NVIDIA today introduced the immediate availability of the
new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed
specifically for the new AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect
Architecture. The exclusive core-logic launch partner for AMD Quad FX processors,
the NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP provides processing capabilities on a massive
scale, by allowing multimedia and megatasking users to harness the power of
up to 4 GPUs, 8 displays, 12 SATA hard drives, and 4 gigabit Ethernet connections,
all from a single consumer desktop PC.

nvmega  NVIDIA introduces MegaTasking Computing Platform

“For those interested in high performance PC gaming,
digital content creation and editing, massive media storage, or mega multitasking,
this is truly an excellent platform for the ultimate enthusiast user,”
said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “The combination
of new AMD Quad FX Platform using AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors and
the sheer functionality of our new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP will allow users
to build a system that can serve as both a home media server for video and music,
power the latest video and image editing software, provide a compelling NVIDIA
SLI gaming experience, and hold its own against any multi-display desktop PC
today.”

NVIDIA today introduced the immediate availability of the
new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed
specifically for the new AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect
Architecture. The exclusive core-logic launch partner for AMD Quad FX processors,
the NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP provides processing capabilities on a massive
scale, by allowing multimedia and megatasking users to harness the power of
up to 4 GPUs, 8 displays, 12 SATA hard drives, and 4 gigabit Ethernet connections,
all from a single consumer desktop PC.

nvmega  NVIDIA introduces MegaTasking Computing Platform

“For those interested in high performance PC gaming,
digital content creation and editing, massive media storage, or mega multitasking,
this is truly an excellent platform for the ultimate enthusiast user,”
said Drew Henry, general manager of MCP business at NVIDIA. “The combination
of new AMD Quad FX Platform using AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors and
the sheer functionality of our new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP will allow users
to build a system that can serve as both a home media server for video and music,
power the latest video and image editing software, provide a compelling NVIDIA
SLI gaming experience, and hold its own against any multi-display desktop PC
today.”

The NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP is a motherboard core-logic
solution providing a host of technologies that redefine the ultimate PC category.
These include support for NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, with four PCI Express
slots that can be used to drive up to eight independent, high-resolution displays
for extended work spaces; and advanced networking and storage capabilities,
including support for up to 4 gigabit Ethernet connections and 12 SATA hard
drives for a combined 8 terabytes of media storage. Additionally, the NVIDIA
nForce 680a SLI MCP has been architected to take advantage of the power behind
AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series processors, allowing users to also run multiple multi-threaded,
CPU-intensive applications simultaneously without compromising performance.

“The AMD Quad FX Platform using the NVIDIA nForce 680a
SLI MCP-based motherboard brings enthusiasts amazing megatasking capabilities
and flexibility,” said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division,
AMD. “The AMD Quad FX Platform is designed for enthusiasts who demand
the ultimate multi-threading performance from their computer. The architecture
allows a user to run multiple applications at the same time, such as video gaming,
streaming media throughout the home, while running applications in the background
such as e-mail or burning a DVD, and maintaining an amazing level of performance.”

The NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP and the AMD Quad FX Platform
are an ideal match for the Company’s new GeForce® 8 series of GPUs,
the industry’s first to incorporate a highly-efficient unified shader
architecture with full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10, and the upcoming
Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system. The new 3D graphical user interface
and multithreading capabilities found in Vista align well with the megatasking
capabilities of the AMD Quad FX Platform. As new DirectX 10 games and applications
start to roll out, the AMD Quad FX Platform will be well equipped to offer users
incredible performance with amazing functionality.

System builders currently offering AMD Quad FX Platform-based PCs include Cyberpower,
iBuypower, Maingear, Vigor, and others. The ASUS L1N64-SLI WS motherboard featuring
the NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP is also available now through the system builder
channel and regular e-tail outlets.