NVIDIA is demonstrating spectacular next-generation DirectX 10 gaming content
running on NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processors at the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA
nForce 680-series media and communications processors (MCPs) will demonstrate
dozens of cutting edge PC games at the show including Microsoft’s Games
for Windows space in the Central Hall, Booth #7144, at CES.

“NVIDIA GeForce 8800 processors will help make Crysis an even more jaw-dropping
experience,” said Cevat Yerli, President of Crytek. “NVIDIA currently
has the only shipping DirectX 10 hardware, and they also have a great program
for working with developers. We’re thrilled to work very closely with
NVIDIA to make Crysis an immersive, exciting, and incredibly realistic game.”


NVIDIA is demonstrating spectacular next-generation DirectX 10 gaming content
running on NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processors at the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA
nForce 680-series media and communications processors (MCPs) will demonstrate
dozens of cutting edge PC games at the show including Microsoft’s Games
for Windows space in the Central Hall, Booth #7144, at CES.

“CES marks another milestone in the march to launch of Windows Vista
and highlights NVIDIA’s commitment to support this new operating system
that leverages the processing power found in our GPUs,” said Ned Finkle,
vice president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA. “From low-priced mainstream
GeForce solutions to those found in the ultimate gaming PCs being shown at CES,
NVIDIA GPUs are found in a broad range of Vista-Ready PCs that offer consumers
a new level of graphics performance and quality.”

“NVIDIA GeForce GPUs truly demonstrate the stunning visuals and graphic
effects made possible with the next generation of games and applications for
Windows Vista and DirectX 10,” said Kevin Unangst, director of global
marketing for Games for Windows at Microsoft Corp. “NVIDIA’s world-class
support of DirectX 10, combined with mind-blowing games that will take advantage
of this unprecedented power, will change the face of gaming on Windows forever.”

“NVIDIA GeForce 8800 processors will help make Crysis an even more jaw-dropping
experience,” said Cevat Yerli, President of Crytek. “NVIDIA currently
has the only shipping DirectX 10 hardware, and they also have a great program
for working with developers. We’re thrilled to work very closely with
NVIDIA to make Crysis an immersive, exciting, and incredibly realistic game.”

Microsoft Windows Vista is the first operating system that requires a graphics
processing unit to realise its full potential. The Aero interface which characterizes
Windows Vista Premium harnesses the power of the GPU to make Vista easier and
more intuitive to use across a broad spectrum of applications, including email,
word processing, browsing photos or watching movies.

In addition, a growing list of popular software applications such as iTunes,
Power DVD HD, WinDVD HD, Adobe Acrobat 8, Adobe Reader 8, Google Earth, and
Google Picasa also harness the power of a graphics processor to improve performance.
With numerous consumer applications utilising 3D graphics, visual computing
will become an integral part of the PC experience this year. Technology leaders
such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Google recommend that all consumers include a
graphics processor in their PC.

NVIDIA will offer the industry’s broadest GPU support for Windows Vista,
certifying four generations of GPUs, from the latest GeForce 8 series to the
GeForce FX series. This level of support is key as it helps both consumers looking
to buy a new PC as well as those looking to either upgrade a current PC or confirm
that the PC they have is ready for Windows Vista.