Thu 31st Oct 2002 | News
NEW YORK, Oct 29, 2002 -- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its family of graphics processing units (GPUs) and media and communications processors (MCPs) are poised to deliver the high-end performance and cutting-edge features enabling a new breed of digital lifestyle PCs, led by the HP(R) Media Center PC, based on the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition. The NVIDIA(R) GeForce4(TM) MX 420 GPU is the featured graphics card of the HP Media Center PC, officially launched today in New York City. The GeForce4 MX 420 GPU helps ensure end users receive the perfect blend of performance and features for watching and recording TV, managing their digital music, playing their favorite DVDs, and more to deliver the ultimate home computing and entertainment experience.
"It's time we, as an industry, start moving the PC beyond the beige box by introducing small, form-factor designs that meet the needs of both the living room and the office," said Dan Vivoli, vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "We have worked closely with Microsoft and our OEM partners to make our graphics and digital media technologies flexible enough to meet their needs, while continuing to push the limits on performance."
In addition to its GeForce4 family of GPUs, NVIDIA nForce(TM) 2-based graphics motherboards are an ideal pairing for digital media PCs by offering a feature-rich, high-performance platform, with support for Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 audio, high-speed networking, and the latest digital media devices.
"Entertainment is one of the most popular uses for PCs," said David Galvin, worldwide product marketing manager, HP Personal Systems Group. "Using the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 GPU with our HP Media Center PC helps us provide the power and functionality needed to deliver a high-quality digital media experience to our customers."
HP Media Center PCs are available now at more than 1400 North American retail outlets. For more information and pricing, please visit www.hpshopping.com, or log onto http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter to see the Media Center PC experience.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.nvidia.com .