NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of new 64-bit software drivers for systems and motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce(TM)3 media and communications processors (MCPs). This new beta driver release is the first NVIDIA nForce3 driver package to support the Microsoft® Windows® XP 64-bit Edition for Extended Systems beta operating system, and provides valuable system management support for the Gigabit Ethernet, advanced RAID storage configurations, and hardware-optimized security features that are integrated into the NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs. Optimized for the AMD64 processor family: the AMD Athlon(TM) 64, AMD Athlon 64 FX, and AMD Opteron(TM) processors, the NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs provides high performance, advanced scalability, and unmatched system stability, addressing the most demanding needs of technical users who are using the next-generation Microsoft 64-bit beta operating system and AMD64 platforms to create next-generation games, developer tools, and applications.

NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of new 64-bit software
drivers for systems and motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce(TM)3 media and
communications processors (MCPs). This new beta driver release is the first
NVIDIA nForce3 driver package to support the Microsoft® Windows® XP 64-bit
Edition for Extended Systems beta operating system, and provides valuable system
management support for the Gigabit Ethernet, advanced RAID storage
configurations, and hardware-optimized security features that are integrated
into the NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs.

Optimized for the AMD64 processor family: the AMD Athlon(TM) 64, AMD Athlon
64 FX, and AMD Opteron(TM) processors, the NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs provides high
performance, advanced scalability, and unmatched system stability, addressing
the most demanding needs of technical users who are using the next-generation
Microsoft 64-bit beta operating system and AMD64 platforms to create
next-generation games, developer tools, and applications. "AMD is leading the
way to pervasive 64-bit computing and NVIDIA is helping make it possible for
developers to take advantage of this technology with the release of these 64-bit
drivers," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, AMD’s
Microprocessor Business Unit. "NVIDIA and AMD share the vision of promoting an
immersive cinematic computing experience that wasn’t possible with 32-bit memory
limitations, and we are one step closer to this reality."

The NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs integrate hardware and software technologies that expand
PC desktop, gaming, and digital media functionality. By providing the industry’s
only high-speed, native Gigabit Ethernet solution, fault tolerant and high
performance RAID storage functionality, and integrated security features, the
NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs deliver accelerated performance for multiple computing
environments, including professional, consumer, and mobile computing platforms.

"Systems based on NVIDIA nForce3 MCPs and the AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Opteron
processors provide a compatible, stable, and reliable computing platform for
users who wish to exploit the benefits of both 32-bit and 64-bit computing
environments," said Dwight Diercks, vice president of software engineering at
NVIDIA. "With the release of our beta 64-bit drivers, NVIDIA, along with AMD and
Microsoft is delivering a computing platform with the leading-edge features,
performance, and stability that content developers require to develop stunning
next-generation games, tools, and video with an extraordinary level of realism
and 3D images."