NVIDIA Powers Amazing Windows 8 Experiences

Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT

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  SANTA CLARA, CA, Oct 25 (Marketwire) -- 
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

    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 PCs." 

    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. 

    About NVIDIA
 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 www.nvidia.com.

    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
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registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other
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For further information, contact:
Ken Brown
NVIDIA Corporate Communications
(408) 486-2626

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