NVIDIA GPUs Deliver 'Graphics Plus' Features to New ASUS Gaming PC

GeForce GTX 280 GPU Delivers Graphics Rendering Plus PhysX, CUDA, and SLI in New Flagship ASUS CG6155 Gaming PC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When ASUS selected the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 280 GPU for its new CG6155 extreme gaming machine, it wasn't simply because of its raw graphics horsepower. Creating the best gaming PC used to be a simple matter of using CPUs and GPUs with highest available raw power to deliver the fastest gaming experience. But while CPU performance and raw graphics rendering are still important, new advances in physics, multi-GPU technology, 3D stereo, and parallel computing have amplified the importance of the GPU, making the right GPU a critical component in consumers' buying decisions.

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Featuring the award-winning GeForce GTX 280 GPU and a motherboard built around the NVIDIA nForce(R) 790i Ultra SLI MCP platform technology, the ASUS CG6155 gaming PC supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI(R) technology enabling ASUS customers to equip their PC with one, two or even three GeForce GTX 280 GPUs. The CG6155 is a true "extreme gaming" machine, designed for hardcore gaming aficionados who want the maximum visual and physics fidelity possible.

"Our goal for the ASUS CG6155 was to give gamers unprecedented performance and realism," says Carroll Hsieh, ASUS desktop product management director. "With NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280 GPUs and the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP we effortlessly achieved our performance goals. With GeForce GPUs and support for things like CUDA and PhysX(TM) technologies, we have redefined the entire gaming experience with new levels of realism. Gamers are not going to believe their eyes."

With NVIDIA PhysX technology, GeForce GPUs bring games come to life with explosions that cause dust and debris, characters that move with life-like motion, or cloth that drapes and tears naturally. PhysX technology harnesses the power of both the CPU and any NVIDIA GeForce(R) 8 Series or higher GPU, giving it the power to handle 10-20 times more visual complexity on screen. With NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and PhysX technology, ASUS customers can be assured of the ultimate, immersive experience.

In addition to processing graphics and physics for gaming, the new GeForce GTX 280 GPUs also support CUDA(TM) technology for accelerating non-gaming applications such as high-definition video playback and transcoding, to photo processing and editing.

And soon, with a compatible monitor and stereoscopic glasses, GeForce GPUs will be able to deliver stereoscopic gaming for over 350 existing games, for the ultimate in immersive gaming. The first 3D-stereoscopic-compatible monitors are coming onto the market now and the 3D glasses will be available in coming months.

The ASUS CG6155 gaming PC is available now. For more information on the ASUS CG6155 gaming PC, please visit: http://www.asus.com. For more information on NVIDIA technologies and products, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com.

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) graphics products, and the high- performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, uses, performance, features, impact, and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP, NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology and CUDA architecture, performance in the ASUS CG6155 gaming PC and impact on the ASUS CG6155 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 faster or more efficient technology; the impact of technological development and competition; 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 including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 27, 2008. 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.

(C) 2008 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, GeForce, nForce, PhysX, and SLI 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.

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