NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPUs are also powering the fastest
gaming systems from some of the world’s leading systems builders
including ABS, Alienware, Axcelerate Computers, Biohazard PC,
Cyberpower, Falcon Northwest, Hypersonic, iBuyPower, Overdrive PC, PC
Club, Polywell, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, and Voodoo PC.
For further information on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512 GPU or
for information on where to purchase GeForce 7800 GTX 512-based
graphics cards, please visit www.nvidia.com.
Source: nVIDIA Press Release
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