NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences

NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences 
NVIDIA Supercharges Full Range of Windows 8-Based Products, Including
Touchscreen PCs and Amazingly Efficient Mobile Devices 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --  NVIDIA's deep
expertise in visual and mobile computing, and its extensive
collaboration with Microsoft Corp., mean that consumers will enjoy
premium experiences running on NVIDIA(R)-powered systems for Windows
8 and Windows RT. 
PCs with NVIDIA GeForce(R) GPUs will deliver exceptional experiences
for editing photos and video, playing games and browsing the web
because Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 now take advantage of
graphics hardware. And NVIDIA Tegra(R) processors will power a new
generation of amazingly thin and light Windows RT devices that run
for days on a single charge.  
Windows RT marks the first time that PCs have been able to take
advantage of incredibly efficient ARM-based processors like Tegra 3,
enabling two weeks of connected standby time. The majority of Windows
RT devices at launch use NVIDIA Tegra 3, including the ASUS Vivo Tab
RT, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Microsoft Surface RT.  
"We've worked with Microsoft for three years to ensure that Windows
RT delivers a seamless experience on mobile devices," said Rene Haas,
vice president and general manager of computing products at NVIDIA.
"Our experience with Windows and expertise on ARM makes NVIDIA
specially qualified to deliver a premium Windows experience on any
system -- from sexy and sleek Windows RT tablets to high-end gaming
For nearly two decades, NVIDIA has worked closely with Microsoft to
provide graphics technologies and video drivers for Microsoft
operating systems and APIs. NVIDIA engineers began working three
years ago to support Microsoft's effort to take advantage of graphics
hardware in Windows 8 and to extend its popular operating system to
tablets. NVIDIA provided extensive support -- including development
kits, software support and 500 man-years of engineering time -- in
collaborating with Microsoft to deliver an amazing Windows experience
on mobile devices.  
In keeping with Microsoft's no-compromise experience, Windows RT will
enhance productivity for mobile devices by including Microsoft Office
Home and Student 2013 RT Preview, which includes Word 2013 RT, Excel 
2013 RT, PowerPoint 2013 RT and OneNote 2013 RT.  
Plus, Tegra-based Windows RT devices are great for gaming, powered by
a 12-core NVIDIA GPU that renders realistic-looking scenes with
dynamic lighting and real-time physics. NVIDIA will also extend its
popular TegraZone(TM) application to Windows RT to make it easy for
gamers to identify the most compelling games for Tegra-powered
Windows RT devices.  
For GeForce customers planning to upgrade their operating system,
NVIDIA has already released Windows Hardware Quality Labs
(WHQL)-certified GeForce drivers to help ensure that their PCs are
ready for Windows 8.  
 NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer
graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers.
NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto
infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly
immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and
visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to
jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of
science with high performance computing. The company has more than
5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas
essential to modern computing. For more information, see
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited
to, statements as to: the impact, performance, features and benefits
of Windows 8 and Windows RT, and the effects of the company's patents
on modern computing, 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: global economic
conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble,
package and test our products; the impact of technological
development and competition; development of new products and
technologies or enhancements to our existing product and
technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners
products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in
consumer preferences or demands; 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, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q
for the fiscal period ended July 29, 2012. Copies of reports filed
with the SEC are posted on the company's 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. 
Copyright 2012 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the
NVIDIA logo, GeForce, Tegra, and Tegrazone are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated. Features,
pricing, availability and specifications are subject to change
without notice. 
For further information, contact:
Ken Brown
NVIDIA Corporate Communications
(408) 486-2626
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