NVIDIA today announced a new family of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of graphics
processors targeted at the newly evolved notebook PC market. These new GPUs (graphics processing units) help power a whole, new generation of
notebook PCs that deliver the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista,
DirectX 10 games, HD movies, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat and
Microsoft Live Maps — changing the way users see and interact with their
computers through enhanced visual quality, responsiveness and ease-of-use. The new GeForce 8M Series notebook GPUs — the world’s first to support DirectX
10 and fully accelerate decoding of H.264 full HD movies — are available now
from the top PC makers such as HP, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, and ASUS.
Initially available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M versions, the new
GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX10 3D games and vivid HD video playback on
notebook PCs a reality with new features.

NVIDIA today announced a new family of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of graphics
processors targeted at the newly evolved notebook PC market. These new GPUs (graphics processing units) help power a whole, new generation of
notebook PCs that deliver the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista,
DirectX 10 games, HD movies, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat and
Microsoft Live Maps — changing the way users see and interact with their
computers through enhanced visual quality, responsiveness and ease-of-use.

The new GeForce 8M Series notebook GPUs — the world’s first to support DirectX
10 and fully accelerate decoding of H.264 full HD movies — are available now
from the top PC makers such as HP, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, and ASUS.
Initially available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M versions, the new
GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX10 3D games and vivid HD video playback on
notebook PCs a reality with new features including:

·        New, extremely efficient, unified architecture that delivers up to 2x the performance of previous generation GPUs
for Windows Vista, DirectX 10 games and mainstream applications

·        Revolutionary PureVideo™ HD video processing engine for the ultimate playback of
HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads

· NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology that intelligently balances the user’s need for
longer battery life and performance

“The new GeForce 8M Series GPUs
are ushering in the new generation of Vista notebook PCs,” said Rene Haas,
General Manager of the notebook GPU business at NVIDIA. “The new notebooks with
support for Windows Vista’s Premium, DirectX 10 and HD video playback, will help
consumers enjoy the new era of visually rich content as it was meant to be
experienced.”

“Our new generation of HP notebooks with GeForce 8M Series enables a rich and
enjoyable computing experience that is a multimedia enthusiast’s dream,” said
Jonathan Kaye, director of marketing for consumer notebook PCs at HP. “With
NVIDIA’s new technology integrated into HP notebook PCs, customers will see and
interact with their notebooks with enhanced visual quality and responsiveness
that’s essential for enjoying high-definition content and games.  

“Last year, Toshiba and NVIDIA collaborated to bring an unmatched HD DVD
experience to notebook computers,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of
marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
“Now with the new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M series GPU, the Qosmio G45, Toshiba’s
premier audio-video notebook computer, will help usher users toward a new
generation of HD entertainment possibilities.”

Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge solved by NVIDIA’s
PureVideo HD technology. This technology leverages the revolutionary new video
processing engine in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M GPUs for
home-theatre-quality playback of multiple HD movie formats, including HD DVD,
Blu-ray, and HD video downloads. The new video-processing engine performs 100%
of the H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU for other tasks and
significantly reducing power consumption, heat and noise.

Game developers are using NVIDIA
GPUs and the new Microsoft DirectX 10 technology to create this next year’s most
anticipated releases such as Crysis from Crytek. The new GPUs are the
first to support DirectX 10 and promise to deliver astounding realism for an
absolutely engaging visual experience with unprecedented levels of detail for
gaming.

The new NVIDIA 8M Series GPUs are available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce
8400M models. To learn more about the GeForce 8M Series GPUs and to find a list
of the new generation notebooks using these GPUs, please visit

sg.nvidia.com
and listen to the
podcast located at

http://download.nvidia.com/podcasts/pr/050907_geforce_8m.mp3.