NVIDIA Products Bolster Graphics Capabilities of Microsoft Windows Vista

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)—LAS VEGAS, NV—JANUARY 05, 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 operating system.”

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