New NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS GPU Optimized for Use with AMD Processor Platforms
WINHEC 2000, New Orleans, LA --
AMD announced today that NVIDIA's groundbreaking GeForce2 GTS, the first shading graphics processor unit (GPU) for the desktop PC market, has been fully optimized for use with AMD processor platforms, including platforms based on the AMD Athlon™ processor. Significant gains in performance are being realized through optimizations at both the silicon and software driver level.
The GeForce2 GTS combines blazing fast graphics processing and powerful new features like the NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR) that delivers a major step towards truly interactive, cinematic-quality real-time graphics. The NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer is a radical new technology that enables sophisticated per-pixel shading capabilities delivering the next-generation of visual realism to the PC platform.
"We are very excited about the level of dedication, resources, focus, and widespread support the people at NVIDIA are putting behind our platforms," said Ned Finkle, Director of AMD's Infrastructue Technology Development Group. "End users who combine the GeForce2 GTS with an AMD Athlon processor are going to realize tremendous platform performance."
"By coupling the highly-anticipated GeForce2 GTS and its new per-pixel shading operations with the outstanding performance of the AMD Athlon processor, the industry has taken a major step toward achieving cinematic level animation in real-time," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.
The newly optimized drivers include Microsoft DirectX 7 and OpenGL API's on all mainstream PC operating systems including Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, and Linux. These drivers are also fully backwards compatible and optimized on previously released NVIDIA graphics technologies including Riva TnT, Riva TnT2, NVIDIA GeForce256, and NVIDIA Quadro.
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