NVIDIA Quadro Makes Clean Sweep in Powering Newest Breed of Mobile Workstations

New, Comprehensive Lineup of Quadro Professional Graphics Solutions Drives All of the Latest Mobile Workstations From Dell, Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Demonstrating its continued technology leadership and position as the premier graphics solution of choice for design professionals, NVIDIA Corp. announced today the availability of its entire new line of Quadro® professional graphics solutions for mobile workstations.

Based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, these mobile graphics processing units (GPUs) are available to dramatically and effectively accelerate graphics performance in all of the new generation of Intel Core i7-based mobile workstations from Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, and Lenovo, so professionals don't have to sacrifice exceptional graphics performance for the flexibility of a mobile platform. From entry-level to high-end, starting with HP's new, 14.1-inch small form factor, and going up to Dell's new 17-inch powerhouse, NVIDIA is the only company to have its high-performance mobile graphics solutions included in all of these next-generation mobile workstations.

Certified for the most demanding CAD, DCC and visualization professional applications, the new NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile graphics solution lineup provides a power-efficient, rich experience for manufacturing, design, and video production users on the go and in the field, and is optimized for and supports professional applications using OpenGL, Shader Model, Microsoft DirectX, DirectCompute, and OpenCL standards. The complete line includes:

  • Quadro FX 3800M:
    Available in the Dell Precision M6500 (17-inch)

  • Quadro FX 2800M:
    Available in the Dell Precision M6500 (17-inch)

  • Quadro FX 1800M:
    Available in the HP EliteBook 8540w (15.6-inch)

  • Quadro FX 880M:
    Available in the HP EliteBook 8540w (15.6-inch), Lenovo ThinkPad W510 (15.6-inch), and Fujitsu CELSIUS H700 (15.6-inch)

  • Quadro FX 380M:
    Available in the HP EliteBook 8440w (14.1-inch)

All of these new solutions provide large, dedicated graphics frame buffers (up to 1GB), and superb color fidelity with 30-bit color accuracy delivering over 1 billion colors. These features enable precise, sharp images and designs, and support intensive, interactive visualization of complex assemblies or scenes.

NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture, which combines high-performance graphics and high-performance computation, enables breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, and ray tracing.

NVIDIA 3D Vision™ support for professional stereoscopic viewing is also included in the new lineup, addressing the growing development of 3D capable visualization applications from companies such as Autodesk, Siemens and Agilent.

Additionally, with power consumption and efficiency always a critical issue for mobile workstation users, the new Quadro FX mobile lineup offers exceptional power efficiency via NVIDIA PowerMizer® intelligent power management technology, proactively balancing longer battery life without sacrificing graphics performance.

From entry-level to high-end, even more mobile workstations built on these Quadro FX mobile graphics solutions will be announced throughout 2010. Only one solution provides high-performance mobile graphics performance and the best user experience -- NVIDIA Quadro FX.

Leading workstation manufacturers rely on NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile solutions

"NVIDIA continues to offer the top-performing mobile graphics solutions our customers demand," said Greg Weir, senior manager, Dell Precision workstations. "Featuring the Quadro FX 3800M, the Dell Precision M6500 pushes the boundaries of performance as the world's most powerful mobile workstation."

"When it comes to raw performance and advanced capabilities, NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile graphics solutions are the preferred graphics engines, requested by manufacturing and design companies worldwide," said Wilhelm Geyer, director of workstations, Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "The Quadro FX 880M, together with the Fujitsu CELSIUS H700 mobile workstation, delivers uncompromising, power-efficient performance in professional environments, without tethering you to the office."

"By incorporating the latest visual performance features such as NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile graphics, our new ThinkPad W510 is helping mobile workstation professionals create and render heavy graphics-intensive applications without sacrificing mobility," said Tom Butler, director, worldwide ThinkPad marketing, Lenovo. "We've ensured that the new ThinkPad W510 mobile workstation also works seamlessly with leading graphics software programs as well as the newest breed of GPU-accelerated applications."

The complete line of new NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile professional graphics solutions is available worldwide through leading mobile workstation manufacturers. For more information about the entire series of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions, please visit www.nvidia.com/page/quadrofx_family.html.

For more information on notebook workstations with the new series of Quadro FX mobile professional graphics solutions, visit Dell at http://www.dell.com/business/laptops; Fujitsu Technology Solutions at http://ts.fujitsu.com/products/mobile; HP at www.hp.com/sbso/busproducts_notebooks.html; and Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

© 2010 NVIDIA Corporation. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, CUDA, 3D Vision, PowerMizer and Quadro are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, performance and capabilities of NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended October 25, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Mark Priscaro NVIDIA Corporation (408) 486-2438 mpriscaro@nvidia.com

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