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NVIDIA introduces new GeForce platforms for gaming PCs
Posted on 11-Apr-2008 10:33. | Tags Filed under: News.

NVIDIA introduces new GeForce platforms for gaming PCs
NVIDIA Corporation has introduced a series of new powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) and media and communications processors (MCPs). The new NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA nForce products, including the new GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX (pictured), GeForce 9600 GT GPUs, along with the nForce 790i Ultra SLI media and communications processor (MCP), enable consumers to optimize their PCs for improved performance with the latest operating systems, photo applications, mapping software, games, and HD movies.

The NVIDIA GPU, in combination with an NVIDIA MCP, provides consumers with choices for building completely flexible, scalable, and high-definition entertainment platforms.

With the recent launch of the GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU, NVIDIA has engineered a fast graphics solution, designed for running graphically-intensive games, 3D applications, and HD movies at extreme resolutions.

With more than 256 processing cores on a single board, the GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU is up to 60 percent faster than the closest competitor, and is available with a suggested retail MSRP of US$599.00 USD.

By pairing two GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU-based add-in cards with NVIDIA SLI technology users can take advantage of NVIDIA Quad SLI technology for Windows Vista and experience performance with the highest detail and resolutions possible in demanding games and applications.

"It's becoming obvious that the GPU is the main purchasing decision that our customers are making when purchasing a new PC. As a result, for some time now NVIDIA GPUs and MCPs have been the engines driving our flagship PCs," said Kelt Reeves, president and CEO of Falcon Northwest. "With the new GeForce 9800GX2, the introduction of Quad SLI for Vista, and the nForce 790i platform to run them on, NVIDIA has once again provided us with some serious new armament in the fight for smoother frame rates."

In addition to the GeForce 9800 GX2 GPU, NVIDIA recently introduced the GeForce 9800 GTX GPU which features 128 processor cores in the US$299 - US349 price range.

The GeForce 9800 GTX GPU supports both 2-Way and 3-Way SLI technology (pictured).

The foundation for all NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series GPUs is a new motherboard based on the new NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP.

Designed for current and next-generation Intel CPUs, including those that support a 1600MHz frontside bus (FSB), the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP supports high-performance DDR3 memory, PCI Express Gen 2.0, and the new Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) communications protocol for the real-time monitoring and control of PC components.

The nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP is also certified to run 2-Way, 3-Way, and Quad SLI GPU configurations. nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP-based motherboards are available now with a MSRP of US$300+.

NVIDIA GeForce 9 Series GPUs are available now from global leading add-in card partners including: Albatron, ASUS, BFG, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, Sparkle, Palit, PC Partner/Zotac, PNY, Point of View, XFX, and Zogis.

Motherboards featuring the NVIDIA nForce 790i Series MCPs are available now from global leading motherboard manufacturers including: ASUS, DFI, EVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, MSI, PC Partner, and XFX.

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