INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM - SAN JOSE, Calif., August 24, 2000 - NVIDIA
Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) announced today will be the first 3D graphics
company ready to deliver a product to benefit from Intel's new AGP 8X
interface, the next generation of the parallel AGP interface. Like AGP4x it
is a 32 bit wide bus, but the new specification allows a doubling in speed
to 533MHz. Intel is releasing the rev 0.9 specifications in August 2000.
NVIDIA and Intel have been engaged to gather feedback and validate the
implementation in the AGP8x specification.
"We are pleased to have worked with Intel to develop the AGP8x specification
and intend to fully support it in our future generation GPUs," stated Dan
Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "By providing
advanced system bandwidth to balance graphics performance, our AGP8x
initiative represents a major step forward in the graphics industry."
"Intel has worked closely with NVIDIA to deliver high-performance 3D
graphics capabilities to the desktop PC market segment," stated David Fair,
Intel Visualization Technologies Intiative manager. "By combining our two
roadmaps, we hope to move consumers, generation-by-generation, closer to
Pixar level graphics on the desktop PC."