Posted Fri, Aug 12, 2005 by Boomjack
Alert! Alert! Hardware coverage on TenTonHammer.com
NVIDIA has released the GeForce 7800 GT for the Back-to-school season. I don't usually cover hardware, but in this case it is something that is a big step up for many MMOG players and probably deserved the plug. Frag fanatics rushed the Quakecon doors early this morning chanting something that went nothing like this:
"QUAKECON 2005—DALLAS, TX—AUGUST 11, 2005—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processing, today introduced and announced immediate availability of the Company’s new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT graphics processing unit (GPU). Based on the award-winning GeForce 7800 GTX architecture, this new GPU brings support for next-generation gaming technologies—including Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) multi-GPU technology—to lower price points.
“GeForce 7-based products have won over 50 awards and industry experts have praised NVIDIA for pioneering Shader Model 3.0, HDR lighting, and SLI technology—validating the GeForce 7 architecture as the must-have graphics technology for today and tomorrow’s PC gaming,” stated Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. “By leveraging this highly scalable architecture, we are able to bring these new features to new price points and reach a wider audience.”
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU-based graphics cards are available immediately for a suggested retail price of $449 from the world’s leading add-in card makers, including: Albatron, Aopen Inc., ASUS Computer International, Biostar, BFG Technologies, Inc., Chaintech Computer Co. Ltd., Citygate/Triple D, Elsa, Epsco, Evertop, eVGA.com Corporation, Gainward Co. Ltd., Galaxy, Geniman, GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc., MICRO-STAR International Co., Ltd., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., PNY Technologies, Inc., Point of View, Restech, Sigmacom, Sparkle Computer Co. Ltd., and XFX. GeForce 7800 GT-based add-in cards are available today from major online retailers worldwide and are also powering systems from over 50 of the world’s leading systems builders.
The GeForce 7 Series, including the GeForce 7800 GT, will be featured starting today at QuakeCon, which is being held August 11-14th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
For more information on these new products, please visit www.nvidia.com. For a complete list of e-tailers with immediate availability of GeForce 7800 GT based add-in cards and system builders with GeForce 7800 GT-powered systems, please visit www.nvidia.com/BuyGeForce7800GT.
NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,100 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to the features, benefits, capabilities and performance of our products and technology, our GeForce 7 architecture as must have graphics technology, an increase in the audience for the GeForce 7 architecture, and availability are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, unexpected price increases, acceptance of new products and technologies, development of new technologies, development of PC games beyond the GeForce 7 architecture, decrease in demand for and purchases of more advanced and complex GPUs, decrease in demand for more realistic and faster graphics, manufacturing or software defects, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the semiconductor and PC gaming industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended May 1, 2005. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements."