News : GeForce FX: Best Graphics Processor of 2002

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Wenn es keine überaus positiven Schlagzeilen gibt, schafft man sich eben welche und so dürfte nVidia heute besonders stolz gewesen sein, bekannt zu geben, dass der GeForce FX durch die In-Stat/MDR zum besten Grafikprozessor 2002 gewählt wurde.

SANTA CLARA, CA--FEBRUARY 19, 2002--NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX graphics processing unit (GPU) received the distinguished Analysts' Choice award for the "Best Graphics Processor" of 2002, as selected by Cahners In-Stat/MDR, publishers of the Microprocessor Report. In addition, the GeForce FX GPU received the Breakaway award for the "Best New Product - Hardware" by the Computer Technology Industry Association. Both of these awards underscore the Company's commitment to advancing the state of innovation and design in the desktop PC industry.

"Of all the chips we sampled last year, NVIDIA's is clearly the fastest and most sophisticated," said Peter Glaskowsky, a senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR. "All of us will eventually benefit from the impressive technology being developed by 3D-chip companies. Gamers eager to realize the full potential of titles such as Doom III and Unreal II--and developers creating even more advanced software--will plunk down the big bucks for these boards right away."

Each year, the Microprocessor Report analysts review and evaluate more than 100 microprocessors, digital-signal processors, and application-specific digital machines. For a complete listing of the year's nominees, log onto

"We are honored that In-Stat/MDR, a leading authority on semiconductor design, recognized the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU's technical excellence with the Best Graphics Processor award for 2002," stated Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "Our technical excellence has made NVIDIA the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions."

Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the chips that will change your life, the NVIDIA GeForce FX GPU is the industry's first GPU to deliver real-time, cinematic quality graphics and special effects on the desktop PC. Featuring the NVIDIA CineFx™ engine, and support for high-level programming languages such as Cg, the GeForce FX GPU delivers visual effects on par with the hottest motion pictures. Packing nearly twice the number of transistors as previous NVIDIA GPUs, the GeForce FX GPU also utilizes the industry's most advanced 0.13 micron manufacturing process, enabling developers to create compelling content of unrivaled beauty, running at unmatched speeds.

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