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NVIDIA Integrated GPU Enhance Highest Volume HP Notebook Lines
Notebooks | Just Announced
Thu 18 May 2006

SINGAPORE, MAY 18, 2006 -- NVIDIA Corporation announced the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics processor (IGP) and NVIDIA nForce Go 430 media communications processor (MCP) are now available in the HP Pavilion dv2000 series and Compaq Presario V3000 series of notebook PCs. The HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario lines are the highest-volume of notebook PCs from HP, the world’s leading provider of consumer notebook PCs .

Thin-and-light notebook PCs have historically had relatively low graphics performance in order to adhere to the low power and thermal requirements required in smaller notebooks. However, new technologies and applications such as high-definition (HD) video and Microsoft Windows Vista require more graphics processing performance than common integrated solutions can deliver. The new NVIDIA notebook solutions deliver excellent performance per watt, enhancing video playback and accelerating 3D applications within the low power and thermal budgets required for compact notebooks.

“Equipped with the energy efficient, high-performance, NVIDIA GeForce Go GPU and nForce G0 430 MCP, the new HP notebooks bring advanced graphics and video capabilities to consumers that will enable them to enjoy the new wave of 3D and video applications in style,” said Manoj Gujral, General Manager of the Notebook Platform Business at NVIDIA.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 IGP and nForce G0 430 MCP Benefits

• Support for the newly announced AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology, 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs.
• NVIDIA PowerMizer technology for reduced power consumption and less heat generation enabling cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life.
• Support for DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for more realism in 3D games and applications.
• Hardware accelerated HD video support via NVIDIA PureVideo technology — the only notebook IGP solution that supports hardware accelerated H.264 HD video playback.
• High-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista — the industry's first operating system to require a GPU to realise its full potential .

The New GeForce Go 7200 GPU

In additional news, the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 GPU is now being offered as the enhanced graphics option for Intel processor-based versions of the HP Pavilion dv2000 series and Compaq Presario V3000 series of notebook PCs. With outstanding performance per watt, the new GPU is designed for thin and light notebooks. The GPU is being used in smaller notebooks where lower performance graphics solutions were traditionally used, providing notebook users with the enhanced graphics and video performance while maintaining long battery life.

Notebook Availability

The new AMD-based notebooks with systems will be available direct from HP at retail outlets in the first half of 2006. The new HP Intel-based notebooks will be available through the same outlets later this month.