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Report on nVIDIA
Report on nVIDIA - PCSTATS
Abstract: Nvidia is a world leader in graphics technology, offering probably the best GPU's in its' class.
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External Mfg. Website: Nvidia Apr 22 2001   J. Robbins  
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Report on nVIDIA

Nvidia is a world leader in graphics technology, offering probably the best GPU's in its' class. In the past few months, nVidia has done a lot of work which is set to change the graphic technology industry forever. This is a report on a what the company has been involved in recently.

We all know of nVidia's superb graphics chip family, the GeForce. The GeForce chip is the best graphics chip available on the market today. Earlier this year, nVidia released the GeForce3 GPU, which has changed the way we look at visual graphics today. This is a tremendous leap forward from the previous GPU, the GeForce2, and offers nearly 4-times the amount of speed and performance over the GeForce2 Ultra GPU.

NVidia's GeForce3 debuted in Apple Computers and was quickly brought to PC's just 5 days after the Macintosh debut. Some of the great features of the GeForce3 include the nfiniteFX Engine, which gives developers the freedom to "create a virtually infinite number of special effects via programmable Vertex and Pixel Shaders." Vertex shaders are used in giving characters/objects more detail, making them appear realistic. Now, characters are able to move in real time with complete perfection to detail! This is a truly amazing accomplishment for nVidia, and it will change the way we view graphic technology forever. Pixel shaders involve lighting and shading effects of 3D graphics. Combined with the Vertex Shaders, this duo provides a host of features for the best GPU ever! What else has nVidia been up to lately?

On December 15, 2000, nVidia and 3dFx signed a purchase agreement that supposedly gave nVidia assets to patents, trademarks, brand names, and other graphic related materials. It's known that nVidia paid 55 millions dollars in cash for these assets. Along with the money, 3dFx may also receive stock and additional revenue from the nVidia US Investment Company. NVidia confirmed that all agreements were made and completed on April 19, 2001.

Up next for nVidia is their presentation at the E3 expo from May 17-19 in Los Angeles, CA. E3 is the largest gaming expo in the world, a chance for gamers and gaming companies to show off their latest product to the gaming media. Only Employees in the graphics or gaming industry are allowed at E3 as you must meet the E3 qualifications in order to attend. At this convention, nVidia will be demonstrating the GeForce3 GPU and showing off several new games which take advantage of the new features the GeForce3 offers.

Longtime nVidia investors are surely happy, for nVidia stock (Nasdaq: NVDA) is currently at a steady price of 86.96. Knowing that the release of the GeForce3 will only increase nVidia's company profile, investors feel assured that their money will continue to grow with nVidia.

NVidia has been a stable multimedia developer company since they debuted. Having the "lead" technology in graphics and multimedia really stormed computer users with top-notch visual entertainment. With the recent release of the GeForce family GPU, nVidia can only look forward. A stable company with excellent offerings to the public, nVidia is "top of its class."


 

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