NVIDIA Expands DirectX 10 Gaming with New GeForce 8800-Based Graphics Card

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  1. Geo

    Geo Mostly Harmless

    Apr 22, 2002
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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=512 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>NVIDIA Expands the Reach of DirectX 10 Gaming with New GeForce 8800-Based Graphics Card

    </TD></TR><TR vAlign=top><TD class=text>For further information, contact:
    Brian Burke
    NVIDIA Corporation
    (512) 401-4385

    News Facts:
    • <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory and have prices ranging from $299-$349. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">E-tailers and retailers worldwide now carry 320MB graphics cards based on the award-winning GeForce 8800 GTS GPU. For a complete list, visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/wheretobuy/. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">GeForce 8 Series GPUs are the first shipping DirectX 10 GPUs, and are the reference GPUs for DirectX 10 API development and certification. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">Other graphics cards supporting DirectX 10 include cards based on the GeForce 8800 GTX for $599-$649 and GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB for $399-$449. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">GeForce 8 Series GPUs include all required hardware functionality defined in the Microsoft Direct3D® 10 specification, with full support for the DirectX 10 unified shader instruction set and Shader Model 4 capabilities. <LI style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px">A lower barrier of entry to DirectX 10 gaming will expand the installed base of Microsoft® DirectX® 10 capable-hardware.
    • DirectX 10 is included with Microsoft Windows Vista and delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for games, all rendered in real-time on a GeForce 8 Series DirectX 10-capable GPU.

    Attributable to Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA:
    "Our goal is to drive PC gaming to new heights by leading the DirectX 10 revolution, making this exciting next-generation technology and the GeForce 8 Series performance available to an even wider gaming audience. Delivering the 8800 GTS to lower price points is a big first step in that direction."

    Attributable to Cevat Yerli, President of Crytek (www.crytek.com), an interactive entertainment development company dedicated to the creation of high-quality video games including the award-winning Far Cry games and the highly anticipated DirectX 10 title Crysis.
    "The more gamers that have DirectX 10 capable hardware in their systems, the more incentive game developers have to add the most advanced visual effects to their games. When gamers get immersed in Crysis and see the kind of experience DirectX 10 delivers, they will be thankful that NVIDIA led the charge to the next generation of PC games."

    Attributable to Craig Hayes, executive vice president at Newegg.com (www.newegg.com), a leading online e-commerce of computer hardware and software, consumer electronics and communications products:
    "With the release of the third and latest product in the GeForce 8 Series, NVIDIA is delivering DirectX 10 graphics hardware at a hot price point for gamers. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB graphics cards are going to make a lot of gamers very, very happy."

    About NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA):
    NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

    Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to the benefits, impact, performance and features of GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB graphics cards and Microsoft DirectX 10 and our goal are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production; software bugs; manufacturing defects; delays in manufacturing or delivery of products; developments of new products and technologies by competitors; unexpected loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA products and technologies; continued acceptance and use of new technologies and products; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 29, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.


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  2. BRiT

    BRiT (╯°□°)╯
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    Feb 7, 2002
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    Do their drivers even provide DX10 capabilities in Vista? From the videos I've seen, Vista + Nvidia does not mix.
  3. INKster


    Apr 30, 2006
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    Io, lava pit number 12
    3rd driver (8800 + Vista):

    Step by step, it seems to be improving, but i would appreciate a WHQL sooner rather than later. :D

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