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GeForce GPUs compatible with Vista

Posted: 13 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:graphics processing units? GPUs? Windows Vista? Nvidia?

Nvidia Corp. announced that it is aligning its products with Windows Vista's ongoing development and that most of its graphics processing units (GPUs) are already compatible with the latest test versions of Windows Vista.

Windows Vista, which Microsoft is scheduled to release in the second half of this yea , is touted to mark an improvement in the way the Windows OS takes advantage of the PC's GPU. The upcoming Windows OS will feature a new desktop compositing engine that aims to leverage graphic cards.

The products supported in the latest Windows Vista community technology preview are the GeForce FX, 6, and 7 GPU series for desktop PCs and notebooks, and the GeForce 6 series motherboard GPUs. This lineup encompasses hardware and software support for 32bit and 64bit computing environments and technologies such as the Nvidia scalable link interface. In addition, the Nvidia UDA driver architecture will be extended to Windows Vista.

"Nvidia is working closely with Microsoft to identify and develop the key hardware components necessary for an optimal Windows Vista experience across a range of platforms," said Lew Wagman, strategic marketing director, Nvidia. "We believe the GPU will become the focal point of a variety of new technologies in the Windows Vista timeframe, including HD-DVD, high-definition TV playback and video processing."

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