SANTA CLARA - OCTOBER 9, 2001 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today that the Computer Systems Group (CSG) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. has chosen the NVIDIA GeForce2(tm) Go mobile GPU to provide the graphics horsepower for a variety of new Satellite-branded notebook PCs, including the Satellite 3000-S304, Satellite 3005-S304 and Satellite 5005-S504, all featuring the new Microsoft Windows XP operating system. The Satellite 5005-S504 also features NVIDIA's latest addition to its GeForce2 Go product family, the GeForce2 Go 200, offering the highest graphics mobile performance available today in a package that is 45% smaller than other notebook GPUs.
"The combination of NVIDIA GeForce2 Go mobile GPUs and Windows XP delivers the perfect graphics and multimedia experience on a notebook PC," stated Jeff Fisher, vice president of worldwide sales for NVIDIA. "With NVIDIA's mobile technologies and tight integration with the new OS, Toshiba users can be assured of an uncompromised mobile experience."
NVIDIA's GeForce2 Go family is the perfect complement to the trend-setting performance and power management flexibility made possible by the new Windows XP-based platforms. NVIDIA GeForce2 Go GPUs provide a series of innovative optimizations specifically designed to exploit the new features of Windows XP. Among them:
- Full acceleration of the Windows XP graphical user interface (GUI), including:
- ClearType support for improved quality and readability of text, helping to reduce eye-fatigue sometimes experienced by working with notebook LCD panels
- Optimizations for enhanced 2D performance
- Hardware support for Alpha-cursor and Alpha-menu (see-through) effects
- Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 2.0 enhancements to increase overall system efficiency and experience:
- Optimizations for faster Standby, Suspend, Hibernate & Resume modes
- NVIDIA's XPress Link technology for dramatically improved 3D graphics performance
- Leveraging NVIDIA's patented Direct Memory Access (DMA), XPress Link provides for a higher AGP bus utilization, resulting in improved texture and geometry transfers.
"Toshiba was the first to announce notebooks using NVIDIA's GeForce2 Go last year, and the products have been extremely well received by end users around the world," stated Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG. "NVIDIA continues to lead the mobile graphics market, saving weight, and delivering rich multimedia experiences on Windows XP. Together, Toshiba and NVIDIA are meeting the needs of the most discriminating users."
Toshiba's new notebooks, including the Satellite 3005-S304 and Satellite 5005-S504, will be available in mid-October at retail outlets such as computer superstores, consumer electronic stores, mass merchandisers and by mail order. The Satellite 3000-S304 will be available at the end of October 2001 through Toshiba's traditional distribution channels, VARs, shoptoshiba.com
and mail order partners.