NVIDIA expands graphics presence
NVIDIA has issued a wide-ranging product announcement, encompassing three different technologies, at the CeBIT tech event in Hannover, Germany.
First up for the Santa Clara, Calif., company is the use of its SLI graphics processor technology in notebooks. Previously, the award-winning and fan favorite graphics processing units were available only for desktops. The SLI GPUs allow very high-resolution graphics found in games and movies to be run on a single computer; now, that option has been extended to a portable computer.
A related solution is the introduction of an integrated graphics processor core-logic solution, also for notebooks. A combination of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 GPU and the NForce Go 430 media and communications processor, this IGP, too, is designed for high-definition video playback. It is also designed to work with Microsoft’s new Vista OS.
The third announcement is a new development platform called Monahans. The focus is again on high-resolution and high-definition media, including digital TV, advanced photo imaging, 3D gaming, and surround-sound audio. These solutions will be available for use in mobile phones and portable media players and gaming devices.