NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS Resets the Performance Bar for Entry-Level PC Graphics
- Today NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced the NVIDIA® GeForce® 7200 GS graphics processing unit ( GPU), a new, faster, entry-level GPU.
- GeForce 7200 GS is designed to offer a low-cost upgrade from integrated graphics solutions and is built for Microsoft Windows® Vista™ —the industry’s first operating system to require a dedicated GPU to realize its full potential 1
- Graphics cards equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS GPU are available today from e-tailers and retailers worldwide at aggressive prices under $50 and are being offered in PCs from leading OEMs and system builders.
- The NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS performs up to 50% faster 2 than the latest integrated graphics solutions in common 3D benchmark tests.
- GeForce 7200 GS GPUs provide full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0 for more realism in 3D games and applications, high dynamic-range ( HDR) lighting support for advanced 3D realism, and NVIDIA PureVideo™ technology, which delivers smooth, home-theater quality video, superb picture clarity and vivid colors on any display.
- The world’s leading add-in card partners are offering graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS GPUs, including Albatron, ASUSTek Computer Inc., Biostar, ECS, EVGA Corporation, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Innovision, Leadtek Research Inc., MSI Computer Corporation, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Point of View, PNY Technology, SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., XFX, Zogis, and Zotac.
Attributable to Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA:
“Windows Vista, which benefits greatly from additional 3D performance, is gaining market share and mainstream applications such as Microsoft Maps, Picasa from Google and iTunes are also starting to take advantage of 3D graphics. By making a small investment in graphics performance, customers buying Vista PCs can go from an underwhelming experience to one that delivers exceptional performance and features”