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Nvidia develops "aggressively-priced" GPUs

Posted: 31 Mar 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Nvidia  GeForce 7  graphics processing unit  GPU  GeForce 7600 

Nvidia Corp., a provider of programmable graphics processor technologies, expanded its GeForce 7 Series with two "aggressively-priced" graphics processing units (GPUs) for the mainstream market: the GeForce 7600 GS GPU and the GeForce 7300 LE GPU.

Nvidia claims that the GeForce 7600 GS GPU could optimise entertainment experience with extreme high-definition (HD) gaming and home-theatre quality HD video with silent operation. On the other hand, the GeForce 7300 LE GPU, previously available only to system builders, is said to have the video and gaming features of today's most advanced GPUs, delivering stunning, HD video with up to 1080i resolution and ultra-realistic gaming effects at mainstream price levels.

Both GPUs have standard GeForce 7 Series features as well as advanced technologies that include a high-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista, touted to be the industry's first OS to require a dedicated GPU to maximize its capabilities. The two GPUs also feature H.264 hardware accelerated support through Nvidia PureVideo technology, a combination of HD video processors and software that delivers HD home-theatre quality video experience to the PC. They are likewise the only GPUs that fully support Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0, including vertex texture fetch that enables advanced shading programs for more realistic effects.

"These GPUs deliver the same enthusiast-class features at very affordable prices," commented Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at Nvidia.

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